What is a dual fuel or hybrid system?
A dual fuel – or hybrid system – combines a heat pump with a gas furnace. It’s primarily an electricity-driven system, although it does use gas as a secondary fuel source, particularly during extreme cold.
Dual fuel or hybrid systems work well during both summer and winter. During warm weather months, the system’s heat pump transfers interior hot air to the outside of a house, cooling the home. During the winter, the dual fuel system actually absorbs heat from a centralized unit located outside the house and pulls it inside, creating a warm, optimal temperature.
Is a dual fuel or hybrid system right for me?
Dual fuel or hybrid systems are extremely environmentally-friendly and known for being highly efficient. The heat pump and gas furnace work in tandem with each other, so that if one is not operating at optimum efficiency, the other will kick in to help. If you’re looking to cut energy costs, these systems deserve a good, long look.
At AirNow we carry a number of hybrid systems to suit your needs. We are also very experienced in the repair of dual fuel systems. If you have any questions, or need help choosing a hybrid system for your home, please do not hesitate to contact us or ask our experts.
By Terry Barrett