When I recently had an HVAC consultant come out to my beach house to help myself and others figure out what kind of heating and cooling system to get, I was a little surprised when he told myself and others I should consider a dual fuel heat pump HVAC system.
First of all, I never understood heat pumps.
Apparently, they somehow magically guess where the hot air is, and they transfer it from one locale to the otherâ€¦ One thing I have known all along is that a lot of people in my section who chose heat pumps as their heating and cooling system are often disappointed on the bitter cold afternoons the two of us periodically get. True, the thermostat does not dip entirely low for a entirely long time. I mean, the two of us are in the south, after all, but the two of us do periodically have quite a bit of cold during the Winter time months, and when you need a heater, you need a oil furnace to work efficiently. Anyway, I told the HVAC guy told myself and others that they have improved HVAC technology and nowadays you can get what is called a dual fuel heat pump so your oil furnace does not let you down during the harsh Winter time winds the two of us periodically have. If it is too cold outside, the heat pump cannot locate enough heat in the outdoor air, so that is why people are often unhappy about their gas furnaces around here, now, though, there is something called a dual fuel oil furnace. On respectfully cold afternoons, the HVAC finds and moves the heated air. On bitter cold afternoons, a backup fuel system kicks in and the HVAC system provides heating without relying on locating the heat in the outside air or ground. I am still thinking about it.