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Your Hybrid Heating System Won’t Work: Here’s Why

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Hybrid heating systems combine two types of technology to warm your home: usually a heat pump and a small furnace. Heat pumps act as both a heater and an air conditioner, and can be very efficient ways to heat your home. But they tend to struggle when temperatures get very cold, which is why combining them with a furnace can be a great system for many homes.

If your hybrid heating system won’t work, here’s a short list of possible reasons why:

Many of the problems will stem from one half of the system or the other, which matches the problems from similar stand-alone units. For instance, if the heat pump develops a leak in the refrigerant lines, then it will have trouble transferring heat from outside to the inside your house, leading to rooms that are too cold. Or the furnace will develop an electrical short and refuse to turn on, forcing the heat pump to take on a greater load and increasing wear and tear in the bargain.

Other problems can occur that are more related to the hybrid system’s connectivity. For instance, the furnace may have a malfunctioning component, preventing it from turning on when it needs to. Or the thermostat may not register the lower temperature, keeping the furnace from activating.

Regardless of the cause, you need to call in an expert who can help. For Arlington, VA heating repair services, call OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. We can hunt down why your hybrid heating system won’t work and make repairs quickly and efficiently. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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What’s So Special About Hybrid Heating?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Hybrid heating refers to heating that uses two or more types of system to perform its duties. You most often see hybrid heating as a means of augmenting a heat pump, which is commonly used in Fairfax, VA heating systems (as it is in other cities throughout Virginia). Heat pumps combine the features of heaters and air conditioners, using the same basic system to cool your home in the summer and heat your home in the winter. Heat pumps work best in areas where the temperatures stay above freezing. When it gets especially cold, however, a heat pump will no longer heat efficiently, which is why households in this area usually augmented it with a smaller electric or gas furnace. Hence the term “hybrid heating system.” But what’s so special about hybrid heating?

In the first place, hybrid heating is an all-in-one option which can handle your whole home no matter what the weather. Our summers can be as warm as our winters are cold, and hybrid heating makes it easy to keep your house comfortable. Furthermore, they’re safe and reliable forms of technology, able to effectively heat or cool your home with a minimum of fuss and bother.

Perhaps most importantly, hybrid systems save you money. When the temperature is cool but not cold, the heat pump can do the job much more efficiently than a regular gas furnace could alone. On those super-cold days, the gas furnace can kick in and heat your home. Hybrid heating systems can offset the cost of installation through such savings, as well as improving the resale value of your home.

Life every other HVAC system they do still need maintenance from time to time, and you’ll want a qualified technician on-hand to perform the installation. For any Fairfax, VA heating issues, Oasis Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc. is here to help. We can explain what’s so special about hybrid heating, then set up an installment and maintenance plan that works for you. Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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