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March 2, 2020

How Does Propane Backup Heat Work?

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Propane backup heating systems are becoming more and more popular, but what exactly is propane backup heat? In this article, the pros at Gold Star Services answer your questions and discuss the benefits of this heating solution.

At Gold Star Services, we’re dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, as demonstrated by our glowing online reviews. When you call us, you can have peace of mind that your system is now in the hands of a team with the knowledge, tools, and experience to resolve your issues and restore your comfort. Contact us today at 1-302-485-1649 to speak to one of our HVAC technicians.

Propane Backup Heat: What is It?

For most parts of the year, your trusty heat pump will keep you comfortable. This device makes use of an indoor and outdoor unit to transfer hot air from the outside to your rooms (to warm your home) or vice versa (to cool your spaces).

However, when the mercury dips too low – near freezing – this versatile heater won’t be able to warm the air fast enough. When this happens, your heat pump will activate its heating panel to supplement the heating process. Unfortunately, this auxiliary heating panel is inefficient and can drastically spike your running costs.

This is where propane backup heat, otherwise known as a hybrid or dual heating system, shines. A hybrid system is made up of both a heat pump and a combustion furnace. On milder days, your heat pump will take care of your heating needs. However, when temps dip low, your thermostat will disable the heat pump and activate the propane heat.

A combustion furnace is far more efficient at low temperatures, expending comparatively less energy to warm your home to a comfortable temp. While a hybrid system will cost more than just a heat pump alone, it can lower your running costs and save you thousands of dollars down the line.

Not sure if you could benefit from propane backup heat? Turn to the pros at Gold Star. We will assess your heating needs and provide suggestions on the best system for your space and budget.

Propane Backup Heat, Oil Furnaces and More!

At Gold Star Services, we provide maintenance, repair, replacement, and installation services for a wide range of systems, from heat pumps and ductless split systems to propane backup heat and oil furnaces. Whether you need emergency repairs or want help choosing your next HVAC system, we have you covered. Call 1-302-485-1649 to get started.

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