Why Is My Power Bill So High?

In winter, Heat Pumps are one of the most frequently run appliances in the home. If you are surprised by an increased energy bill, you should have a look at your Heat Pump. Heat Pumps are a cost effective form of heating so even if your heat pump seems to be running normally, one of the biggest signs it isn’t will be your power bill.

 

The first thing to consider is the age of your heat pump. Most heat pumps have a life expectancy of 12-15 years. If your heat pump is around this age, it might be worth considering replacing your exisiting unit.

 

Hitachi has two ranges of heat pumps, our contemporary 'E' Series and the premium 'S' Series, with capacities to suit all spaces. With our Sizing Tool we can suggest the best Heat Pump capacity to suit your needs. We also have other residential heating and cooling solutions available, just ask your nearest Hitachi installer.

 

Like any appliance, regular maintenance of your heat pump will mean it will run more efficiently and save you money.

 

If you determine your heat pump is the source of the increased energy bills, then there's a few things you can do to possibly get it running efficiently again. The reduced ability for the heat pump to heat or cool a room will increase the power output of the unit so keeping the unit and the area around it clean is important.

  • Cleaning the vents.
  • Clean or replace the filters.
  • Check for anything abnormal in the condenser coil.
  • Clear the area around the outdoor unit.
  • Keep dust in the house to a minimum.
  • Reduce the set temperature on the thermostat.

 

If you'd like to get a maintenace service to help the performance of your heat pump, contact one of our accredited Hitachi Installers here.

by Hitachi
31 Jul 2019

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