As the outdoor temperatures drop, your electric heat pump needs help to produce enough heat to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. As a result, your heat pump activates the heat strips (also known as auxiliary heat), which can cost up to 3 times more to operate.
If you have a heat pump and are away from home during the day, lower your thermostat several degrees from the recommended 68 degrees. When you return home, raise the thermostat one degree at a time until the desired setting is reached in order to avoid the heat strips from activating.
For more helpful energy saving tips, visit sceg.com/energywise.
Comparing the First 17 Days of January
|# Days under 32 degrees
|# Days 68 degrees or above