Goettl Air conditioning unit

What Are Dual Fuel AC Systems?

Southern Arizona routinely registers the hottest temperatures in the continental U.S. during the summer. Life in Tucson requires an effective air conditioning system to cool down the inside of your home and defend it against the blistering heat outside. It’s important that you choose an AC with the right power level to make summer comfortable.

However, Southern Arizona has its winter season as well, with cool temperatures that require a home heater for comfort. One of the best ways to have the cooling you need for the summer and the right amount of heat for the occasional cold day is to install a dual fuel AC system. We’ll explain what these are and how you can benefit from them.

However you receive your air conditioning in Tucson, AZ, make sure to have Goettl Air Conditioning provide you with the installation, repairs, and maintenance to make it work its best.

Dual Fuel AC Systems, a.k.a. Hybrid Heat Pumps

Referring to a dual fuel system as “air conditioning” is a touch misleading. These systems are actually heat pumps, able to work as air conditioners and heaters. But since they operate in the same way as an air conditioner—moving heat from indoors and placing it outdoors—they don’t seem much different from a regular air conditioner when they run in the summer.

It’s the heating side that operates a bit differently. Heat pumps are capable of providing warmth by reversing the direction they move heat. In AC mode, heat goes from inside to outside; in heating mode, heat goes from outside to inside.

But where the cooling mode of a heat pump is efficient at maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures no matter how hot the outside weather grows, the heating mode can sometimes struggle with low temperatures, when the system has trouble extracting sufficient heat from the outside air. To compensate for this loss, hybrid heat pumps use a back-up heating system that runs on a separate fuel supply (usually natural gas). This back-up heater activates automatically when it detects that the heat pump cannot keep up with the lower temperatures.

With a hybrid heat pump, you’ll have both cooling and heating without needing to worry about a loss in efficiency. The heating mode on a heat pump is much more energy-efficient than a furnace or boiler, and you will only need to use the back-up system occasionally. Heat pumps are ideal year-round comfort solutions for Southern Arizona.

To find out if a dual fuel heat pump will work for your home, or if a standard heat pump is sufficient, contact Goettl Air Conditioning. Our experts in air conditioning in Tucson, AZ will arrange an appointment to find out how to keep your house cool all summer and comfortable any other time of the year. Give us a call today!


What Our Customers Say About Us

Gonzalo CastilloGonzalo Castillo
17:20 13 Jul 24
Peter is very experienced and professional. He knows a lot and explains everything in detail.
John McCarreyJohn McCarrey
13:56 13 Jul 24
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Gary StapletonGary Stapleton
02:37 13 Jul 24
I called Goettl to get a second opinion on a/c repair options or replacement. Peter Medelez conducted a very thorough system check and confirmed all the same issues previously identified but found an additional issue; tipping the scale to full replacement. We appreciated his professionalism and knowledge: answering all our questions and explaining the issues and options. We ultimately chose Goettl for the replacement option due to their price and professionalism.
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Robert WilliamsRobert Williams
17:06 09 Jul 24
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Gustavo EscobarGustavo Escobar
16:57 09 Jul 24
Jesus Gloria provided exceptional service as the Goettl Technician this past weekend. He demonstrated great attention to detail in addressing the issues with our air conditioning unit and resolved them quickly, within 30 minutes. Jesus has a strong dedication to his profession and the company he represents, as evidenced by his professional demeanor and the quality of his work. His customer service skills are top-notch, earning a 5-star rating from us. We were so impressed by his service that we have decided to become members of the Goettl service.
Jesse Vann, JrJesse Vann, Jr
15:19 09 Jul 24
Jehad and Cameron provided great recommendation and customer service for my AC replacement.
Reda MoxleyReda Moxley
15:08 09 Jul 24
17:04 01 Jul 24
Got exactly what we needed with the service and had great customer service from Tyler for our plumbing and with Jehad for our AC work. They were awesome! Thanks!
Donna OwensDonna Owens
15:51 01 Jul 24
Rudy came out and was very professional and addressed our plumbing needs in a timely manner, highly recommended.
Neuro NerdNeuro Nerd
15:06 01 Jul 24
William and Cameron were knowledgeable, friendly, professional, respectful and put on plastic booties over their shoes when they came into the house. Our pets were comfortable with them and that says a lot. We will definitely ask for them again in the future if our AC has any issues.
Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
Jehad did an amazing job after checking the entire unit he came down and thoroughly explained everything that needed to get done/replace.
Kelly MoserKelly Moser
17:01 27 Jun 24
Matthew was on time respectful and very curious. He explained everything I needed to know and I felt no pressure to buy additional things. Thank you Matt .
Dusengimana ErnestDusengimana Ernest
15:49 27 Jun 24
Jesus gloria did great. Wonderful
Nick LoprzNick Loprz
14:39 27 Jun 24
Charles JeterCharles Jeter
22:12 26 Jun 24
Kimberly FordKimberly Ford
21:34 26 Jun 24
EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE!! Jesus Gloria provided AC maintenance today providing with photos and video of his findings and a thorough explanation of any issues found. Richard Wenzlaff and Junior also came out today for the plumbing maintenance and also provided EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I have very clean water. They checked out my water heaters, water softener, osmosis, etc…no issues were noted! Three AWESOME, hard-working, thorough gentleman! Professional and courteous! Thanks guys! Appreciate your hard work and honesty!
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17:47 19 Jun 24
Supreme service.
Erica RussellErica Russell
17:16 19 Jun 24
Awesome experience. Jesus Gloria was very friendly and informative and solved the problem quickly.
16:06 19 Jun 24
Josh was amazing! He was personable, polite, professional, and he walked me through everything he was doing and looking at. If I could give him ten stars I would!