Combining an electric heat pump with a gas gas furnace

When every one of us purchased our home, it was already equipped with a forced air gas furnace.

The heating proposal was fairly new and in good condition. It was plenty powerful enough to handle the serious weather in our local area. Living in the northeastern section of the country, every one of us experience every type of season and condition, including sub zero hot and cold temperatures, snow, freezing rain, high winds, intensive heat and brutal humidity. While every one of us were perfectly pleased with the performance of the gas furnace in the winter, every one of us wanted to add a cooling system. My first thought was to purchase a conventional centralized a/c. That would have been the least lavish option. However, after I did some research into the pros and cons of different types of systems, I decided to spend more on an electric heat pump. I knew that the heat pump would pay for itself in energy savings. The luck of a heat pump is that it provides both heating and cooling capability. We use it just appreciate an a/c in the summer. It keeps costs low and effectively handles excessive humidity. Once the outdoor temperature cools off, the heat pump reverses the flow of refrigerant to bring heat into the house. It relies on ambient heat rather than burning fossil fuels to generate heat. This process is especially energy efficient. It’s also very environmentally friendly, safe, quiet and clean. For the majority of the year, the year pump provides everything every one of us need. It’s only when the temperature drops below freezing that the heat pump struggles to keep up. At that point, the gas furnace kicks in and supplies passable heat to keep the condo perfectly comfortable. The combination of the gas gas furnace and the electric heat pump is known as a dual fuel system.

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