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Hybrid Heat Pump Systems: The Best HVAC Solution for Your Home?

Posted: May 11, 2016

House heat pump

Posted: May 11, 2016
Posted by: Gerald Kuller, Home Comfort Manager

If the time has come to replace your HVAC system (if it’s more than 12 years old, it just may be), you need to explore all options to determine what solution works best for your home.

One great option that many people overlook is a hybrid heat pump system, which provides a smart, efficient, and responsive way to heat and cool your home.

How a hybrid heat pump system works

Typical HVAC systems use two discreet systems – a heating furnace and an central air conditioning unit – to warm and cool your home.

In a hybrid system, a high efficiency heat pump replaces the A/C unit to take care of cooling chores – and some of the heating duties, too. A heat pump cools your house by removing warm air from inside your home; in cooler weather, it reverses the process to provide heat.

The problem with a heat pump is that it can’t get indoor air warm enough while operating efficiently when temperatures dip below freezing. A hybrid heating system overcomes this problem by constantly monitoring temperatures, switching between heat pump and furnace mode depending on which is more efficient and effective.

3 great benefits of hybrid heat pump systems

Hybrid heat pump systems enjoy three great benefits over conventional HVAC set-ups:

  1. They’re more energy efficient – Heat pumps are more economical to operate in moderate temperature. You could save more than 30 percent in fuel expenses compared to traditional HVAC systems.
  2. They keep air moving – Heat pumps provide a constant flow of air, making your home less stuffy in the summer or winter.
  3. They reduce your carbon footprint – By improving efficiency, hybrid systems burn fewer fossil fuels to power your heating and cooling systems.

Contact Wilson today to find out if a Hybrid heat pump system is right for you – or to get a FREE estimate on any of our other great cooling equipment!