It also costs much less to run than the heater.
Living in Ashtabula, Ohio, my friend and I experience four distinct seasons. The summers tend to be sizzling & humid with temperatures in the high eighties or even low nineties. The winter time brings snow & below-chilly conditions. The fall & Springtime are unpredictable. We often get hit with high winds & rainstorms, however for the majority of the year, my friend and I require some type of indoor temperature control. We switch from heating to cooling with particularly little chop in-between. The cost of heating & cooling accounts for approximately fifty percent of our household energy usage. To minimize expense & carbon footprint, an energy efficient heating & cooling method is a priority. When my husband & I built our new home, the new cooling & heater installation was a immense consideration. We wanted to choose a system that would meet the demands of the weather, supply healthy indoor air quality & keep us perfectly comfortable. Although a larger investment, my friend and I decided on a hybrid heater. This type of operation combines a gas heater with an electric heat pump. A heat pump works by moving existing heat between the indoors & the outdoors. During the Summer months, it acts just like an cooling system. When the weather cools down, the heat pump literally reverses the flow of refrigerant. It takes luck of ambient heat available in the outdoor air & transfers it indoors. This process is especially environmentally friendly, safe & clean. It also costs much less to run than the heater. When the outdoor temperature dips below chilly, the heat pump begins to struggle. At that point, the heater automatically takes over & runs for as long as needed. The hybrid combination was the perfect option for a new heater installation in Ashtabula.