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March 5, 2019

Dual Fuel HVAC System: How Does it Work?

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A dual fuel HVAC system merges the raw power of a traditional gas furnace with the cost-saving benefits of a heat pump. Simply put: It’s a versatile hybrid heating and cooling solution capable of keeping you comfortable throughout the year. At Gold Star Services, we have extensive experience installing, repairing, and maintaining these powerful systems and others, arming us with the expertise to diagnose and resolve HVAC issues in record time.

Whether you need urgent repairs or are searching for a brand-new system, our technicians can help. Call 1-302-485-1649 today to get started.

Read on to learn how a dual fuel HVAC system works:

Component 1: The Heat Pump

A dual fuel HVAC system is composed of two separate pieces of equipment: the heat pump and the combustion furnace. In winter, the heat pump extracts warmth from the air outside, pumping it into your home to keep you warm. In summer, this process is reversed to cool down your indoor spaces.

Heat pumps boast better energy efficiency and lower running costs compared to most other systems on the market. However, these systems don’t have the power to heat your home when temperatures outside dip below freezing. At this point, your thermostat will send a signal to your dual fuel HVAC system to switch over to the furnace component.

Component 2: The Combustion Furnace

When the furnace is activated, it burns fuel – such as propane – to warm a heat exchanger, which in turn heats the air flowing through the system. The air is then pumped back into your home, forcing the denser cold air back into the furnace. Through this process, your home is kept comfortable and cozy even when the world outside has frozen over.

For Dual Fuel HVAC System Installation, Call 1-302-485-1649

Upgrade your home with a dual fuel HVAC system installed by the pros at Gold Star Services. It’s a powerful, efficient heating and cooling solution. A member of our team will evaluate your property and provide suggestions on a heating/cooling solution that best suits your needs, space, and budget. Call 1-302-485-1649 today to schedule a home visit.

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