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When Might You Choose a Dual Fuel System?

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It’s always good to have options. Being stuck with one particular type of HVAC system or solution to a problem never feels good. In fact, it will make you feel like you’re losing out when you see other people with alternate solutions that might be better in some cases.

This often happens when a customer is choosing between a gas furnace or an electric heat pump. On one hand, you’ve heard about how efficient and versatile heat pumps are, heating and cooling a home with just electricity.

They’re great for the environment and for comfort. But on the other hand, we live in a colder region and require powerful heating on the most frigid days of the winter.

A gas furnace can be that powerful system that always keeps things comfy. So, how can you possibly choose between these two systems?

The secret is that you don’t have to. It might be time to go with a dual fuel HVAC system

The Best of Both Worlds

The most enticing part of investing in a dual fuel heating system is the fact that you get to enjoy the benefits of two amazing systems, without the downsides.

For instance, those cold days can be brutal on a heat pump, but you get to turn your heat pump off and rely on a gas furnace to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

Likewise, on a mild spring day, you’ll save a lot more money by just relying on the heat pump instead of turning on the furnace.

Energy Efficiency in Spring, Summer, and Fall

The heat pump component of a dual fuel system is where you get most of your advantages. This system excels at providing heat during the spring and fall, while keeping you air-conditioned on the scorching hot summer days. You get to save money during these periods of time, while ensuring that your home remains perfectly comfortable.

Powerful Heat on the Coldest Days

For homeowners in cold climates (like ours), a heat pump can be a tough sell. They can freeze up in the winter and cause utility bills to rise depending on how expensive electricity is compared to natural gas.

With a dual fuel system, you don’t have to worry about this. The furnace component will switch on and you’ll have a reliable gas furnace to heat your home without any stress.

They’re Not for Everyone

Look, in an ideal world, everyone would have a dual fuel system. It’s just that good and that versatile. But we do have to mention the fact that it is two systems in one, and many people just can’t afford that kind of installation. Some people will just want one heating system for the cold, and an air conditioning unit for the heat, and that’s that.

It’s important that you talk with a professional to explore your options. Let’s talk about your budget, what you’re willing to spend now on a heating or cooling system, and then we can decide together if a dual fuel heating system is the best option, or if you’d save money going with a different one.

Trust GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc for a heating or cooling solution that keeps you comfortable.

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