Realized I could have a heat pump in a dual fuel system

When I first found out about heat pumps I got super excited.

Both heating and a/c in a single system.

It is ductless so that means I can have zone control and no HVAC duct cleaning needs. No fuel I deliver for the heating effect. It is cheaper, cleaner, and the system isn’t dependent on the fuel. The component takes up less space, is appealing, and super modern. There also is unquestionably little service needed with it. However, I did find one con. A heat pump system can’ t provide heating if you experience temperatures below 40 degrees. Since I live in a freezing section I was devastated. I started wondering if there was a way to have the heat pump for AC and maybe something else for heating. I then came across dual fuel systems or hybrid heating. This combines a gas boiler and a heat pump. For most of the year I get the amazing energy efficiency of a heat pump unit. The heat pump does all the AC and most of the heating. When the weather just gets too cold, the fuel swings. It switches from electric to gas and tags the boiler in. I don’t need to do that myself though. The system automatically senses the freezing and does it for me. I only need to use the less efficient heating choice for a month, periodically two. For the most part I am getting amazing energy savings with my little system. For colder areas a dual fuel or hybrid boiler is the way to go when saving.



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