Winter here in Sun Valley is nothing to scoff at. You need reliable heating power to keep you comfortable. Furnaces are the most common system across the country, but many homeowners here choose to use a heat pump for their heating needs. If you’re one of these homeowners, you might notice that your heat pump doesn’t always seem to perform at peak capacity during the dead of winter. That’s because heat pumps tend to lose efficiency when the temperatures really start to plummet. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that you have to ditch the preexisting heat pump in your home, you can just boost the efficiency levels of your heating system through a dual fuel system. If you need Sun Valley heating services, contact our team. When you choose Evans Plumbing for your home heating services, you’ll know you’re getting the best quality care available.
Understanding Heat Pumps
To understand why you need a dual fuel system, you need to thoroughly understand how a heat pump works. Heat pumps don’t generate heat like a traditional furnace. When a heat pump is in heating mode, it moves heat rather than creating it. Your heat pump’s ability to draw thermal energy from outside in order to move it inside decreases greatly when the temperature is below freezing. Although there is always an amount of heat in the air outdoors (no matter how cold it gets) when this process happens while the temperature is freezing outside it puts an unnecessary amount of strain on your heat pump.
How a Dual Fuel System Helps
A dual fuel system is great to have in place during these times because it connects the heat pump to a backup heater that uses a different (typically gas) fuel source. So, when winter rolls around here in Sun Valley and the temperatures greatly decrease, your furnace system activates and assists in heating your home. You’ll never have to waste energy heating your home or put an excessive amount of strain on your system again when you have a dual fuel system in place.
When temperatures rise, and your heat pump no longer needs the assistance of a dual fuel system, the furnace will shut off and your heat pump will take over again. If you notice that you’re paying far too much for your heating system in the winter and you have a heat pump in your home, then you can really benefit from a dual fuel system. A dual fuel system won’t cause you to spend more money because your heat pump will only defer to your furnace when needed.
We Can Help You Heat Your Home
Contact our team today for more information about dual fuel systems for your home today. We’ve been in business providing great home services to homeowners in and around Twin Falls for the past four decades. We’ve taken our time throughout the years to perfect our craft, educate our technicians, and form a team dedicated to providing the best service possible.