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Old 02-07-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Heat pump Question

I just bought a house for my daughter and it has a heat pump for the heating system the house is around 2400 Sq ft and her heat bill for this month is over 500.00 which I thought was ridiculous. Is there a possibility that there is something wrong with the heat pump and if so what could it possibly be. Thanks for your help.


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Old 02-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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You might have better luck if you post in the HVAC section. Also the more info you post about your problem, the better the responses you'll get.


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Old 02-08-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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I bought a house with a heat pump. We were shocked when we got a bill for two months...$1300! I was using it when it was too cold outside and I think it was running off the heat strips. I now turn on our electric furnace in nov and It's been a little cheaper, but not much. Air conditioning wouldn't work in the heat wave this summer. The repairman said I need a new compressor. Who knows, maybe the heat pump never worked at all and I was heating off the strips or emergency heat the whole time.

Looked into getting a new gas furnace. I probably will when I reno the house. I like not having a gas bill though! Eight months of the year that I don't have to pay all those delivery fees - not to mention the cost of the furnace itself. I've compared my overall energy costs with friends and I figure I pay about 500 more a year than they do. Not quite enough for me to go out and finance a furnace for 230/month.

Anyways, back on topic... Although the repair guy told me I need a new compressor, I'm still not convinced it's totally shot. It heated my house fine until mid- November. Again though, maybe it was heating off the strips. Nothing on my thermostat indicated EM heat but maybe strips don't count. I look forward to following your post to see if you get any useful tips!

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