|Vol68-10 October 2018|
Save on heating costs
In Southern Maryland, the largest energy user in the home is the unit that supplies heat. Heat pumps are the most popular electric heating system in SMECO’s service territory.
A heat pump is a closed circuit that moves heat from one place to another. In summer, it removes heat from the inside and discharges it outside. In winter, it removes heat from outside and transfers it inside. When it’s very cold or below freezing and your heat pump is running 100 percent of the time but cannot keep up with the thermostat’s temperature setting, the heat pump will need to access supplemental heat.
Heat pump tips