Good News about Hybrid Heating Systems!
Hybrid heating systems combine the better of two heating sources to give your home a comfortable feel no matter how cold it is. With rising energy costs it is best to find the most economical method to heat your dwelling. A hybrid system will do just that for you and your family.
Hybrid Heating Systems – How Do They Work?
The idea behind a hybrid heating system is simple. This leading-edge technology will give your dwelling an enhanced home comfort experience.
An electric heat pump extracts ambient heat in the air to warm you home during the not quite-so-cold fall and spring seasons. In the very cold winter time it becomes more economical to use fossil fuel, generally natural gas or heating oil, to heat your home using your furnace. The hybrid heating system switches between the two automatically.
The energy efficiency of this system can help you save money year round. Due to the fact that the system has a heat pump, in the summer it can reverse its operation and provide your home with cool air. You get the best of both worlds with one system.
Benefits of Hybrid Heating Systems
There are some definite advantages to using a hybrid heating system. Some of them will be listed here:
- Ideal for areas with long, cold winters
- No supplemental heat is needed during colder periods
- Options for air filtration, humidification and dehumidification
- Easily adjustable to meet your comfort needs
- Unmatched energy efficiency
- Flexibility of using two fuel sources, giving you the option to choose which one is more economical
- Large energy, and money, savings
- System can be tailored to your needs
As you can see there are many benefits to using a hybrid system. The flexibility of the system and the energy savings along make it worth looking into.
There are also all-in-one systems that combine the best of both worlds into one unit. These systems adapt seamlessly to your needs and are also worth checking out.
Control of the System
As you work with your dealer you will be able to set a balance point that will automatically switch the operation of our system from heat pump to furnace. As conditions and utility rates change in your area the balance point can be changed to ensure optimal operation of your unit.
To get even more efficiency out of the system it is fully programmable. Most dealers recommend a weekly programming schedule custom-fitted to match you and your family’s lifestyle.
Being able to fully control the system is what makes hybrid heating systems so attractive. Combined with energy savings and efficiency you can’t go wrong with this system.
How Much Can I Save?
The experience for each person will be different using hybrid heating systems. So the savings realized for an individual will vary from home to home. But the fact of the matter is … there are real saving involved with using a hybrid system.
A typical household can save in the hundreds of dollars per year using hybrid heating systems. In Texas an average projection is that you can save around $500 per year or possibly just a little more. The savings add up quickly and will help pay for the system over time.
Hybrid heating systems are dual-fuel systems capable of heating your home with either electricity or fossil fuels. You get the ultimate energy efficiency with the system saving you money on your energy bills. The hybrid system knows when the switch between fuels giving you the peace of mind in knowing your system is operating in peak fashion.
Because the unit utilizes a heat pump it can also be used to cool your home in the summer. This is the ultimate in home comfort and efficiency.
If you are concerned about rising energy costs and being a good steward for the environment a hybrid energy system is something to look into. Your family will enjoy the enhanced comfort these units provide and your pocketbook will thank you for the energy savings.
Learn more about having a hybrid heating system in your home by contacting us at Affordable Heating and Air at 707-953-3345.