Hybrid Heating & Cooling systems are based on the same concept as hybrid cars. A hybrid system will use 30% to 40% less energy offering you substantial cost savings.
$250 in Rebates available when installing a new complete hybrid system.
A Hybrid System combines a High Efficiency Gas or Propane Furnace with a High Efficiency Heat Pump to heat and cool your home.
Let us help you understand what a heat pump is, because many people still have difficulty understanding just how a heat pump works and how it can provide heat and keep you warm.
What is a heat pump?
In the summer, a heat pump or an air conditioner, extracts heat from within your house and discharges it outside, leaving the air inside the building cooler. In the winter, by reversing the flow of refrigerant and it’s utilization, it extracts heat from outside of the house and brings it inside where it is sent into the house or building through the ductwork.
How does it do that?
Through reverse refrigeration, a heat pump can extract heat from the outside air by extracting (absorbing) it into the refrigerant via the compressor, a process of heat exchange, and it can do this more efficiently and cleaner than any other type of system, except when the outside temperature gets down around minus 10 degrees. At this point the hybrid system switches to the gas furnace as the heat source.
What is the advantage of a Hybrid System?
When combining the efficiency of a heat pump during it’s peak operating period with a high efficiency gas furnace, or propane furnace for the times when it is less efficient, a Hybrid System provides the maximum efficiency, payback and comfort level of both fuels and systems available.
Who should install a Hybrid System?
Consumers who already have furnaces in their homes and their central air conditioners need replacing. When their air conditioner goes bad, some consumers are upgrading with a heat pump to work in conjunction with their existing furnace. This gives them the advantage of a new air conditioner for better cooling comfort and a heat pump (the same piece of equipment outside), which can be used most efficiently for heating on those days when the temperature is above minus 10 degrees. Also those consumers who have older furnaces requiring replacement may want to consider matching the new furnace with a heat pump.