What Is Hybrid Heating?
A Hybrid Heating system is a fuel-saving alternative to traditional heating and cooling systems in that it combines a gas furnace with an electric
heat pump, rather than an air conditioner. A heat pump works as an air conditioner in hot weather, but can also reverse the process and heat the home when cold weather arrives. Rather than burning fuel to generate heat, the heat pump moves heat without a flame, making it a more efficient method of heating a home. Hybrid Heat is adaptable for gas/electric systems and by using a variable speed fan hot or cool air is distributed consistently and evenly throughout a home.
A Hybrid Heat system reacts to changing climates and automatically adjusts to the most efficient energy saving method available to heat or cool your home.
Just like with any other system, a Garber comfort specialist will come out to your existing home or will review your new house plans with you and will run a manual-J load calculation. Based on the results of this calculation, an operating cost summary will be provided to the homeowner so you can see the estimated payback of the system of your choice so you can make the best, most informed decision.
- Efficient Performance – If gas rates go up then the electric rate of the heat pump will offset that increase in a constant temperature setting. And vice versa, if electric rates go up then the gas furnace will offset the difference.
- Comfort – With the combination of the variable speed fan and a 2-stage furnace and heat pump the Hybrid Heat system will deliver superior comfort during both heating and cooling operation!
- Satisfaction Guarantee – backed by Carrier’s 100% satisfaction guarantee, and a 10 year parts and labor warranty.
- Technology of Your Control – (The Infinity Control Thermostat) The dealer will select a balance point that tells the system when it is best to adjust between electric use and gas usage. Besides the balance point this control can also do the ventilation, zoning, fan speeds control, and much much more! Call Garber’s today to learn more about this option!