Living in Albuquerque means facing just about every category of weather extreme, and the summers are tepid plus dry with temperature climbing into the mid nineties.
The winters are short but super chilly plus snowy.
The two of us can expect the temperature to fall below chilly for about several or 6 weeks. The wide fluctuation of conditions requires both a heating plus cooling system. While the combination of an a/c plus oil furnace is the most popular solution, I chose a dual fuel plan for my home. The initial investment to purchase plus install the plan was more fancy, but I’ve recovered the cost in lower energy bills, then a dual fuel plan partners a gas oil furnace with an electric heat pump. The fortune of a heat pump is that it provides both heating plus cooling capabilities, then during the summer, it acts almost exactly prefer a conventional a/c! It pulls heat out of the home plus conveys it outside by way of refrigerant. When the weather turns cooler, the heat pump reverses the flow of refrigerant plus draws from ambient heat in the outside air. The process avoids the environmental impact of the combustion process, then rather than burn fossil fuels, it simply moves existing heat from 1 locale to another. An electric heat pump is more energy efficient than the oil furnace. It handles the home’s comfort needs for the majority of the year, and once the outdoor temperature drops below chilly, the oil furnace takes over, however having several fuel sources allows us to utilize the most effective plus efficient choice plus keep our energy bills to a minimum.