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November 6, 2018

What Are the Benefits of a Dual Fuel Furnace?

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A dual fuel furnace combines the energy efficiency of a heat pump with the raw power of a traditional gas furnace. The result: a 2-in-1 heating and cooling solution that will keep you comfortable during any season. At Gold Star Services, our comfort specialists have years of experience repairing, installing, and maintaining HVAC systems, arming us with the vital knowledge required to fix any cooling or heating issues in record time.

We understand that nobody wants to be caught in the cold in winter or sweating it out in summer. More than 90% of our calls are completed on the first visit. Our technicians will treat your property with respect, taking special care to leave your home or office looking exactly how it was when we arrived. Call us today at 1-302-947-8694 to learn more.

The Pros and Cons of Dual Fuel Furnaces

A traditional gas furnace uses fossil fuels – such as gas or oil – to heat your home. It’s a powerful system that most home and business owners are grateful to have when temperatures dip below freezing. But during most parts of the year, when climes are moderate, this unit can be inefficient and costly to operate.

Heat pumps transport warm air between indoors and out. When it’s cold, this device extracts warm air from outside, pumping it indoors. During summer, this process is reversed. Heat pumps use relatively little energy when compared to most other heating systems.

A dual fuel furnace is made up of both gas furnace and heat pump components. When the weather is mild, a dual fuel furnace will turn on the heat pump to ward off the cold, but if temperatures drop drastically – think near freezing – the system will switch off the heat pump and activate the brawn of the gas furnace components.

Because of the hybrid nature of this heating/cooling solution, there are no real negatives to investing in an efficient dual fuel furnace system. However, these devices are more expensive to purchase, install, and maintain than most traditional HVAC units.

Dual Fuel Furnace Installation from a Crew You Can Trust

Upgrade your HVAC system today with a dual fuel furnace system installed by the team at Gold Star Services. Call 1-302-947-8694 to get started, and don’t forget to ask about our HVAC maintenance plans.

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