How can I save energy with my heat pump?
When electricity prices are high, the heat pump is a real piggy bank. Thanks to the fact that it draws free energy from nature, it gives four times more energy than it consumes. So if you already have a heat pump save up to 75% of your purchased electricity - compared to someone who has direct-acting electricity.
Read our tips and save even more!
Lower your indoor temperature
By lowering the room temperature by 1 degree during the heating season, you can save about 6% of your heating costs, a little depending on where in the country you live and the type of house. An average family in a villa with 21°C indoor temperature, consumes approximately 4,000 – 8,000 kWh for just the heat in one year, which gives an estimated saving of 250 – 500 kWh/year. Imagine how much you can save if you have 23°C at home and lower it to 20°C – and maybe a bit more in the bedroom to sleep better.
Review the temperature, room by room
Can you lower the temperature a little more in the bedroom, guest room or garage? When you have a wireless temperature sensor and a wireless radiator thermostat in the room, they communicate with your intelligent heat pump, which automatically adjusts to the temperature you have chosen.
A quicker shower does the trick
The shower takes about 2/3 of a household's hot water consumption. Reduce the shower time and you and your family can then lower the consumption by 30% - 40% and get a saving of approximately. 300 - 600 kWh in a year.
Lower the Comfort mode on the hot water
In our heat pumps there are several comfort modes for hot water and most households have room to lower the comfort mode one level. For an average family in a villa with a heat pump, the hot water uses approximately. 1,000 – 1,500 kWh/year. If you lower from normal to small/economy comfort mode, you can save approx. 150 kWh/year.
Do not heat hot water unnecessarily
Many of our heat pumps have the Smart Control function, as do our water heaters in the Compact Smart Control series. This means that they learn your hot water usage to save energy automatically.
If you have very irregular hot water use, it may be better to have the water heater on the lowest comfort setting during the workdays and activate hot water when you need it.
Turn off the water in the summerhouse
By turning off your summer house's electric water heater during the winter months, you save approximately 300 kWh, compared to if it were to run at full capacity and still not be used. Turn the thermostat knob down to the lowest temperature possible or turn it off completely. If you turn it off completely, you must empty the water heater or have some heat on in the house, so the water does not freeze.
Lower ventilation during the day
There is a simple way to control the ventilation as needed. With the wireless accessory CDS 10 connected to the heat pump, the carbon dioxide content is read and adjusted automatically to create a pleasant indoor climate. For example, when no one is at home during the day, the ventilation is reduced to further reduce the energy cost, and if there are many of you at home, it increases.
Economy mode on vacation
If you are away for a longer period of time, you can use the Holiday-mode function if you have an intelligent heat pump. Then the heat pump goes into economy mode, so that your house feels good but uses less energy.
Open the thermostatic vents
The heat pump works more efficiently and draws less energy when you have fully open thermostatic valves. Therefore, it is better to lower the indoor temperature in the heat pump than to close the thermostatic valves. If you get unnecessarily hot in a room when you have done this, you can of course use the thermostat to lower the heat there.