Electric Heat Pump - and turn off or turn down
Hello - my husband and I just bought our first home - a 800 sq foot condo with an electric heat pump. We arent' very familiar with how exactly they work.
We had no problems running the AC, however now that it's cooler outside I have some questions for how to run it most effectively.
We have been turning it off for 10-12 hours during the day when we leave for work and during the night. The past few weeks its only taken 10-20 minutes to get the condo warmed up when we turn it back on. Now that the outdoor temperate is much cooler, it's running for 1-1.5 hours straight to bring the inside temperate up from 60-something degress to 70 degrees.
Instead of turning it off and on is it more cost effective to just keep the temperate at a steady 65 degrees or something during the day and at night?
The heat pump has a manual thermostat with AC/Heat/Auxillary (Emergency).
Thanks for your help.