Whether you’re looking to trim costs because you’re feeling the effects of inflation or you’re interested in lowering your environmental impact, you should consider switching to a hybrid heating system! This innovative system is perhaps the most efficient and effective way to heat your home, offering energy savings and more. In this article, we’ll show you how you could save by making the switch.
What is a Hybrid Heating System, Anyway?
A hybrid heating system, which is also called a dual-fuel system, is an HVAC system that combines a traditional heating system like a furnace with a heat pump. This combination enables you to switch between systems based on which is more efficient or effective in the given situation.
For example, in more moderate temperatures, the heat pump will operate as the primary heat source as it’s more efficient. When it’s extremely cold, the furnace will kick in and become the primary heat source. The system automatically switches based on outdoor temperature settings customized by the homeowner. And the best part? You could save when you switch to a hybrid heating system!
Make the Switch & Save
When you switch to a dual-fuel heating system, you have the opportunity to save – energy and money! Here’s how.
A hybrid heating system consists of a heat pump and a traditional HVAC system, like a furnace. The heat pump will be your primary heat source for the majority of the time. Since heat pumps use much less energy, you use less energy to heat your home. Heat pumps consume less energy because they merely transfer heat rather than generate it, which takes a lot more energy.
The drastic reduction in energy consumption (thanks to the heat pump) means you have the potential to lower energy bills and save money. Heat pumps can achieve an energy efficiency level above 100% because they produce more thermal energy than the amount of electricity required to pump it.
Save the Planet!
With a hybrid heating system, you can reduce your carbon footprint. This is because heat pumps run off electricity; they’re not emitting fossil fuels like other traditional HVAC systems, plus they decrease your furnace run time. By reducing your reliance on a fossil fuel powered heating system, you lower your household’s carbon footprint and do your part to protect the environment!
Save More Money!
On top of the energy cost savings you can experience with a hybrid heating system, you can take advantage of grants and rebates and save even more! There are grants and rebates available that can save you thousands of dollars on the installation of your hybrid heating system. In fact, if you already have a furnace, you might already qualify.
One final way you can save with a hybrid system is by skipping the AC purchase. How? Heat pumps are dual-function systems, providing both heating and cooling. So, when you switch to a hybrid system, you also have an extremely efficient air conditioner. Just switch the heat pump to cooling mode when summer comes.
Ask HAMCO How to Switch
Whether you’re ready to make the switch or you’re still not sure, reach out to HAMCO. We can answer all your questions and provide expert advice about the best options for your home and budget. Plus, we can also help you access the funds to help you pay for the installation. We even offer HVAC financing if you’re worried about the upfront cost of making the switch.
Ready to switch and save?
HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford areas since 1946. We have a wide range of air conditioners to fit your specific needs and budget and the expertise to install and service a wide range of cooling systems.