Gibson Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dual Fuel Heat Pumps’

Dual Fuel Systems vs. Other Heating Options

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

fireplace-coupleA dual fuel system is designed as a halfway point between using the power of a furnace and the energy efficiency of an electrical heat pump. Natural gas furnaces are one of the best ways to provide warmth to a house because of their high heat levels and the availability of natural gas. Heat pumps can help save money using electrical heat, plus they also work as air conditioners.

But because of the cost of using natural gas and the trouble that heat pumps can encounter with extremely low temperatures, the dual fuel system became popular—a heat pump that uses a backup natural gas furnace to help when temperatures drop below 40°F. It does sound like the best of both worlds.

So why aren’t dual fuel systems in every home?

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What’s “Dual Fuel” Mean, And Do I Need It?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

two-houses-cold-hotWhen you look over the options for heating and cooling systems to have installed in your house, you’ll see something called a dual fuel system, a.k.a. a hybrid system. Part of it is self-explanatory: it uses two types of fuel. But what types of fuel? And what does it do with these fuels? And, most importantly, is it something that you need for your house?

We’ll answer these questions in order …

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Can a Heat Pump Manage Heating My Home?

Monday, February 5th, 2018

sun-and-snowflake-badgeHeat pumps are not a new invention, but it’s only recently that they’ve started to make a big impression in homes in our area. More and more households today enjoy their summer cooling and winter heating from the two-in-one function of a heat pump.

If you’re considering changing your standard furnace-and-air conditioning HVAC set-up for a heat pump in the near future, you’ve probably already done a bit of research on them. One thing you’ll often read about regarding heat pumps is that they aren’t ideal for every home. Is a heat pump installation in Cherry Hill, NJ the right choice for your comfort needs? Let’s take a look …

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