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!
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 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.