Dual Fuel Or Hybrid Systems
If your family is like most families, winter heating costs can put a real strain on your family budget. Now, there is a way for you to lessen the burden of home heating costs. It’s called dual fuel or hybrid heat, and it can save you a great deal of money. With soaring energy prices and the threat of scarcity of raw materials and energy sources very real, there is a tendency to reevaluate the whole approach to what constitutes an “ideal or optimal heating system” as these problematic issues are likely to be with us for a very long time. A very popular and intelligent choice is called a “dual fuel” heating system.
It may seem strange, however, you can heat your home for less money by using two fuels instead of one. Here’s how a dual fuel system works. A dual fuel system combines two fuel sources, electricity the main source and propane (gas), oil or other approved fuels as a secondary source. We can install a dual fuel system by adding a heat pump to your present fossil fueled heating system. In layman’s terms, a dual fuel system is combining the installation of a gas or oil furnace with a heat pump.
UTILITY COMPANIES LIKE THEM!
At certain times of the year many utility companies including Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas & Light, Sawnee Electric, and affiliated utility groups or cooperatives provide incentives to assist customers with the installation of electric energy saving or gas saving equipment. While these incentives or rebates are usually seasonal, be sure to check to see if your particular gas or electric company has a rebate available. Restrictions do apply. Also, be sure to check with ENERGY STAR to determine if there is a Federal Tax Credit available for your home improvement system for the current tax year.
HEAT PUMPS ARE ENERGY EFFICIENT
Today’s electric heat pump is a technological marvel that will heat and cool your home with unbeatable efficiency. In winter, your new heat pump will keep your home warm and comfortable; in hot, humid or muggy summertime weather, the same system will keep you cool, humidity free and comfortable. There are different types of heat pumps, the most common in Georgia is the air source system that extracts heat out of the air and looks much like a central air conditioning unit. All Quality Heating & Air installs these heat pumps.
A high efficiency air source heat pump can be added to your existing fuel oil or LP gas furnace. In the winter, the high efficiency heat pump will act as your primary heating system and will work in conjunction with the alternate gas or fuel oil furnace. The heat pump will operate on all but the most extreme weather.
We can design a system to heat your whole house or a single room; we can control the system with one thermostat or provide room-by-room temperature control.
SAVE ON HEATING COSTS WITH DUAL FUEL
On peak days during the winter months, the demand for electricity is the highest. More resources and equipment must be used to generate the needed electricity and this causes increased power costs. Installing Dual Fuel systems can reduce these costs.
You will realize immediate and future savings by reducing your annual heating bill, but you will also save by keeping electric generation and transmission costs down through more economical load management. You’ll be helping your country too, by reducing our dependence on foreign oil imports.
How can I order a dual fuel system or heat pump?
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Dual-fuel units cost about $600 to $2,000 (depending on SEER rating, tonnage size and options) more than conventional heating and cooling systems because you’re getting essentially two systems in one. However, the good news is the difference in the amount you’ll save in the next two to three years from lower heating costs will more than make up the difference you’ll invest on a better quality system. Remember to keep this in mind, available rebates and tax credits will make this a very intelligent choice for your family.