Brrrr . . . it’s really cold outside. In Virginia Beach and the rest of Hampton Roads, when outdoor temperatures drop below 35 degrees, our heat pumps run more. But especially during the rare times when temperature approach 0 degrees, our heat pumps don’t seem to be able to keep up with the loss of heat in the home.
Let’s say you set your thermostat at 70 degrees, but your heat pump doesn’t seem to get above 68 degrees. As long as it’s not dropping many degrees below the thermostat temperature (in this case 70 degrees), the cause is probably the extremely cold weather not your heat pump.