Hybrid HVAC System

Hybrid HVAC Systems

Duel-fuel heating and cooling for your home

Learn about "hybrid" systems that combine two types of heaters.

If you're looking to replace your current heating system or install a completely new system, hybrid HVAC might be the option for you. Hybrid HVAC lets you make the most of multiple types of heating options for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

Dr. Energy Saver dealers are skilled at installing this kind of system. Our dealers will be more than happy to discuss the pros and cons of any heating system for your home and help you discover more about the benefits of hybrid HVAC systems.

Find out how a hybrid HVAC system can increase your comfort and decrease your utility bills. Dr. Energy Saver provides free HVAC system inspections and estimates for repairs and energy-saving improvements, including hybrid heat systems.

What is a hybrid HVAC system?

Like a hybrid car, a hybrid HVAC system can "choose" between two different energy sources to attain the highest efficiency. Depending on the demand for power, a hybrid vehicle decides to run on battery power or power from a gasoline engine.

With hybrid HVAC, the system's computer selects either an electrically-powered heat pump or a furnace that burns natural gas, propane or fuel oil. What does this mean for you as a homeowner? Cheaper energy bills and more effective comfort in the winter and summer!

Energy savings are greatest during the heating season

Hybrid HVAC systems are sometimes referred to as "hybrid heating systems" because they provide the greatest energy savings during the heating season. Here's how the energy-saving technology works: When it's chilly outside, heating is provided by an air-source heat pump that consumes electricity.

The heat pump uses a refrigerant compound to "pump" heat from outside to inside. But when it gets really cold outside (below freezing), an air-source heat pump can no longer work efficiently. That's when the fossil fuel furnace takes over.

Circuitry in the HVAC control module tells the system when to switch from heat pump to furnace heating. During the summer, the heat pump's cycle is reversed so that the heat pump can provide air conditioning.

Pay a minor premium to gain major energy savings

Hybrid cars cost a little more than their conventionally-fueled counterparts. So do hybrid heating systems. But in return for paying a little extra for a hybrid HVAC system, you can save 30%-50% on HVAC costs over the course of a year. That's why many homeowners are interested in stepping up to hybrid HVAC. Dr. Energy Saver is skilled in installing all kinds of heating systems - contact your local dealer today!

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