Winters in Schaumburg are not for the faint of heart. With temperatures that routinely drop below zero, you need a heater that’s as tough as the weather. A good furnace can handle the chill, but fuel can cost an arm and a leg. When you upgrade to a hybrid heat system, you can reduce energy costs significantly without sacrificing comfort.
What Is Hybrid Heat?
Hybrid heat systems, also known as dual fuel systems, combine the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the horsepower of a state-of-the-art furnace. While temperatures remain above a predetermined set point, the heat pump will keep your home warm using heat extracted from the outdoor air. When temperatures drop below the set point, the furnace kicks in to do the heavy lifting. You determine the set point. You can tell a dual fuel system when to switch from the heat pump to the furnace, or you can manually make the change yourself.
Most furnaces run only at full blast. Variable speed, modulating and two-stage furnaces can sense indoor temperature fluctuations and adjust heating output to match current conditions. A multi-speed blower motor can increase indoor comfort and energy efficiency even more. When the winter weather is mild, the lower fan speed conserves energy. When it’s extremely cold, the higher fan speed distributes warm air more effectively throughout your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Dual Fuel System?
- Hybrid heat systems can save you between 30 and 50 percent on energy expenses every year. Most homeowners recoup their installation costs within three to five years.
- Although Schaumburg summers are mild, you still need a reliable cooling system for year-round indoor comfort. Hybrid heat systems give you heating and cooling in one convenient package.
A dual fuel hybrid heat system from Ray’s HVAC can save money for you. Call us at (847) 637-5287 to learn more about our expert HVAC services.