You can efficiently fight off the cold during winter days if you have a dual-fuel heat hump. In order to have an effective and affordable alternative to other types of heating, businesses and commercial facilities can switch to dual-fuel heat systems. There are more benefits to using dual-fuel heat pumps than the conventional ones. Dual fuel heat systems can significantly reduce energy consumption and power bills, depending on the location of your facility. Below are some tips to help you determine whether this type of HVAC system is right for your business.
In the traditional system, there is only one unit the blows both hot and cold air at the same time. When air conditioning is needed during the hot summer days, then the system blows cold air inside and the hot air is expelled. There is a reverse in the system during the cold seasons, since now the heat will be blown inside and the cold air expelled. But if the temperature outside is almost freezing, it will be expensive to run this single unit system and it becomes very ineffective. A dual system is more effective during freezing temperatures since the gas-powered furnace fires up and takes over the job of heating that air. The heat from the furnace is then drawn by the dual -fuel heat pump and disperses it throughout the facility.
Dual-fuel heat pumps are very versatile. Since they can adapt to different temperature ranges, your system performs seamlessly at optimal levels whatever season it is. During the spring and autumn months when the climate is temperate, the heat pump itself can efficiently deliver the correct level of heating or cooling, without drawing expensive and environmentally damaging levels of electricity. The disadvantage of the standard heating system is that they become ineffective when the weather outside is freezing cold. But if you have dual fuel systems, then cost-effective gas heating can fill in the gap. Gas heating is used in cold countries since it is very efficient and very affordable as well. And so a gas furnace working together with an electric heat distribution is the perfect pair for your facility.
If you want to know if your office or facility should have a package system, you need to answer a few key questions. You might not be able to adapt an older furnace but wit furnaces of today, you can adapt it to a dual system successfully. If a new furnace is required, the numbers may still work in your favor, depending on the cost of natural gas and electricity in your area. Check out your facility’s cooling and heating load if you request a licensed HVAC contractor in your local area to make the analysis. If your system is sized correctly for your needs, this translates to the lowest operational cost. If your system is high-efficiency, then you can significantly reduce energy costs and all this new system to pay for itself fast. Over time, your power bills will also be reduced if you add smart technology thermostats.