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How Do Hybrid Heating Systems Work?

Heat pumps are great devices, but they can become less efficient when the air temperature drops below 32 degrees. While that doesn’t happen often here, it does happen, and can cause some homeowners concern. But there is a great solution to this: using a hybrid heating system in Cary. A hybrid heating system allows you to enjoy all the benefits that a heat pump can offer without the worry of cold days thanks to a back-up gas furnace system. Hybrid systems are complex, so you must hire trained professionals for installation, like the ones at Ideal Services Heating & Cooling.

How Does It Work?

The main source of heating in a hybrid heating system is the heat pump. Heat pumps work by absorbing the heat in the air around it, concentrating it in the heat exchanger, and transferring it inside to heat your home. When the outside temperature drops below freezing, there is less available heat in the air, which can make your heat pump less efficient and effective. With a hybrid system, your heat pump is equipped with a sensor that reads the outdoor temperature. You set a temperature on this outdoor heat pump sensor, which tells your indoor thermostat when to switch to the gas furnace. The switch is automatic, so there is no interruption of your indoor heating.

Benefits of a Hybrid Heating System

  • Heating and cooling – with a hybrid system, you enjoy the benefits of a heat pump system, which includes both heating and cooling for your home.
  • Energy efficiency – heat pumps use only a small amount of electricity, and because the heat pump is the main source of heating, you’ll enjoy good energy efficiency.
  • Convenience – the system switches between modes automatically, so you don’t have to worry about managing the system manually.

If want a heat pump, but are concerned about its ability to efficiently heat your home in winter, a hybrid heating system in Cary may be just what you need.

If you have decided to go with a hybrid heating system for your home, call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today and speak with one of our installation experts.

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