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How Does Hybrid Heating Work?

North Carolina may not get as frigid as some other areas of our country during the winter season, but it definitely gets colder than many people seem to realize. With our nights plummeting into the 30s and the 20s regularly in the weeks to come, you obviously want to know that your heater will be able to handle anything that comes your way. You also want to know that it will work efficiently, though.

That is why so many homeowners are opting for hybrid heating in Holly Springs, NC these days. Hybrid heating combines the best of both worlds in terms of efficiency and reliability. If you’re ready to try something new when heating your home, we strongly encourage you to consider a hybrid heating system.

How It Works

Heat pumps use existing heat in the air outside in order to heat homes. Refrigerant is evaporated in the outdoor coil, and that refrigerant draws heat out of the air. It is then compressed, and condenses in the indoor coil. It sheds it heat at this point, and that heat is used to heat air for distribution throughout your home.

Now, this is very efficient because only a small amount of electricity is used in the process. Modern heat pumps are also better than ever at heating homes effectively during even the coldest time of the year. However, some homeowners still have concerns about the heat pump’s performance when temperatures really take a dive.

With this in mind, a hybrid heating system pairs a heat pump with a backup heat source, usually a gas furnace. This furnace is more efficient than the electric heating a heat pump may have to utilize when the temperature falls below its comfort zone. The systems switch back and forth automatically, so the more efficient system is always running without you having to do any work.

If you have questions or think that hybrid heating is right for your home, give Ideal Services Heating & Cooling a call today.

 

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