The Benefits Of A Hybrid Heating System
With the continued widespread increase in energy costs, efficiency is the only alternative, to high costing heating. When adopting a highly effective home heating method, you come to appreciate that a one-tool solution is not always the most efficient
Using a furnace exclusively as your only heating method can prove to be too costly if you have to run it throughout the year. Additionally, the fuel needed for an oil furnace is susceptible to the uncertain fluctuations in fuel prices across the country.
Heat pumps have shown to suffer rapid decreases in their level of efficiency when in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
These two problems can be successfully solved by combining them using a hybrid heating system. The two problems work against one another to cancel out each other’s drawbacks.
The efficiency of the furnaces is not affected by changes in temperatures since fire produces sufficient heat. Heat pumps can withstand mild weather conditions and efficiently heat the house without requiring the use of propane or natural gas which is very costly.
What are Hybrid Heating Systems?
When installing the hybrid system for the first time, the costs is generally higher compared to installing a single system. However, when the hybrid system is properly installed, the system will help you save enough money to cover its cost of fuel in just a span of 3-5 years.
This level of energy savings will significantly increase your savings on utility bills. For average households, the energy consumption by heating and cooling systems ranges between 40-50 percent of the total energy consumption. Any improvements in efficiency will appear as bills that don’t significantly reduce utility bills.
Similar to how a one-tool method fails to guarantee the most efficient solution, a hybrid system will not guarantee the most beneficial solution for a home. There are a number of factors that will be in play! What are the climatic conditions in your area? Is there ease of access to natural gas supplies or do you have to prepare a propane system? Is there stability in the markets for these fuels? Are these fuels affordable or expensive? This set of question will significantly help you to make an informed decision on whether a hybrid system will be beneficial to you or not.
Homes differ greatly and one heating method may work better in a given home than in another. Are you considering installing a home heating system at your home? Our professional staff at All Week Heating are ready and glad to discuss all your options and help you select the most appropriate system for your home. Call us today to discuss your heating options!