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Why You Should Consider a Hybrid Heating System in Arlington

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Do you want to install a heat pump in your home, but are concerned that it might not perform as needed during the winters? If so, consider a hybrid heating system in Arlington. A hybrid heating system offers you the best of both worlds: a heat pump that comes with the back-up of a natural gas furnace. Proper installation is the key for any new heating system, so if you are ready for a new system, call the people you can count on: OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc.

What Is a Hybrid Heating System?

As we mentioned above, a hybrid heating system consists of a heat pump and a back-up gas furnace. The main component of the system is the heat pump. Heat pumps work by using refrigerant to facilitate the transfer of heat from one location to another. During the summer, the heat pump removes the heat from your indoors and transfers it outdoors; during the winter, the heat pump absorbs the heat surrounding it, concentrates it, then sends it into your home. However, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees, it is harder to extract heat from the air, forcing the heat pump to work harder and less efficiently. However, with a hybrid system, this isn’t an issue.

With a hybrid system, the outdoor unit, where the heat pump technology is house, is equipped with a sensor that works in conjunction with a dual-fuel thermostat inside your home. The sensor reads the outside temperature and is programmed with a set-point temperature, determined by you, that tells the system when to switch to the gas heat. When the temperature goes above the set-point, your system will switch back to using the heat pump for heat. The switching in the system is automatic, and ensures that you’ll never have to worry about being cold on an extra-chilly day.

A hybrid heating system in Arlington can be the perfect solution for those homeowners looking to gain the benefits of a heat pump but without worry during the colder months of the year.

If you are interested in seeing what a hybrid heating system can do for your home, call OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc., today.

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