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There are a number of climate control systems on the market today, and the majority of them work from a single source of energy: either electricity, natural gas, or propane. Generally speaking, in order to conserve energy with one of these systems, you’d have to cut back on how much you use it. This is not the case with a dual fuel system though, which conserves energy automatically when the furnace is activated.
Also referred to as a hybrid heat dual fuel system or a dual fuel heat pump, this HVAC unit uses two different fuel sources and reacts to changing temperature conditions in a home in order to provide the most energy-efficient performance possible. To learn more about dual fuel heat pumps and whether one is right for your Sacramento, CA home, contact Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc.. Sierra Pacific, The Guys In The Big Red Trucks.
How Does a Dual Fuel Heat Pump Work?
The basics behind a dual fuel system, as we mentioned above, is that it combines the efficiency of a heat pump with the power of a natural gas furnace. Heat pumps are an extremely effective way to provide cooling to homes throughout Sacramento, CA and beyond. However, when in heating mode, the heat pump can begin losing its energy efficiency as the outdoor temperatures plummet as low as they do in the winter—particularly at night.
What a hybrid heat system does is automatically select when to switch on the back–up gas furnace to assist the electrically–powered heat pump when it begins to struggle. Dual fuel systems are intuitive, and will always register what fuel source to use so that you save energy without sacrificing your in–home comfort.
Trust the Experts for Your Dual Fuel System Installation
Dual fuel heat pumps come in a range of models, sizes, and costs. For instance, you may opt for a variable speed and/or two–stage system that will help you save even more energy, or choose a single speed model if you have a lower initial budget.
To make the best choice for your new hybrid heat system, ask our Installation Specialists for help! We’ll design the right heat pump and furnace combination to meet your needs without breaking the bank. We want to help you save energy, as well as select the best cooling and heating system for your home.
Contact Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. for Expert Dual Fuel System Services
The technicians on our staff are highly experienced and skilled at installing many different types of heating and cooling systems. When you rely on us, you should have a new dual fuel heat pump in place that will operate without issues for many years to come.
It’s important to remember, however, that these are precision devices, and sometimes they’ll need repairs to get them back into top shape. You can reach out to us any time of the day or night to arrange for quick repairs or to schedule a routine maintenance appointment. Our maintenance plan includes two yearly visits, priority customer service, and discounts for repairs and replacement systems.