Dual-Fuel - When Two Fuels are Better Than One
What Does Dual-Fuel Mean?
Dual-Fuel means using two fuels to heat the home instead of one. In most cases, this means combining a high efficient electric heat pump with a fossil fuel furnace (natural gas, propane or oil). A heat pump is a home comfort unit that will heat your home in the winter and cool it efficiently in the summer. During mild winter temperatures, 80% of our winters, the heat pump operates at an incredible 200 to 300 percent efficiency. During the coldest times, the fossil fuel furnace burns at its greatest efficiency. By using these two sources of heat, you can heat your home for less. An outdoor sensing thermostat will activate whichever unit will most efficiently heat your home.
Who Can Benefit From Choosing a Dual-Fuel System?
- building a new home
- considering adding central air conditioning to an existing home
- planning to replace window air conditioning units or a worn out central air system
- wanting to extend the life of your fossil fuel furnace
- decrease the heating cost of your existing system