Even when we lived in apartments, we did not have a heat pump.
In the winter, our bills are crazy!
Our heat pump runs and NEVER turns off. This of course costs lots and lots of money.
I have had guys come out here many times, and they have fixed things, but in the winter it still never turns off unless I turn it off. Then, after I do turn it off, many times it goes up a degree in the house. I know that heat pumps are meant for Florida, but Columbia gets a lot colder than Florida!
So here are some of my solutions, but I would LOVE to hear your solutions.
1. Keep it on a cold 68 in the house. We are already cold at 70, so might as well keep it there it on what SC&G recommends.
2. Turn off the unit at lunch time to give it a change to regroup. Only turn it off for 30 minutes and then turn it back on (if I do not do this it will probably run for three weeks straight).
3. Last night, we went and got a Lasko heater at Walmart for $55 and keep in running in the den while we are home. The only problem is that since we have had a fire, we cannot keep it running while we sleep and do unplug it when we leave.
What are your recommendations? Have my kids sleep in a snuggie? Haha! Their rooms are freezing!