For many homeowners, the most important consideration in choosing a new heating system is performance. And for homes already set up for furnace installation, this can be the best option for whole-home heating. However, another important consideration is your energy bills. If you use your furnace night and day, you may notice your energy bills go up and up as the months go on. So when you need a new heating unit, you may consider the energy-saving benefits of hybrid heating systems. We’ll describe the basics of this type of unit below, but for more information on hybrid heating systems in Bridgeport, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.
Hybrid heating combines the efficiency of heat pumps with the performance of a furnace. Heat pumps are combination heating and air conditioning systems that use refrigerant, a compressor unit, and an indoor evaporator unit to operate. In the summer, a heat pump works just like an air conditioner. Refrigerant moves throughout the indoor and outdoor units, absorbing heat from the air in your home and releasing it outside. In the heating season, however, a heat pump allows refrigerant to reverse, pulling heat from the outdoor air and distributing it to your home.
A heat pump is one of the most efficient heating systems available because it moves heat from place to place rather than generating heat. But if temperatures drop too low, a heat pump can no longer function, and you may need another source of heat.
With a hybrid heating system, a furnace kicks in as soon as the heat pump can no longer do its job. The hybrid system has temperature gauges that allow it to sense when the heat pump can no longer run efficiently. This means your heat pump will be less prone to repairs during the heating season, and you will have maximum efficiency from both your heat pump and furnace.
Hybrid heating systems must be sized precisely for your home. That’s why it’s important to choose NATE-certified technicians who know the proper installation guidelines to make your system as efficient as possible, like the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.
To learn more about hybrid heating systems and what they can do for your home in Bridgeport, give Celco Heating and Air Conditioning a call today!