If you’re a homeowner, it’s likely that you’re always looking for a way to improve your house and save money in the meantime. Whether you’re in the market for a new heating system this winter or you have a feeling your air conditioner won’t make it through next summer, you’d do well to consider a dual fuel system—also known as a dual fuel heat pump.
The dual fuel system—a combination of a heat pump and furnace—can be integrated from a heat pump system you already have in place or it can be installed as a brand new system. The heat pump portion, in the winter, works by pulling in warm air from the outside and expelling cold air outdoors through a refrigerant process. The obstacle is, when temperatures get too cold, a heat pump can struggle—which is where the furnace part of this equation comes in.
But is this right solution for your home? Read on, and then you can decide.
Is a Dual Fuel System Compatible with Your Home?
As we alluded to above, dual fuel systems can be integrated into your already existing heat pump, or furnace if you already have one of those. So not only will you be saving on your monthly costs, but the installation price won’t be as high as if you were installing a brand new air conditioner and a brand new furnace.
Additionally, dual fuel systems are often compatible with a lot of smart home technology, such as Wi-Fi and smart thermostats. These are thermostats that can be pre-programmed and some can even “learn” from your average settings and use what they learn to develop a heating and cooling program for you.
We believe it’s vital that you’re able to enjoy your home without spending a lot of money or wasting energy and money.
Will a Dual Fuel System be Efficient Enough?
About that energy—while convenience is a great reason to use a dual fuel heat pump, it’s not the only reason. Actually, the main reason homeowners choose dual fuel systems is for their fuel efficiency. Having an efficient HVAC system will help you save money right away and in the long run.
You’ll be spared some of the initial expenses by upgrading your heat and air conditioner simultaneously into one system, like we mentioned above. But also, during the cold months the dual fuel system won’t have to work as hard to do its job as a heat pump would have to do on its own. Less work means less energy usage, and you’ll save on your heating bills! Plus, you’ll even reduce your carbon footprint by using your gas-powered furnace less.
Turn to Us for Your HVAC Installation
Whether you do choose to go with a dual fuel system or want to explore more options, you should always work with a professional. Only a trained and experienced technician will have the information you need to make an educated decision on how to stay most comfortable in your home, no matter what time of the year it is.