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Three Essential Tips for Heat Pump Owners

Three Essential Tips for Heat Pump Owners

As a heat pump owner, it's important to make the most of your system's capabilities while minimis
ing energy consumption and costs. By following these three useful tips, you can ensure optimal performance and efficient operation of your heat pump.

1. Make sure your heat pump is configured correctly

With a heat pump, you have the convenience of maintaining a consistent temperature in your house throughout the day. The heat pump operates in a standby mode until the temperature in your home falls below the threshold you've set. When properly set up, there should be no need for frequent adjustments - the heat pump will activate less often during warmer daytime temperatures and more frequently during colder nights. By configuring your heat pump in this manner, you can ensure that it consumes minimal electricity, activating only when necessary to replenish the heat.

To maximise cost savings, heat pump owners are recommended to choose a tariff with a lower rate during nighttime compared to daytime. WeSwitchU can provide valuable advice on selecting the most suitable tariff based on your meter configuration.

2. Service your heat pump once a year

Regular maintenance of your heat pump is essential to keep it in optimal condition. It is recommended to schedule a professional service by a qualified technician at least once a year. During this service, the heat pump technician will not only ensure that all your settings are still accurately configured but also perform crucial tasks such as cleaning, inspecting, and replacing any worn-out parts of your heat pump.

3. Modify your hot water schedule for cost savings

A useful guideline for your heat pump is to schedule your hot water to heat during off-peak hours, typically once during the night between 2 am and 6 am, and once during the early afternoon before 5 pm to 7 pm.

If you decide to sign up for a smart tariff, you can take advantage of a discounted night rate (generally available from 11 pm to 8 am) and an even lower-priced night "boost" rate (ranging from 2 am to 6 am).

If you’d like to find the best tariff for your home and heat pump configuration, fill out this form. If you have any questions, you can give WeSwitchU a call at 01-9125161 or reach us at support@weswitchu.ie.