Why do heat pumps run so much in winterPost created: 2013-01-10 Type of Equipment: Air Conditioner Views: 87
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On 2013-01-10 JB wrote:
Not sure generally why they run, but it could be due to a range of issues relating to the weather and a malfunction in the heat pump. I found this string, which may have some relevant info for you: http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/509800-heat-pump-electricty-cost-during-winter.html.
There is also some good info here: http://precisioncomfort.com/2012/11/my-heat-pump-runs-all-day-and-night/.
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