I recently decided that in my family’s house, we needed to add a central heating and cooling plan so we went and decided to grab the first phone we saw and call a local Heating as well as A/C professional for an estimate. The Heating as well as A/C supplier proposed that I spend a lot more money for an electric heat pump. I figured he was just hoping for a greater commission until he explained the benefits of a dual fuel system. Combining a gas furnace with an electric heat pump costs quite a bit initially however entirely pays for itself within a few years. During the summer season times, the heat pump acts just like a conventional a/c however is far more energy efficient. It’s also superior at handling excess humidity without overcooling. Once the outside temperature drops, the heat pump literally reverses operation to bring heat into the home. It is appealingly energy efficient, won’t overly dry the air, as well as since there’s no combustion process, it’s totally safe. There’s no fear of hot surfaces, fire, fumes or carbon monoxide. Although it’s way cheaper to operate than the furnace, the heat pump is only effective until the outside temperature dips way and down below freezing. At that point, the furnace automatically takes over. All in all this was all a wonderful idea and I felt that it was time I do what the heating and cooling and a/c guy suggested I do. I am so over the moon I did, because it works really overly wonderful!