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Hybrid Systems

What is the HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel system?

King’s understands that homeowners are concerned about rising utility costs, and are interested in finding the best, most economical solution for indoor heating and cooling. So we’ve teamed up with Carrier because they specialize in creating customized home comfort systems tailored to your needs with a broad selection of residential heating and cooling products. King’s can help you choose the best system for your home, including a HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system designed to deliver maximum comfort and economy. HYBRID HEAT dual fuel systems deliver exceptional performance by using a heating source that provides its most energy-efficient comfort during moderate heating conditions. As the temperature drops outside, the system automatically switches to your second heating source when that becomes the most economical way to keep your family comfortable.

HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel systems creates an energy-efficient home without compromising your comfort

A HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system is comprised of a Carrier heat pump, gas furnace and a compatible thermostat control.

With a traditional heating and cooling system, if you wanted to save more, you had to use it less. But a HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system combines the benefits of intelligent control for both gas and electric heating to create an intuitive system that can actually react to changing conditions. No matter what the temperatures outside, a HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system will automatically select the fuel source most efficient for your home †. Which means you’ll stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and save money all year long.

A system that lets you customize your comfort

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Different families have different health needs and comfort preferences. That’s why a HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel system lets you choose from a wide range of optional system enhancements like a Humidifier, Air Purifier, Optional Zoning and Remote Access. And unlike other systems that can’t be upgraded later, you’ll have the flexibility to add most comfort options at any time.

King’s is proud to offer Carrier’s very best technology for home heating and cooling

To the original owner, the Carrier Infinity® Series Packaged HYBRID HEAT® Dual Fuel System is covered by a 10-year parts limited warranty upon timely registration of your new equipment.

What happens when you unite all of Infinity’s advanced technology from Carrier? Super-efficient home comfort that relies on a low-power electric heat pump until the weather calls for gas furnace heat. The quietest and most energy-efficient packaged system we offer.

Key Features

  • 15 SEER
  • 12 EER
  • 8.0 HSPF
  • Up to 81% AFUE
  • ENERGY STAR® approved
  • Puron® refrigerant
  • Hybrid capability reduces operating costs
  • 40,000-130,000 heating capacity
  • 2-5 tons cooling capacity
  • 72 dB (quiet as a vacuum)
  • Ideal Humidity System® and Comfort Heat Technology® heat pump system features for improved air quality & comfort
  • 2-Stage Scroll Compressor
  • Stainless steel heat exchanger
  • Uses Infinity® Control for precise comfort settings
  • Infinity diagnostics
  • Envirotuff™ rust-proof base with integrated drain
  • High pressure and loss of charge switches
  • Corrosion resistant inducer assembly with stainless steel shaft
  • Louvered grille

What are the advantages of hybrid systems?

If you’re facing the double-whammy of declining comfort and rising energy bills, it might be time for a new heating or cooling system. Older furnaces and air conditioners are not able to keep up with the heating and cooling demands of your home, and you’ll start to see your bills skyrocket as a result. Here’s a solution: hybrid systems. Hybrid systems are dual-fuel setups that can switch between heating methods during the winter. They’re great.

In this article, we’ll explore what hybrid systems are, how they work, and why one might be perfect for your home here in Chicagoland. If you need heating or cooling installation, be sure to call your friends at King for a free in-home estimate!

Hybrid systems are capable of switching between using gas and electricity to heat your home—depending on which is cheaper.

What are hybrid systems?

Hybrid HVAC systems combine two methods of heating and cooling: electric and gas. With the capability of running on both, the system can choose the more efficient type to match the current weather conditions.

The benefit of going hybrid is that it’s highly customizable. When it comes to your home’s air distribution, each person has different needs, whether it’s temperature preferences or allergy sensitivities.

Technology plays a big role in making units more adaptable to on-the-spot changes. Along with the ability to switch between gas and electric, most systems come equipped with innovative features that allow you to make even personal tweaks to your environment:

  • Remote operation
  • Air purifier/humidifier
  • Zoning

Zoning is especially advantageous because you’re able to alter settings in different areas of the home. If your basement is consistently cold, you can increase the heat without cooking the rest of your house.

How do these systems save you money?

When you work with King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you’ll get a hybrid system that’s grounded in the principles of energy efficiency. Regardless of the season, your unit calls on the method that may save you more money in the long run.

When temperatures are milder, the electric components will work hard to keep your home’s environment at a comfortable temperature range. When conditions dip below freezing, the system switches to gas, which heats your home in a much more efficient manner.

These systems are also durable. You may get more years of use than a non-hybrid system, and you may spend less on frequent and expensive repairs.

Is a hybrid system the right choice for your home?

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, the answer is probably, “Yes!” Energy efficiency helps you save money, and hybrid systems are designed for economical operation. Not only are these HVAC models kind to your wallet but they do more to provide a relaxing and enjoyable environment.

To find out more about hybrids and whether or not one would be a good fit for your home here in Chicago, call us for a free in-home estimate on a new heating system. Our techs can meet with you and learn more about your home’s heating needs.