AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Dual Fuel Hybrid System’

Why You Could Use a Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Nobody gets a dual fuel hybrid heating system because it looks cool. If it was economically or situationally effective, we would just hook every one of our customers up with a heat pump and call it a day.

However, heat pumps are not always as effective and affordable as they may seem throughout the year. When temperatures begin to drop below what a heat pump can handle, you’ll start to feel the difference and it won’t make you very happy. While we love heat pump HVAC in Savannah, GA we don’t want homeowners purchasing a system that won’t make keep them content. That’s why we offer dual fuel hybrid systems.

These systems contain the efficiency and year-round versatility of a heat pump, with the power and effective heating potential of a furnace, mixing it all into one system.

Nope, we’re not making this up. Keep reading to see if a dual fuel system is right for you!

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Can I Have Two Heaters?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Okay sure, installing two heaters may sound a bit overboard. But actually, the truth of the matter is that having two different heaters can actually make your home more energy efficient. But how?

It’s called dual-fuel hybrid heating, which combines an electric heat pump with a traditional furnace to maximize your home’s energy efficiency during the winter. Installing a dual-fuel heating system in your home can definitely be a worthwhile investment, especially if you are dealing with an especially cold winter. Below, we have outlined what these systems are and what the benefits are. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Signs You Need Heating Repair for Your Dual Fuel Hybrid System

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Heat pumps are popular picks for home heating because their energy-efficient performance means they cost less to run than systems such as electric furnaces and propane or oil-burning heaters. The one drawback for heat pumps is that they can lose heating power during extreme low temperatures—but the dual fuel hybrid systems that provide backup heaters (usually gas-powered furnaces) will solve this problem with only a small increase in operating costs.

Hybrid systems come with specific repair needs that require licensed technicians to perform. The signs below will warn you when you need to call for heating repair in Hilton Head, SC for your hybrid system. AAction Air is ready 24 hours a day to restore your heating when it’s in jeopardy.

3 Signs  You Need Repairs

  1. The backup does not come on: If your house feels colder than it should, and you notice that the backup furnace has not activated, there are a number of possibilities. Check first to see that the backup has sufficient fuel (if it uses stored heating fuel). If the backup has enough power, then the issue could be a malfunction in the backup or in the connection between the two systems. A professional can diagnose the problem and find out the cause.
  2. The backup comes on, but you receive insufficient heat: If the two units appear to both be operating, but the house still doesn’t feel warm enough, than one of the two units is probably malfunctioning. Because they are such different systems from each other, determining where the problem originates requires HVAC expertise.
  3. The system is making strange noises: Odd noises coming from any heating system is a reason for concern, but in the case of a hybrid, you should pay particular attention to the backup heater because it does not run as much as the heat pump and you will likely not be as familiar with the sounds that come from it. Anything that seems too loud, such as groaning, whining, and squealing, is a reason to call for repairs.

If you have a dual fuel hybrid system installed in your home, you don’t want to lose its advantages to a malfunction that prevents the backup heater from working. At the first sign of trouble, call for trained heating repair in Hilton Head, SC. AAction Air has NATE-certified technicians with experience installing, repairing, and maintaining hybrid systems, so call them when you need help.

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