Dual fuel air conditioners are much more than just a quality air conditioning system. These air conditioning systems are actually capable of heating one’s home, as well, much like a heat pump. The main difference between the two is the fact that a dual fuel system combines an efficient heat pump with a backup heating system, generally a gas furnace. This offers the homeowner great peace of mind should temperatures dip to a level too low for a heat pump to handle effectively. The switch over to the backup heating system is seamless, so you won’t have to worry about recognizing the issue and switching your heating system over manually.
During the summer months, your dual fuel air conditioner uses refrigerant in order to absorb heat from the air in your home. Running on electricity, the system pumps hot refrigerant out of your home to the outdoor unit, at which point the heat is released into the air outside. The process then starts over, until your home is at the cooled temperature that you’ve set at your thermostat. In the winter, for the most part, the electric heat pump continues to do most of the work. Ambient heat from the air outside is brought into your home, after the refrigerant has been compressed, and that air heats your home for quality comfort and with astounding efficiency. When temperatures are too chilly for the heat pump to warm your home effectively alone, the backup system kicks on to pick up the slack.
With a dual fuel air conditioning system, you can heat and cool your home with great affordability while enjoying the reliability that a gas furnace has to offer on particularly cold nights. Just keep in mind that any such system must be professionally installed and serviced if it is to function properly and as effectively as possible. That is why you should schedule your dual fuel air conditioning services with Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.