Auxiliary Heat


It is winter and your HVAC system which is equipped with a heat pump is keeping the temperature in your home comfortable and on the preset temperature. But you’ve noticed now for a while that the thermostat’s auxiliary heating icon is on. You now wonder what it exactly means if the auxiliary heat light is on. And if it means that the auxiliary heat is active, you want to know whether it is a bad thing or not. And will your energy bill be affected? When the auxiliary icon is lit, it means extra heat is provided to help the HVAC heat pump to keep your home comfortable. This is the function of auxiliary heat, and thus not bad when it is providing extra heat. However, if extra heat is provided during milder weather conditions it might be an unnecessary waste of energy with a bad effect on your energy bill. In this…