A dual fuel furnace
I live in an part of the country that experiences 4 distinctive seasons. During the Wintertide weeks, the two of us can expect uneven temperatures down to twenty below zero, vicious windchill, & multiple feet of snow. Over the summer, the two of us properly experience uneven temperatures in the high eighties with excessive humidity. The Springtime & fall season are unpredictable, however often damp & cold, making the heating method the priority. The requirements of temperature control account for about fifty percent of my household budget. Trimming energy usage & daily costs is a major concern. Because of this, I invested a small fortune into the purchase & replacement a dual fuel system. A dual fuel method combines the energy efficiency of an electric heat pump with the power of a forced air gas oil furnace. Although this type of method is rather expensive to implement, it ensures perfect comfort, no matter what the weather brings, & saves me money on heating & cooling costs. The electric heat pump provides both heating & cooling capability in a single unit, minimizing the required maintenance. Rather than a combustion process, the heat pump moves heat between outdoors & the inside of the home, depending on the season. It doesn’t overly dry the air while in heating mode & effectively combats humidity in cooling mode. The heat pump is attractively energy efficient however can only handle outdoor uneven temperatures above cold. During times of drastic Wintertide cold, the oil furnace automatically takes over. Combining the multiple systems lessens wear & tear on each, reducing the opportunity of malfunction & extending repair life.