During the cold winter days, having a dual fuel heat pump can offer a highly effective way to fight off the chill of the season. Dual fuel heating systems also provide businesses and commercial facilities with an effective and affordable alternative to other types of heating. There are many reasons why dual fuel systems are preferable over conventional heat pumps. 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.
There is a simultaneous activity of blowing both cold and hot air at the same time with the conventional heating systems. In the hot summer days when you need air conditioning, the cold air is blown in and hot air is expelled. There is a reverse in the system during the cold seasons, since now the heat will be blown inside and the cold air expelled. The very low temperature outside will make this system become ineffective and expensive to run. 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.
Versatility is one of the characteristics of dual-fuel heat pumps. 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 problem can be resolved using cost-effective gas heating to fill in the gap. Gas heat is highly efficient and very cheap in most cold countries. And so a gas furnace working together with an electric heat distribution is the perfect pair for your facility.
Is a dual-fuel heating system good for your office or facility? You might not be able to adapt an older furnace but wit furnaces of today, you can adapt it to a dual system successfully. If a new furnace is required, the numbers may still work in your favor, depending on the cost of natural gas and electricity in your area. 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 you have a high-efficiency system, you can reduce energy costs significantly and allow the new system to pay for itself quickly. Over time, your power bills will also be reduced if you add smart technology thermostats.