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Is Dual-Fuel Heating Right for Your Atlanta-Area Home?

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With winter already upon us, many Atlanta homeowners are cranking up the heat to keep warm. Whether you’re looking to install a heating system in a newly built home or replace an existing unit, dual-fuel heating might be a great option for your needs.

United Air Temp has the insights you need to make the best decision for your comfort needs, and we’ll expertly install your new system to ensure proper operation.

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How Do Dual-Fuel Heating Systems Work?

A dual-fuel heating system is an HVAC configuration that relies on two different energy sources to deliver comfort to your home.

Usually, a dual-fuel system will use a combination of an electric-powered heat pump for heating and cooling most of the time and a gas-powered furnace when needed.

Depending on the outdoor temperature, the system will automatically switch between the two fuel sources to deliver the most energy-efficient heat.

Pros of Dual-Fuel Heating

There are several advantages to installing a dual-fuel heating system that homeowners should consider, including:

  • Energy efficiency: Because a dual-fuel heating system automatically switches to the most efficient fuel type, homeowners can heat their homes for less.
  • System reliability: Even in extreme winter conditions, a dual-fuel heating system remains reliable, seamlessly switching to the optimal fuel source to deliver consistent heat.
  • Environmental friendliness: A dual-fuel heating system can reduce your carbon footprint since it prioritizes using cleaner energy, contributing to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Backup heating: Dual-fuel systems can provide a reliable backup heating source in case of power outages. A gas heating option gives you greater peace of mind and consistent comfort during emergencies.

Cons of Dual-Fuel Heating

Like any heating system, dual-fuel heating has some potential drawbacks that should not be overlooked. They include:

  • Initial investment: Because a dual-fuel heating system requires the installation of additional components, they have a higher price tag upfront than installing a heat pump on its own. It’s more comparable to the price of installing an air conditioner and furnace simultaneously. Ultimately, the long-term energy savings help offset installation costs.
  • Installation and service complexity: A dual-fuel heating system is more complex to install than its single-fuel counterparts. You’ll also have maintenance and repair costs for two systems instead of one, though it’s not much different than having separate central AC and heating.
  • Space requirements: Retrofitting a dual-fuel system may not always be possible, depending on your space and its compatibility with your existing equipment and ductwork. Dual-fuel heating may not be the best option for homeowners who live in smaller houses.

Top Reasons To Choose Dual-Fuel Heating

  • You want to reduce your natural gas consumption without making the full switch to electric heat: Relying on electricity and natural gas, a dual-fuel heating system is perfect for those looking to be more environmentally friendly while saving on their monthly heating expenses.
  • You want a gas furnace as a backup heating source: A gas furnace can serve as a supplemental heating solution if the power goes out or if you need stronger heat when temperatures dip below freezing.

Install a Dual-Fuel Heating System With United Air Temp

Ready to reap the benefits of dual-fuel heating in your Atlanta home? United Air Temp is here to help.

Offering upfront pricing, transparent communication, and guaranteed satisfaction, we’re confident in our team’s ability to deliver long-lasting heating solutions that will keep you comfortable no matter the outdoor temperature.

Schedule dual-fuel heating installation in Atlanta today by calling (404) 467-2148.

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