A dual-fuel heat pump is very effective in keeping the cold out during the winter days. In order to have an effective and affordable alternative to other types of heating, businesses and commercial facilities can switch to dual-fuel heat systems. Dual-fuel heat pumps are preferable over conventional heat pumps for many reasons. Dual fuel heat pumps will enable your business to reduce energy consumption and power bills. Below are some tips to help you determine whether this type of HVAC system is right for your business.
Traditionally, there is one unit that blows both hot and cold air simultaneously. When air conditioning is needed during the hot summer days, then the system blows cold air inside and the hot air is expelled. During the winter, the system reverses to bring the heat inside. But if the temperature outside is almost freezing, it will be expensive to run this single unit system and it becomes very ineffective. At the freezing mark, your gas-powered furnace fires up and takes over the job of heating the air. The dual-fuel heat pump draws in the heated furnace air and disperses it throughout the facility.
The duel-fuel heat pumps are very versatile systems. Without any effort, your system performs at optimal levels in any season since they can adapt to different temperature ranges. In temperate climates, during spring and autumn, the dual-fuel heat pump is able to deliver the correct level of heating of cooling even without drawing expensive levels of electricity. The disadvantage of the standard heating system is that they become ineffective when the weather outside is freezing cold. This gap is filled in by cost-effective gas heating. Gas heating is used in cold countries since it is very efficient and very affordable as well. The power required to pump the heated air is minimal, making this the perfect pairing of gas furnace and electric heat distribution.
If you want to know if your office or facility should have a package system, you need to answer a few key questions. Most furnace systems can be adapted successful but an older furnace may not be compatible. If you re required a new furnace, then this can still work is the cost of natural gas and electricity in your area is cheap. You should contact a licensed HVAC contractor in your local area and request a cooling and heating load analysis. A system that is sized correctly for your needs translates to the lowest operational cost. If your system is high-efficiency, then you can significantly reduce energy costs and all this new system to pay for itself fast. Over time, your power bills will also be reduced if you add smart technology thermostats.