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Benefits of dual fuel heat pumps

Posted on: September 26, 2013

Are you ready to upgrade your home’s heating system? Now is the perfect time to do it! Before your home has a real need for your heating system, it’s a great time to start thinking about what heating system you’re going to install. You have many options, including gas or oil furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps—but how much do you know about the benefits of dual fuel heat pumps?

If you’re interested in a dual fuel heat pump installation in Montgomery County, MD, call the experts at James A. Wheat & Sons today at 240-399-5051240-399-5051!

How a Dual Fuel Heat Pump Benefits You

Dual fuel heat pumps present the best of both worlds when it comes to choosing a heating system. That’s because they combine the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the power of a furnace. When the outdoor temperature is above freezing, your heat pump will work to extract heat from the air and transfer it into your home—when the temperature drops below 32 degrees, the furnace will kick on and provide supplemental heating.

That is incredibly beneficial for you for many reasons, including:

Energy efficiency – one of the greatest benefits of a dual fuel heat pump is that it combines the power of both a heat pump and a furnace to provide you with the most energy-efficient heating possible. As we explained before, your home will be heated by your heat pump as long as possible and will only switch over to the furnace as needed—meaning you’ll benefit from the most efficient heating system at all times.

Utility costs – since you will always be using the most energy-efficient heating method possible, you can benefit from greatly reduced heating costs throughout the season.

Comfort – one of the greatest concerns for homeowners is, understandably, comfort. With a dual fuel heat pump, you’ll never have to worry about lacking that—your home will always be snug and warm.

In addition to those great benefits for your home, you will also be benefitting the environment. Since they support the most economical utilization of energy, the combustible fuel (oil or gas) used in your furnace is greatly reduced!

Installing a Dual Fuel Heat Pump

Installing a dual fuel heat pump in your home is simple, especially if your home already has a furnace in place. We will simply use the existing ductwork in your home and fit it for your new dual fuel heat pump system.

If your current heating system is over 10 – 15 years old, it’s time to start considering a replacement. Call James A. Wheat & Sons to find out how a dual fuel heat pump installation can benefit you in Gaithersburg and the Montgomery County, MD area. Our experienced HVAC technicians can give you a reliable quote and answer any questions you may have about installing a dual fuel heat pump.

Contact us today to get started!