How a Hybrid Heating System Protects Your Comfort
Heat pumps can be great systems for many households, but there is concern about using a heat pump during the winter, particularly in the Northeast. The reason for the concern is valid: heat pumps absorb the heat around them to provide heat to your home; because of this, they can struggle when the temperature goes below 32 degrees, as it does frequently in Connecticut. So how can you enjoy the benefits of a heat pump while also have adequate heating in Farmington? Consider installing a hybrid heating system. A hybrid heating system uses a heat pump as its main source for heating (and cooling), while also having a gas furnace back-up. A hybrid system can be complex, so it’s important to hire professionals, like the ones at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, for installation.
Protecting Your Comfort
As stated above, a hybrid system uses a heat pump as the main source of heating, and has a gas furnace as a back-up system. The switch is automatic, and happens via the use of a dual-fuel thermostat and a sensor that is placed on the outdoor unit. As the owner, you set a temperature for the sensor that signals the system to change from the heat pump to the gas furnace for heating. Once this set-point is programmed, the system will automatically switch from using the heat pump to using the gas furnace at this set temperature. You’ll also set a temperature at which the system can go back to using the heat pump as its main source for heat. This feature allows you to have total comfort without having to worry about how cold it is outside.
With a hybrid heating system, you can enjoy the many benefits of a heat pump, including:
- Heating and cooling
- Excellent energy efficiency
- Longer lifespan of equipment
- Comfortable, gradual heating and cooling
If you are worried that a heat pump system won’t work for you because of winter temperatures, you don’t have to worry anymore. A hybrid heating system in Farmington can give you the heat pump you want with the assurance of gas heat should you need it during the winter. Call Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.
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October 22, 2014 | Categories: Heating Service
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