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Hybrid Heating: Are You Ready to Save Money?

It sounds like an overactive commercial. “Hybrid heating: are you ready to save money?” But when it comes to Salt Lake City heating installation, it’s not just hype. Hybrid heating refers to a heat pump married to a small gas furnace, which allows you to heat your home efficiently without succumbing to the problems offer by either technology alone. It works well in places like Salt Lake City, where our winters get cold, but not quite as cold as they do elsewhere in the country. And yes: a properly installed hybrid heating system can save you a great deal of money.

It starts with the heat pump, which combines the functions of a heater and an air conditioner into one single system. In the summer, it provides cool air and in the winter, it provides warm air… in both cases through the same closed-loop system that relies on refrigerant to do its job. Heat pumps cost a little more to install than traditional forced-air furnaces, but they do their jobs much more efficiently. Once they’re up and running, you can save a considerable amount of money in monthly heating and cooling costs, making them a prudent and judicious choice for heating your home.

There’s just one problem. When outside temperatures drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, their efficiency can drop along with it. We don’t always get that cold in Salt Lake City – our winter highs average in the mid-40s – but we do have those cold patches where the thermostat drops below freezing. That’s where the hybrid system steps in, with a small gas furnace to help the heat pump do its job. It provides you with the heating power you need to get through those cold nights while still keeping costs lower than a gas furnace alone.

And those money-saving tendencies also help hybrid systems improve the resale value of your home, helping to offset the cost of installation. “Are you ready to save money?” sounds like a rhetorical question, but with this kind of technology, it’s more than just lip service. The professionals at Rentmeister Total Home Service handle Salt Lake City heating installation service, and can advise you on the hybrid heating system that’s right for you. Give us a call today!

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