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March 5, 2019

What is a Heat Pump with Oil Furnace Backup?

Heat Pump with Oil Furnace Backup

Heat pumps are one of the most efficient ways of cooling or heating your home. But when the mercury dips too low, this typically cost-effective HVAC system may struggle to keep your household warm. This can lead to inadequate heating and increased running costs. At Gold Star Services, we can evaluate your home and recommend a cutting-edge heat pump with oil furnace backup that will provide dependable, efficient heating and cooling during any season.

We offer prompt HVAC system replacement, repair, maintenance, and installation. Our skilled technicians excel at diagnosing and fixing heating and cooling issues, usually in just one visit. Our goal is to restore the comfort of your indoor space as soon as possible using high-quality parts and expert workmanship. Call us at 1-302-485-1649 to schedule a visit.

Benefits of a Heat Pump with Oil Furnace Backup

Heat pumps are among the most common HVAC systems in the United States. They extract heat from your home to lower indoor temperatures during the summer. At the same time, they also absorb warmth from the outside air to keep your rooms warm during colder seasons.

Unfortunately, when temperatures dip too low, your heat pump has to activate a built-in heating panel to warm the air inside your home. This panel is sometimes inefficient in very cold climates, generating too little power to heat the incoming air. This can make it expensive to run. In the colder parts of the country, you may not be able to rely solely on a heat pump to keep you comfortable during the winter and fall seasons.

Enter the oil furnace. These combustion “ovens” burn oil to heat your home. They pack enough power to keep you warm regardless of how many degrees below freezing it is outside. However, during milder seasons, this level of power may be overkill. This can lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.

A heat pump with oil furnace backup combines the benefits of both systems. During most of the year, the heat pump component will be more than adequate to cool or heat your home as desired. But when temps dip low, instead of switching to a heating panel, your heat pump will turn off and activate the oil furnace backup. These hybrid systems can be more expensive up front to purchase and install. However, it may be a small price to pay for unparalleled convenience, comfort, and reduced running costs in the long run.

Contact Us for Advice on Heat Pump with Oil Furnace Backup

The technicians at Gold Star Services will visit your home and evaluate your property. They will give you their suggestions on the best HVAC system and features for your space, climate, budget, and needs. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 to speak to one of our comfort specialists.

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