What is the most efficient heating system? A hybrid heating system is arguably the most efficient heating system you can have. If you’ve read some of our previous articles, you might have already read about it. Continue reading to find out how a hybrid heating system can achieve such a high efficiency and how it could help reduce energy consumption and costs.
What is a hybrid heating system?
Also referred to as a dual-fuel system, a hybrid heating system is an HVAC system that combines a heat pump and a more traditional heat source, like a furnace or boiler. Depending on the weather conditions, a hybrid system automatically switches between heat sources.
Hybrid heating systems also have a control system that monitors outdoor temperatures. Based on the temperature, it selects the most efficient heat source. This means you don’t have to switch manually between the heat pump and furnace, but you still have the option to.
Why is it so efficient?
Hybrid systems use the most efficient and cost-effective heating source based on current conditions. This means, based on weather conditions, it will switch to the most efficient heat source.
Heat pumps are incredibly efficient HVAC systems that use much less energy to heat a space than traditional heating systems. This is because heat pumps simply transfer heat rather than generate it, which consumes less energy. However, they can decline in efficiency in very cold temperatures. In these cases, the hybrid system switches to the traditional furnace, which performs better in extreme cold. When temperatures are milder, the heat pump can be more efficient, thereby reducing energy consumption.
Backup Heat Source
You also have the option to switch between systems manually if the price of one energy source is cheaper than the other. Or, if one needs repair, you have another heat source to fall back on so you’re never without heat.
With a heat pump, you also have the option to customize your heating. You can install a zoned system that allows you to control the temperature in each room or zone. This enables you to personalize your comfort as well as have better control over energy consumption and costs.
Install a Hybrid System Using Grants & Rebates!
The efficiency of a hybrid system is often greater than relying solely on one source of heat. It allows for adaptability, using the most efficient source depending on the weather conditions, and can result in lower energy costs. Plus, with a dual fuel system, you don’t suffer in terms of warmth and comfort.
If you already have a furnace, you could take advantage of up to $7,100 in heat pump rebates and grants to upgrade your home heating to a hybrid system, maximizing energy efficiency and comfort.
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