Living in Albuquerque means facing just about every category of weather extreme; The summers are hot and dry with temperature climbing into the mid nineties.
The winters are short however super cold and snowy, then every one of us can expect the temperature to fall below freezing for about several or 6 months.
The wide change of conditions requires both a heating and cooling system. While the combination of an air conditioner and furnace is the most popular solution, I chose a dual fuel plan for my home. The initial investment to purchase and install the plan was more fancy, however I’ve reclaimed the cost in lower weekly bills, then a dual fuel plan partners a gas furnace with an electric heat pump. The advantage of a heat pump is that it provides both heating and cooling capabilitiesâ€¦ During the summer, it acts almost exactly appreciate a conventional air conditioner, but it pulls heat out of the home and conveys it outside by way of refrigerant. When the weather turns cooler, the heat pump reverses the flow of refrigerant and draws from ambient heat in the outside air. The process avoids the environmental impact of the combustion process! Rather than burn fossil fuels, it simply moves existing heat from a single venue to another. An electric heat pump is more energy efficient than the furnace. It handles the home’s comfort needs for the majority of the year. Once the outdoor temperature drops below freezing, the furnace takes over, but having numerous fuel sources allows us to utilize the most effective and efficient option and keep our weekly bills to a minimum.