Hybrid Heating – Hybrid Heat – BRYANT
With today's rising uncertainty surrounding utility costs, who wouldn't want to control their fuel costs?
A hybrid heating system is the winning combo! A hybrid heating system offers flexibility beyond compare. Think of a hybrid system (also known as dual fuel) as a custom created solution tailored to the needs of you and your home.
What is a Hybrid Heating System?
In a traditional heat pump system, the condensing unit serves as the air conditioner in the warm months and the source of heat in the cool months. The indoor part of a standard heat pump split system is an air handler. An air handler does not produce heat by itself, though some have small electric heat strips installed in them to produce auxillary heat.
With a hybrid heating system, a gas furnace makes up the second half of the split system. The homeowner now has the choice of using the heat pump or the gas furnace for heating – and that is why they are also called duel fuel systems. The heat pump uses electricity for heat, the gas furnace uses natural gas or propane for heat.
How does it work?
A hybrid heat system delivers exceptional performance by using the heat source that provides the most energy-efficient comfort. A hybrid system combines the strengths of two heating sources to deliver warmth and efficiency. A hybrid system provides more control over your monthly energy bills by providing the most economical method of heating. As conditions change, the system automatically switches between the two sources to maintain greater efficiency than with a single-source heating system. Because a hybrid system provides the flexibility to react to changing energy costs, it's an excellent investment for long term peace of mind, comfort, and protection against unpredictable fuel cost increases. And with a hybrid heating system, you'll enjoy the added benefit of cooling your home in the summer as well.
Hybrid systems deliver exceptional performance using a heating source that provides its most energy-efficient comfort during moderate heating conditions. As the temperature drops outside, the system automatically switches to your second heating source when that becomes the most economical way to keep your family comfortable during more extreme outdoor conditions. Just as you would with any typical heating system, simply set your desired comfort level, and let the hybrid system do the rest. And, because of how hybrid systems operate, the air temperature at the register feels much warmer than a standard heat pump. Just as there are many efficiency choices when you are selecting a gas furnace, there are also many hybrid combinations available. We can help by recommending combinations that will best meet your needs.
When considering the best way to heat and cool your home, you can either buy a furnace and an AC together OR you can pair a furnace and a heat pump together to get the enhanced efficiency of heating your home.
Because hybrid heat provides the flexibility to react to changing energy costs, it's an excellent investment for long term peace of mind, comfort, and protection against unpredictable fuel cost increases.
Call Day Heating to find out how a hybrid heat system by Bryant can improve your home comfort and save money on your utility bill. Call today: 503-363-4822 in Salem or 541-452-5111 in Corvallis.