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A Hybrid heat system reacts to changing temperatures and automatically adjusts to the most efficient energy saving method available to heat or cool a home. It is a fuel-saving alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems in that it combines a furnace with a heat pump, rather than an air conditioner.
A heat pump works as an air conditioner in hot weather, but can also reverse the process and heat the home when cold weather arrives. Rather than burning fuel to generate heat, the heat pump moves heat via the transmission of Puron Refrigerant without burning a flame, making it a more efficient method of heating a home.
Hybrid Heat is adaptable for gas or electric systems and by using a variable speed fan, hot or cool air is distributed consistently and evenly throughout a home. Variable speed fans integrate the technology of a Direct Current style motor (called and ECM Motor)versus a less efficient PSC motor.
A heat pumps reduction on fossil fuels being used also reduces the systems "carbon footprint" making at a more environmentally friendly approach to heating a home.
While local energy costs vary, many examples can be found in areas like Bellingham, WA where Propane is $3.00 per gallon and Electricity is $0.098/KWH. The savings of a Hybrid Heat System can save an additional 3 - 4% total home energy compared to just 90% furnace replacement. The combination of these components creates a energy efficient home heating system which have been at the center of the home energy tax credit and Utility Rebate savings opportunities. A local Utility Provider or a reputable Heating & Cooling contractor provide energy savings analysis.