Many new heat pump owners have probably seen the 'Emergency Heat' setting also labeled as 'aux' or 'auxiliary heat' on their heat pumps' thermostats but don't really know what it means or its function. So when should you switch your heat pump setting to emergency heat mode? Well, simply put, only when your heat pump malfunctions should you switch to emergency heat. For a detailed explanation, it's important to know the function of the Emergency Heat setting, and to that effect, there's need to understand the typical operations of a heat pump, particularly in cold weather.
With summer on the horizon, many Australian households are preparing for endless outdoor and indoor activities. However, just like every season, summer comes with a host of its own electrical problems. With extreme heat events, none stop running of appliances such as air conditioning can be expected to help stay cool inside. Electrical usage skyrockets and with it comes a busy season for electricians. Increased electricity usage can lead to tripping circuit breakers, flickering lights amongst other problems.
There are some hot water maintenance items that any homeowner can put on their checklist and handle. Most of these are small things like checking for leaks on a routine basis or making sure that you drain your water heater on occasion. There are some hot water maintenance items that should be left to the professionals in order to reduce chances of injury or costly replacement and repairs. Here are a few of those items and what you should know about each one:
Many homeowners only pick up their phones to call electricians when things get out of hand -- for instance, when a fuse blows because of an electrical surge. However, by the time such an incident happens, it could be too late; your home might be engulfed in an electrical fire, causing thousands of dollars in damages or even deaths. Therefore, it is wise to perform necessary precautionary steps in all residential electrical outlets and fixtures to keep your home safe.
Household appliances such as air conditioners, space heaters, refrigerators, washing machines and clothes dryers make life so much more comfortable and simple, but they also have another thing in common — they all use electricity. As the cost of electricity continues to go up, many Australian homeowners are keen on saving electricity and keeping down the cost of operating their household appliances. If you belong to this category of homeowners, you should consider trying these tips to help lower your monthly electricity bills.