Our Heating Experts Explain the Benefits
While you’ve heard about heating and you’ve heard about air conditioning, have you ever heard of a hybrid system? Here, our Chadds Ford heating company explains what a hybrid heating system is and what the benefits of one are:
What Is Hybrid Heating?
Hybrid heating is a fairly new HVAC concept that can be used to heat and cool your home, but without actually needing an air conditioner. As Wikipedia says, the system “reacts to changing temperatures and automatically adjusts to the most efficient energy saving method available to heat or cool a home. It can be a fuel-saving alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems in that it combines a furnace with a heat pump, rather than an air conditioner.”
What Are the Benefits?
While you can easily get both your heat and air conditioning from a heat pump, heat pumps are better for homes that don’t experience very cold winters. Once temperatures drop below 40 degrees, heat pumps don’t perform as efficiently. That’s where having a hybrid system comes in; when you have a furnace in addition to a heat pump, the furnace can kicks in during colder conditions and can help keep your energy usage down. Once summer comes around and temperatures start to get hotter, heat pumps can easily reverse their heating method and create cold air instead.
In addition, when you opt for a furnace, you can choose one that uses the most economical fossil fuel source in your area, whether it’s propane, natural gas, electricity, or something else. This especially helps if you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint and go green. You’ll be able to use less energy and it’ll cost you less, as well.
Hybrid heating systems are a great choice if you live in the Northeast. Compared to other traditional methods of heating and cooling, a hybrid system can save you anywhere from a few hundred dollars to over one thousand dollars every year. If you want to learn more about a hybrid heating system, give our Chadds Ford heating company a call at 1-610-314-7030. We’ll explain more about the benefits of a new system and if it’s right for you.