While temperatures in Portland don’t go below freezing as often as they do in other parts of the country, the occasional cold winter night can push heating systems in the area to the limit. Electrical heat pumps can handle the job most of the time, but they have serious shortcomings when the temperatures really drop. Fortunately, a dual fuel heat pump offers all the advantages of electrical systems while adding the flexibility of gas. Here are 3 great reasons why owning a dual fuel heat pump, along with preventing heat loss, may be the perfect solution for your Portland area home:
- Quiet and environmentally friendly. In a duel fuel system, the air condenser is located outside, meaning most noise produced by your pump will be inaudible to people inside. Since electricity will be used most of the time, a minimal amount of noise pollution will be created to keep you and your family comfortable.
- Versatility and convenience. Having a purely electrical pump for most of the year isn’t a problem, but when it gets really cold, you’ll want the flexibility of a pump that can use gas. When temperatures get below freezing, your dual fuel heat pump will automatically switch fuel sources, allowing you to maximize effectiveness and efficiency at any time.
- Energy savings. The initial investment for a dual fuel heat pump might seem a little high, but the long-term savings on your energy bills can be significant. This heat pump is designed to run at optimal efficiency throughout the year, meaning you’ll save money no matter what the weather brings. You can also save money on HVAC maintenance by having only one pump instead of two.
If you ever have a problem with your system you can follow our heat pump trouble tips or call us for expert HVAC service. For more professional advice about heat pumps or other issues related to the heating or cooling of your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Roth Heating & Cooling. We’ve been proudly serving the Portland community since 1976.