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Why Choose a Dual Fuel AC System?

Living in a region with extreme weather conditions requires a reliable cooling system to maintain comfort throughout the year. While traditional air conditioning systems are effective, dual fuel AC systems offer a unique approach to home cooling that can provide greater efficiency and cost savings. If you’re considering upgrading your cooling system, a dual fuel AC system could be the right choice for your home.

Understanding Dual Fuel AC Systems

A dual fuel AC system combines the benefits of a heat pump and a furnace to provide efficient heating and cooling. During the warmer months, the system operates like a standard air conditioner, using the heat pump to extract heat from the indoor air and expel it outside, cooling your home effectively.

How Dual Fuel AC Systems Operate

Dual fuel AC systems combine a heat pump and a gas furnace for efficient heating and cooling. While in cooling mode, the heat pump works like a standard air conditioner, extracting heat from indoor air and expelling it outside, which cools your home effectively.

Utilizing the Heat Pump for Heating

In colder weather, the heat pump extracts heat from outdoor air (even in cold temperatures) and transfers it inside to heat your home. This process is energy-efficient and provides effective heating, especially in milder climates.

Switching to a Gas Furnace for Heating

When temperatures outside drop too low for the heat pump to run optimally, the dual fuel system switches automatically to the furnace for heating. The gas furnace burns natural gas to produce heat, ensuring reliable heating during colder periods.

Efficient Operation in Various Conditions

Dual fuel AC systems offer efficient operation in a range of conditions. Using the heat pump for heating in moderate temperatures and switching to the gas furnace only when necessary, these systems help reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Automatic Operation for Convenience

The automatic switch between the heat pump and gas furnace ensures that your home remains at a comfortable temperature year-round. This automatic operation eliminates manual adjustments, providing convenient and consistent comfort for your home.

Maximizing Comfort and Efficiency with Dual Fuel AC Systems

When it comes to home comfort, especially in regions with extreme weather, an efficient and dependable heating and cooling system is essential. Dual fuel AC systems offer a unique solution that combines the operation of a heat pump and a gas furnace, providing optimal comfort and efficiency throughout the year. Here’s why dual fuel AC systems are a great choice for homeowners looking to enhance their home comfort and reduce energy costs.

Efficient Heating in Cold Weather

One of the main advantages of a dual fuel AC system is its ability to switch to a gas furnace for heating when outdoor temperatures drop. While heat pumps are efficient for heating, they may struggle in extremely cold weather. The gas furnace provides reliable heating in these conditions, ensuring your home stays warm and comfortable.

Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

A dual fuel AC system can significantly reduce energy consumption by using the heat pump for heating when outdoor temperatures are moderate and switching to the gas furnace only when necessary. This dual fuel operation allows you to take advantage of the lower operating costs of the heat pump while still having the backup of the gas furnace for colder periods.

Enhanced Comfort and Convenience

Dual fuel AC systems offer enhanced comfort and convenience compared to traditional heating and cooling systems. The automatic switch between the heat pump and gas furnace ensures that your home remains at a comfortable temperature year-round without requiring manual adjustments.

Environmental Benefits

In addition to the cost savings and comfort benefits, dual fuel AC systems are also environmentally friendly. By reducing energy consumption, these systems help lower your carbon impact and ensure a greener, more sustainable future.

Dual fuel AC systems offer a comprehensive solution for homeowners looking to maximize comfort, efficiency, and environmental sustainability. If you’re considering upgrading your HVAC system, a dual fuel AC system could be the perfect choice for your home. Contact Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing to learn about dual fuel AC systems and schedule a consultation today. 

Choosing the Right Dual Fuel AC System for Your Home

When selecting a dual fuel AC system for your home, it’s essential to consider factors such as the size of your home, your heating and cooling needs, and your budget. An HVAC technician can help you find the right system for optimal performance and efficiency.

Choosing the Right Size

Selecting the correct size dual fuel AC system is crucial for efficient operation. A system that is too big will cycle on and off often, causing energy wastage and wear on components. Conversely, an undersized system will need help to adequately heat or cool your home. A professional HVAC technician can calculate load to determine the right size for your home.

Considering Energy Efficiency

Look for dual fuel AC systems with high energy efficiency ratings, such as SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) for cooling and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) for heating. Higher ratings show better energy efficiency, leading to lower energy bills over time.

Assessing Heating and Cooling Needs

Consider your specific needs when choosing a dual fuel AC system. Factors such as climate, home insulation, and the number of occupants can affect your system’s performance. A professional technician can help you assess these factors and recommend the most suitable system.

Budget and Cost Considerations

While a dual fuel AC system can offer long-term energy savings, it’s essential to consider the upfront cost and installation expenses. Compare the initial investment with potential energy savings to determine the system’s cost-effectiveness.

Expert Installation and Maintenance

Proper installation and maintenance performed regularly are key to the performance and longevity of your dual fuel AC system. Choose a reputable HVAC company, like Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing, with experience installing and servicing dual fuel systems to ensure optimal operation.

Warranty and Support

Check the warranty coverage and available support options when selecting a dual fuel AC system. A reliable warranty offers peace of mind and safeguards your investment in case of any issues with the system.

Environmental Impact

Consider the environmental impact of the dual fuel AC system you choose. Look for environmentally friendly refrigerants and high energy efficiency systems to reduce your carbon footprint.

Professional Installation and Maintenance

To ensure your dual fuel AC system operates efficiently, we recommend professional installation and routine maintenance. Regular maintenance by an expert technician will help extend the lifespan of your system and prevent costly repairs. Here are the two main reasons to use professional installation and maintenance for your dual fuel AC.

Proper Installation

Proper installation can ensure the optimal performance of your dual fuel AC system. A professional HVAC technician will ensure the system is correctly sized for your home, installed according to manufacturer specifications, and meets local building codes. They will also perform necessary adjustments and calibrations to ensure the system operates efficiently.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your dual fuel AC system running smoothly. An expert technician should inspect and clean the system’s components, check for any issues or potential problems, and perform necessary repairs or adjustments. Regular maintenance can prevent breakdowns, prolong your system’s lifespan, and ensure it operates efficiently.

Install A Dual Fuel AC System Today!

For places that experience very hot summers and extremely cold winters, a dual fuel AC system can be the best solution for efficient cooling and heating. These systems have capacity to change between using heat pumps or gas furnaces, making them consistent all through the year. If you are thinking about changing your cooling system, a dual fuel AC system might be good for your home.

If you need to install, fix, or maintain dual fuel AC systems, get in touch with Goettl Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We have a team of professionals who help you achieve optimal home comfort and energy efficiency. Schedule with us today!


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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.
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15:19 09 Jul 24
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17:04 01 Jul 24
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15:51 01 Jul 24
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15:06 01 Jul 24
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Karen PardoKaren Pardo
14:55 01 Jul 24
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17:01 27 Jun 24
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15:49 27 Jun 24
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14:39 27 Jun 24
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22:12 26 Jun 24
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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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17:16 19 Jun 24
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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!