Why Upgrade to a Dual-Fuel Heat Pump?

Heat pumps are an energy efficient option for heating and cooling, but there are some drawbacks when the weather turns colder. While heat pumps are effective for heating when temperatures are above 35 degrees, when they dip colder, they may not offer the heating comfort you desire. Furnaces on the other hand offer excellent heat but are not as energy efficient. An alternative is a dual-fuel heat pump, that uses both options for maximum comfort and efficiency.

How Does a Dual-Fuel Heat Pump Work?

Heat pumps use the air from outside to cool or heat your home. They use much less energy than a furnace for heating and are efficient for air conditioning. A dual-fuel heat pump uses the heat pump function during the milder temperatures, offering a cost-effective option for heating your home. However, when it gets colder, it can switch to using a furnace for heating, offering more comfort.

A dual-fuel heat pump gives you the best of both systems. You get the efficiency of a heat pump during most of the year when temperatures are milder, especially spring and fall. This saves on energy bills compared to a furnace. However, when the weather gets colder, you will have the comfort and convenience of switching to more reliable heat from the furnace, but only when you need it.

A dual-fuel heat pump is one of the most efficient options for controlling the climate in your home year-round. If you are interested in learning more about how upgrading to a dual-fuel heat pump can benefit your home and energy bills, contact your local HVAC installer to get the details.

Posted on behalf of:
Western Aire Heating & Cooling
264 Buchanan Highway
Dallas, GA 30157
(770) 505-7426

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