Dual Fuel Combines a Heat Pump and Gas Furnace
The Southeast is the perfect climate for a dual fuel system. In Chapel Hill, a heat pump will be sufficient during the winter, when temperatures are above freezing. However, when the temperatures dip below freezing, a gas furnace will provide more economical heat to your home. Dual fuel systems combine a heat pump with a gas furnace, so you can benefit from having both of the systems available for every weather pattern.
How does the combined heat pump and gas furnace in Chapel Hill work?
When the temperature is above freezing, the dual fuel heat pump uses affordable electricity for home heating. Keeping an even air circulation throughout the home, it prevents the air from becoming too dry. When the temperatures fall below freezing, the heat pump automatically changes over to the supplemental gas furnace heat for maximum efficiency. In Chapel Hill, a heat pump is efficient for the above freezing days (around 35 degrees or higher), but on those cold, winter nights, it is recommended to have the added efficiency and cost savings of a gas furnace. With a dual fuel system, you will have the best of both heating sources.
Dual Fuel System Advantages
There are benefits to having both a heat pump and gas furnace in Chapel Hill. The versatility of using the heating method that is the most efficient, along with cost saving benefits make it a clear choice for homeowners that want to save money and energy. Although they are more costly to purchase (up to $1,000 more than traditional HVAC systems), you will break even in two to three years and then continue to save with the lower heating bills and better efficiency. You will enjoy savings from less energy utilization and less maintenance over the years of having a dual fuel system.
When temperatures fall below freezing in Chapel Hill, a heat pump will not work as effectively as a gas furnace to maintain comfortable indoor air temperatures. An efficient, dual fuel system that uses both technologies will provide the best quality heating with higher efficiency. Environmentally friendly, the system uses the electric heat pump the majority of the time, producing cleaner emissions. Heat your home in the most efficient, versatile and affordable way with a dual fuel system installed by Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling. To receive more information about a combined heat pump and gas furnace in Chapel Hill, contact us at 919-929-9886.