Dual Fuel Heating Systems: Hybrid Heating Solutions
Dual-Fuel system (also called a hybrid heating or packaged heating system) is one of the best ways to efficiently heat and cool your home or office. The concept is simple; a Dual-Fuel system is a furnace and heat pump combination. Primarily, the heating system runs as a heat pump and only switches to the gas furnace operation when outdoor temperature drops below 35 degrees F. The idea is to run off electricity primarily and use natural gas only when needed due to a temperature drop.
Dual-Fuel systems are typically $500 to $1000 more than a conventional heating and cooling systems. Because there are advantages and disadvantages to both a heat pump and gas furnace based on the outdoor temperature, the dual-fuel solution really does give you the best of both worlds. A Dual-Fuel is essentially like having two systems in one and the typical return on your comfort investment is within approx five to six years.
Solar Integration for Dual Fuel Heating Systems
Solar upgrades have brought the Dual-Fuel systems to be a main topic of discussion. With the big move to “Go Solar” many homeowners are looking to be off their local power grid. Heating and air conditioning accounts for about 56% of the energy use in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes. (according to energy.gov) What better way than to run a hybrid heat pump / Dual-Fuel unit using electricity 90% or more of the time. The savings are clear and the right choice is a Dual-Fuel heating system.
Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar is partnered with Lennox and offers heat pump systems such as the Lennox XP25 that can help save you money today! If you’ve been considering a new system, make sure to check out this system and others. The HVAC experts at Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar can help you find the perfect fit for your home – give us a call today!