A hybrid heating and cooling system will use two different sources of energy to heat and cool a home. It switches between the two to ensure it’s achieving optimal energy efficiency. The system has a computer that runs calculations to decide whether to use an electrically powered heat pump or a furnace to provide heat. The furnace runs on propane, natural gas, or oil. Ultimately, a hybrid heating and cooling system provides better indoor comfort for your Bellaire, Texas, home while reducing your energy bills.
How Does a Hybrid Heating and Cooling System Work?
When it’s chilly outside, a hybrid heating system uses an electric air-source heat pump to heat your home. Using a refrigerant compound, the heat pump extracts warm air from outside and delivers it into your house. Even when it’s cold out, there is some heat in the air for the heat pump to extract. However, once the temperatures drop below freezing, the heat pump loses a lot of its efficiency, which is why the system switches over to its fossil fuel source.
During the summer, the heat pump reverses its cycle, directing heat in your home to the outdoors and providing cool air inside your home. Hybrid heating systems tend to provide the greatest energy efficiency during the cooler months because of their ability to switch back and forth to whatever method is the most energy-efficient at the time.
Reasons to Install a Hybrid HVAC System
If you’re looking for a system that can both heat and cool your home, a hybrid system is a great choice. Because temperatures regularly fluctuate during the winter in Bellaire, the hybrid heating system can save you a lot of money on your heating expenses as it switches back and forth between the two heating methods for the greatest efficiency. This type of system is also ideal for homeowners who want to pair the HVAC system with an air purifier, dehumidifier, or humidifier.
If you would like to learn more about hybrid heating and cooling systems, contact Maxx AC at 281-409-3890. We can perform a heating and cooling assessment to see if a hybrid system makes sense for your home.
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