As the owner of a heating and cooling company I am asked what is the best type of system to buy quite often. Although houses are different and older homes might require a system that is a little different than most, my answer is typically a Dual Fuel or Hybrid system.
When in someone’s home I have been asked more times than not what do I have. My answer is a Dual Fuel system. Most people do not know what I am talking about so I have to give them a description of my system.
A Dual Fuel or Hybrid system is simply a gas furnace connected to a Heat Pump. I usually see a bit of concern come over their face when I use the words Heat Pump. In the St Louis market place Laclede gas did such a good job scaring people of Heat Pumps that most people have avoided them like the plague. What people forget is that Laclede Gas was in the business of selling gas not electric. Of course they didn’t want their customers purchasing a Dual Fuel system because it would cut into their profits. What they didn’t tell you is that you could save money by going that direction.
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During these conversations I have been told over and over that Heat Pumps won’t work in this area. I generally laugh just a bit before describing why that is incorrect. In our area the average temperature in December is 44 for the high and 29 for the low. The heat pump can handle those temperatures with no problems. In January the high is 40 and the low is 23. The gas furnace will cycle during the lower temperature instead of the heat pump. In November the high is 45 and the low is 27. Again the heat pump would be able to handle this with no issues. In my home I have the system set up so that the furnace only comes on at 20 degrees. My gas furnace only comes on in the extremely cold days. We get a few but not many.
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If you ask my partner in our company what he has in his home, he is going to answer with the same system. If you ask my salesman Hunter what he has in his home, again the same answer. We could put any type system in our homes. We have all installed Dual Fuel systems. Actually I have had a heat pump in my home since 1985. I wouldn’t consider anything else. I am so confident in them that I installed one in my parents home in 2009 when we changed their system out. My mom hasn’t complained to me once about it. Their bills went down just like everyone else that takes our recommendation on this choice.
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Started Energy Stars in 2013 with his partner after being in the HVAC industry for X years.