A dual fuel method consists of a natural gas gas furnace and an electric heat pump.
Combining these 2 odd types of systems cost considerably more than the more conventional partnership of a gas furnace and a/c; However, the energy savings just about year round hastily help to reclaim the investment.
The main fortune is the heat pump. While an a/c strictly provides cooling, a heat pump offers both heating and cooling capacity, and during the summer, the heat pump operates similarly to an a/c. In cooling mode, there is no significant difference in efficiency. However, a heat pump is especially wonderful at battling excess humidity which can allow for higher thermostat settings. The real benefits are found in cooling mode. When the outside temperature drops, the heat pump literally reverses the flow of refrigerant. It finds ambient heat in the outdoor air and transfers it inside. This process avoids burning fossil fuels and the creation of redhouse gasses. There are no worries over carbon monoxide, fumes or warm surfaces. Heat pumps are charmingly environmentally friendly. They are far more energy efficient than most other types of heating options, including forced air gas furnaces. In areas with milder weather, a heat pump manages year round temperature control. For locations with extreme Winter weather, the heat pump struggles once the outdoor temperature drops below chilly. With a dual fuel system, the heat pump operates the majority of the time. During the worst of winter, the gas furnace automatically starts up and handles demand. The method utilizes the most beneficial option for the weather, saving money and providing ideal comfort.