When all of us bought our home, it was already equipped with a forced air heating system.
The heating plan was fairly new and in fine condition.
It was plenty powerful enough to handle the dire weather in our local area. Living in the northeastern area of the country, all of us experience every style of season and condition, including sub zero hot and cold temperatures, snow, cold rain, high winds, intensive heat and brutal humidity. While all of us were perfectly satisfied with the performance of the heating system in the winter, all of us wanted to add a cooling system. My first thought was to purchase a conventional centralized air conditioner. That would have been the least pricey 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. Every one of us use it just appreciate an air conditioner 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 all of us need. It’s only when the temperature drops below cold that the heat pump struggles to keep up. At that point, the heating system kicks in and supplies adequate heat to keep the cabin perfectly comfortable. The combination of the gas heating system and the electric heat pump is known as a dual fuel system.