Cold Maineville Weather Increases HVAC Needs -- How a Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel System Helps

by Greg Leisgang on December 26, 2013

Posted in: Furnaces

Colder temperatures are here, which makes now the perfect time to review your furnace's efficiency and performance. If you've been unhappy or disappointed in your furnace's performance in the past, you may want to consider using a dual fuel system this winter. With a dual fuel system supplementing your HVAC system, Maineville may not feel so cold this winter.

A dual fuel system combines a gas furnace with an electric heat pump to provide ideal levels of efficiency and comfort. Even in cold weather, the outdoor air contains heat. A heat pump extracts that warm air and distributes it throughout your house in a consistent manner.

The heat pump works most efficiently when heating the home in cool to chilly weather. In a dual fuel system, the system will switch from the electric heat pump to a gas furnace when the temperature reaches a balance point, or the temperature at which the heat pump can no long heat the house to the temperature set on the thermostat.

The gas furnace operates most efficiently colder, even freezing temperatures. By switching from the heat pump to the furnace at the balance point, you get the best of both units, with each operating in their most efficient states. The dual fuel system will also provide a more  comfortable flow of warm air through the house, as the heat pump provides consistent warmth as opposed to intermittent blasts of heat from the furnace.

For more information on dual fuel systems and how one may benefit your home, please contact Tri-County Heating and Cooling. We've proudly serve the HVAC needs of homeowners in and around Maineville.

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