Is it normal for a heater to stay on for an hour or more if it's 30 degrees outside?
- John AldenLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
Depends entirely on the system, but in general it should not be too oversized so that it runs for just a short time. Longer, slower heating cycles are more efficient.
- DroopyLv 58 months ago
Yes especially if its a heatpump. Its normal but also could be issue depending on your service record on it. If everything is good then don't worry heatpumps are more efficient than strip heat down to -5 course thats under perfect weather conditions.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 78 months ago
30 degrees F? yes. quite normal
- Anonymous8 months ago
Invest in a cheap digital room thermometer. Then you will have an accurate figure to work on.
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- mrh-slosLv 78 months ago
Fahrenheit or centigrade? 30 degrees F is below freezing, so yes, but 30 degrees C is a hot summers day so no heating should be necessary.