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Here’s What You Need to Know About Dual Fuel Systems

question-markIf we told you that you can combine two of the most efficient heating systems on the market today for even better efficiency and even greater comfort, would you believe us? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, believe it! A dual fuel system combines the power of a gas furnace with the versatility of a heat pump to give you a heating experience like none other!

There are just so many reasons to consider installing a dual fuel system in your home, and below, we have outlined some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (and yes, remember to call our team when you need heating services in Mooresville, NC.)

The Basics

A dual fuel system is the combination of an electric heat pump and a gas furnace. The combination provides the advantages of both systems while eliminating the drawbacks of each. Dual fuel systems are centralized, using a network of ducts to distribute warm air throughout the home. The heat pump portion works throughout the summer and much of the winter. But, when the temperature gets low enough, the gas furnace takes over.

The Benefits

There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to a dual fuel system, including:

  1. Efficiency: The number one advantage of installing a dual fuel system in your home is energy efficiency. In general, heat pumps tend to be more energy-efficient than traditional forced-air systems. This is because they do not generate their own heat, but rather move heat from one place to another. But when temperatures become too cold, the heat pump begins to struggle. Switching to a gas furnace then becomes the next best option in terms of energy efficiency. Operating an efficient system keeps both repair costs and utility bills to a minimum.
  2. Versatility: You’ll be able to use your dual fuel system year-round due to the heat pump’s ability to both heat and cool your home. A heat pump works much like an air conditioner, relying on the flow of refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. A reversing valve is all that is needed to reverse the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summertime cooling! With just the flick of the switch, your heater will become an air conditioner.
  3. Environmentally Friendly: Due to their ability to switch between different fuel sources at the most economical time, dual fuel systems are very environmentally friendly. Less energy will be spent trying to warm your home during the winter, so you’ll end up using fewer natural resources.

So, What are You Waiting For?

If you are interested in having a dual fuel system installed in your home, do not hesitate to contact a certified HVAC professional. Trust us, only a professional has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to ensure that your new system installed quickly and correctly, the first time around.

Ready to install a dual fuel system in your home? Great! Contact the team at Canell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today! 

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