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Hybrid-Heating: Is It Worth It?

Hybrid-Heating: Is It Worth It?

As many of you know, heating your home during our long and cold Connecticut winters can come at quite an expense. The more the temperature drops outside, the more heat you desire inside, increasing the amount of money you’ll spend on energy and fuel bills. But, what if we told you that there is a way that you could cut back on spending all while maintaining your comfort? Switching to a hybrid-heating system will allow you to do just that!

Most homeowners tend to utilize the combination of a forced-air heating system (like a furnace) and a central air conditioner for year-round comfort. However, installing a heat-pump could work just the same, as they are versatile and have the ability to switch from “cooling mode” to “heating mode.” Heat pumps are often more efficient than traditional heaters, keeping heat costs low. But, if it gets too cold, the heat pump will not work as efficiently. That is where hybrid-heating comes into play. Keep reading to learn more. 

How Does Hybrid Heating Work?

As we mentioned above, a heat pump is typically more efficient than a traditional heater, except when temperatures become too cold. A hybrid-heating system is the combination of a heat pump and a furnace, so when temperatures plummet, the furnace will automatically kick on to keep your home comfortable and maintain efficiency.

What are the Benefits?

Installing a hybrid-heating system allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a heat pump without worrying about its disadvantages when temperatures drop. A heat pump is great during the chillier months of the year, like early spring and late fall, as it is way more efficient than a traditional heating system.  A heat pump does not create heat, it simply moves it from one place to another, eliminating the need for a fuel source. But when winter strikes, using a fossil fuel source might be more economical than relying on your heat pump to effectively heat your home. This is why a combination of the two systems is so beneficial! Here are some more benefits:

  • It’s ideal for climates with long, cold winters, making it a great choice for homeowners in Connecticut.
  • Year-round energy cost savings, as heat pumps work to cool your home in the summer too!
  • Fuel-source flexibility.
  • Customizable heat settings, which allow for even more energy efficiency.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Hybrid-Heating Installation

When the time comes to install your new hybrid-heating system, you must contact a professional who can help you pick out a system perfectly sized for your home and who can then calibrate it to meet your home’s specific needs. Luckily, the experts here at Celco Heating & Air Conditioning are here for you! We have over 35 years of experience working with all different types of heating systems and would love to help you reach your energy usage goals. So if you need Westport, CT heating services, you know just who to call.

To learn more about hybrid-heating systems, or to schedule a consultation, contact Celco Heating & Air Conditioning.

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