Heat pumps are an efficient, inexpensive way to heat your home. Using a heat pump to heat your home can save you as much as 40 percent on your heating bill. The problem in northern areas, like Indianapolis, is that the outside air is so cold in the winter that a heat pump can’t work hard enough to keep your home’s temperature consistent. That’s where a dual fuel system is ideal.
When you pair a heat pump with a secondary heating source that kicks in when it’s really cold, you can take advantage of the cost savings that a heat pump provides. And all the while, you’ll be warm and cozy, not even really aware that one system has shut down, while another has kicked on.
How does a heat pump work? In summer, it transfers heat inside your home to the outside air. In winter, it moves heat from the outside to the inside. That may sound a little strange, but there is heat in the outside air even when it is cold. In areas like central Indiana, however, when the temperature is below 35 degrees, the process doesn’t work as well, and the air coming from your ducts feels too cool.
To make up for that, a dual fuel system has a secondary heating system with traditional fuel. During spring and fall, when some heat is needed inside your home, the heat pump produces heat at a lower cost. In the deeper cold weather, the second fuel keeps you warm and toasty.
Not only is the heat pump portion of the system more efficient and cheaper to operate, it also releases less carbon into the air. Anyone concerned about the environment will appreciate the fact that heat pumps are environmentally friendly.
Through the end of 2016, you may be eligible for 30 percent of the costs of buying and installing a geothermal heat pump for your new home or secondary residence.
To find whether a dual fuel system is right for you, contact the experts at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing.For more than 40 years, we have helped our clients with their heating and air-conditioning needs, and we can do the same for you, whether you need maintenance or a completely new system.
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Mowery services the Brownsburg, Indiana and the surrounding areas.