What Is Hybrid Heating?
Hybrid heating, also called dual fuel heating, combines a heat pump and a furnace to provide the home’s heating and cooling. Most homes utilize a combination of a furnace and a central air conditioning system. Heat pumps offer an advantage over that configuration because it allows homeowners to take advantage of the heat pump’s heating efficiency. However, if it gets very cold, then the heat pump will actually work less efficiently. That’s when the furnace kicks in to keep your home comfortable and your heating system energy–efficient.
Benefits of Hybrid Heating Systems
With hybrid heat, you get all of the benefits of a heat pump without the disadvantages that come when the weather gets too cold. Heat pumps don’t burn fuel to create heat—instead, they absorb it from the outside air and move it into your home. But as the temperature drops, there is less and less thermal energy available, which means the heat pump has to work harder. This reduces its efficiency and effectiveness.
The hybrid system monitors the temperature outside and the efficiency of the heat pump. At a certain, pre–determined point, the system will shut off the heat pump and turn on the furnace. This allows homeowners to reap the benefits of heat pumps while avoiding the negative side effects of reduced energy efficiency when the weather gets cold.
Hybrid Heating Installation and Repair in Fairfield, CT
For your Fairfield, CT hybrid heating installation, call the experts at Celco Heating and AC. We have years of experience working with all different types and brands of systems. We can help you pick out a system perfectly sized for your home, and then calibrate it to the exact specifications your home needs to stay comfortable and energy–efficient. Our technicians are NATE–certified which means that they have the experience and training to make sure that your hybrid heating system will work well and work efficiently.
If your hybrid heating system fails to meet your expectations, or if it doesn’t switch systems when it should, call the Fairfield, CT hybrid heating repair pros at Celco Heating and AC. If your home isn’t heated enough, or if your heater blows cool air, Celco Heating and AC will restore the efficiency and effectiveness of your system.
Fairfield CT Hybrid Heating Replacement
If your hybrid heating system is old and has started to require more frequent repair, call the Fairfield, CT hybrid heating replacement techs at Celco Heating and AC. We’ll be able to determine if it makes sense to continue to repair your system or if it’s time to replace it. With over 35 years of experience working with heating system in the Fairfield, CT area, we’ve helped many customers replace their hybrid systems. Give us a call today to talk with one of our friendly and knowledgeable specialists today.