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Dual Fuel Systems in Cherry Hill, NJ
The heat pump is a popular way to deliver comfort twelve months of the year. A heat pump is essentially an air conditioning system that can switch the direction it operates so it can also bring heat into a home. There’s a drawback, however, with a heat pump during the winter: when the weather is extremely cold outside, it’s difficult for the heat pump to extract enough thermal energy without becoming inefficient.
There’s a solution to this, and it’s the dual fuel heat pump, which combines heat pump convenience and comfort with the power of a furnace. No matter the season, a dual fuel heat pump will optimize a home’s comfort. Gibson Heating & Cooling is the local contractor in Cherry Hill, NJ and throughout Burlington, Camden, and Bucks counties to handle your hybrid heat pump needs. We’re honest and will never try to upsell you on equipment you don’t need.
The Dilemma of the Heat Pump in Winter
Heat pumps are fantastic for making it through a hot summer—they’re as powerful as any AC of the same size—and provide energy savings during mild cold weather. In air conditioning mode, a heat pump acts like a standard AC: it evaporates refrigerant through an indoor coil to draw out heat from the inside air, and then pumps it outdoors. In heating mode, this process flips, so refrigerant evaporates outdoors to draw heat from the air outside and then pumps the heat indoors.
No matter how cold the outside is, there’s some thermal energy available to the heat pump. However, the colder it gets, the harder the heat pump must work to absorb the outdoor heat. This is where a dual fuel heat pump is helpful.
Hybrid Heat Is the Best of Heat Pumps and Furnaces Together
You could simply use a furnace for home heating and instead of a heat pump use an air conditioner for the summer weather. Furnaces have little difficulty overcoming extreme cold. But they have their drawback as well. When the outdoor temperatures are only moderately chilly, furnaces burn too much fuel. They can also make a home feel too stuffy.
A hybrid heat dual fuel system offers a solution by giving a home flexible heating options. The heat pump remains working the majority of the time, providing a comfortable level of warmth that’s "just right" for most winter days. When necessary, the dual fuel heat pump changes over to the furnace to overcome heavy cold temperatures. This happens automatically, so a house will always have the optimal heating type for ideal comfort and energy conservation.
We Offer Hybrid Heat Dual Fuel System Services in Cherry Hill, NJ
The team at Gibson Heating & Cooling has experience with all types of heating systems. They understand the operation of heat pumps and furnaces, and also are skilled with the hybrid heat systems that combine the two. If you think the optimization abilities and year–round comfort of a dual fuel heat pump is a good choice for your house in Cherry Hill, NJ or the surrounding areas, put your trust in us. We work with the best manufacturers, take all the steps to properly size and install new systems, and offer the repair and maintenance work for the future of your dual fuel heat pump.