The positives of the heater
When I started looking into central cooling for our home, I had never heard of a dual fuel system.
My new home was already equipped with a natural gas furnace for heating.
In the space where I live, we’re forced to run the oil furnace anywhere between six and 8weeks. Although the Springtime and fall seasons can be mild, they are officially damp and require heating at night… While the summertime weather is brief, it gets horribly hot and humid. I was tired of getting by with open windows, box fans and portable air conditioners in the bedrooms. I wanted something more appealing and efficient, permanently installed, that would maintain a cool temperature throughout the whole house. I called a local Heating and Air Conditioning corporation for a free estimate and a recommendation. I assumed he would propose one of the leading manufacturers of air conditioners. Instead, he started telling myself and others about electric heat pumps, and heat pumps are a lot more fancy to purchase and install than an air conditioner. This type of method provides both heating and cooling, which seemed unnecessary to me. Then the Heating and Air Conditioning corporation explained that a heat pump is far less fancy to operate than a furnace. I could use the heat pump as an air conditioner in the summertime and supplement our heating requirements in the winter. The method eliminates the combustion process by simply transferring heat from a single space to another. Even when the weather is freezing, there’s ambient heat in the air that the heat pump compresses to a higher temperature. This process is exceptionally clean, quiet, safe and energy efficient. The drawback is that the heat pump is only effective until uneven temperatures drop below cold. However, at that point, the furnace automatically takes over. By sharing the workload, the heat pump and furnace trim running costs and wear and tear. Both systems will last far longer.