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Everything You Need to Know About Dual Fuel Systems

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28 Jan 2022
2 Min Read

What Are Dual Fuel Systems?

You might have heard of these systems if you’re looking for an energy-efficient option to heat your home in the harsh winters without spending too much. Dual Fuel Systems give you the convenience of allowing the usage of two types of fuels (mainly oil and gas or electricity) by installing an electric heat pump with your home’s furnace.

Electric heat pumps are known for being quick and efficient but lack effectiveness against the extreme cold. Gas Furnaces, on the other hand, although less efficient than their counterpart, are very effective in heating even in the coldest temperatures.

If you’re having a hard time prioritizing your heating needs, don’t worry. Why settle for less when you can have the best of both worlds with Dual Fuel Systems.

How Do They Work?

The hybrid system works with both the furnace and heat pump, taking turns to work and piggy-backing off each other’s plus points.

Heat Pump:

A heat pump system is ultra-efficient, giving out about 300% more energy than it draws in.

In Summers: During the summers, it takes in hot air from the outside, cools it, and then sends it to your house.

In Winters: For temperatures up to 10°C, a heat pump can be a good heater as well by drawing in cold air from the inside and sending it outside.


A furnace heats differently than a heat pump. It is about 90% efficient and uses its heat through burning fuel to warm the house.

In Summers – It remains dormant in the summers.

In Winters – When the temperatures drop lower than 10°C in winters, that’s when the furnace comes into play by burning fuel and redistributing the hot air throughout the house.

Advantages of Dual Fuel Systems

  • Saving Money: Dual heat pumps will make up for their cost in absolutely no time. They’ll save your wallet the expensive trouble of running on gas the entire time and use electricity which is generally cheaper.
  • Eco-Friendliness: If you’re environmentally conscious, dual fuel systems are going to be a godsend for you, considering how sustainable they are. They rely primarily on clean energy sources like electricity to work.
  • Efficiency: Dual fuel systems will automatically know when you need moderate heating or cooling and when to turn it up to the max. This way, you can easily control the temperature of your house and avoid it being too hot or cold and wasting extra energy on it.
  • No Noise Pollution: Aside from being a sustainable energy source with minimum to no air pollution, dual fuel systems also have the advantage of zero noise pollution. Since its structure involves keeping the air compressor outside the house, you can rest assured in a noise-free environment at home.
  • Multifacetedness: The best thing about dual fuel systems is that once they’re in place, they can be used all year round without a second thought; whether it’s in the summers when you need to cool the house or the winters, this one system will single-handedly take care of all your heating and cooling needs all while being easy on your pocket and the environment.