If you live in Atlanta, you have special concerns when it comes to heating your home. We enjoy a warm climate here most of the year, but during the winter there are often colder surprises than other states with mild winters experience. There are occasional snowfalls, with about 40 days per year that have nights when it drops below freezing. Although you don’t depend on your heating system as much as your air conditioner, you will still need a dependable heater that can occasionally handle heavy work. The trick is finding a balance of an efficient but also cost-effective heater for our unusual conditions.
We think one of the best options for Atlanta, GA heating is a dual fuel hybrid system. These heaters combine a heat pump with a back-up heater that runs from a different fuel. At Air Conditioning Experts, we’ve installed many of these dual fuel hybrid systems and seen their benefits:
The heat pump two-in-one deal: The first benefit is that the main heater is a heat pump, which can function as both a heater and an air conditioner. Heat pumps are fantastic for mild winter temperatures, and you won’t need to turn them up too high to feel comfortable. This leads to energy savings—and you have a tool to combat summer heat as well.
Effective heating when the heat pump isn’t enough: The major drawback of heat pumps is that they don’t deal well with extreme colds. But with a hybrid system, you don’t have to worry: when the heat pump isn’t up to the task of combatting low temperatures, the second system, such as a gas furnace, will come on. You won’t need to run this second system as often, only when you need it, so it will reduce the drain on power.
Air Conditioning Experts recommends dual fuel hybrid systems to many of our clients because they make sense for Atlanta: efficient, low-cost heating most of the time, more powerful heating when necessary. A dual fuel hybrid system will remove many of your Atlanta, GA heating worries. Contact Air Conditioning Experts today to see if installing a dual fuel hybrid system is a good plan for your home this winter.