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Combining the Power of Solar with the Efficiency of a Dual Fuel System

When it comes to effectively and efficiently heating your Danville, CA home, it’s only natural that you want to save as much money as possible when doing so. One way to do this is by making sure that the heating system you have installed is a good match for your home, providing as much efficiency and high performance as possible.

Solar Heating and Air Conditioning

One way to save money on your heating and cooling costs is to invest in solar panels. These allow you to heat your home much more efficiently than you would be able to otherwise, and it will cost you significantly less month-to-month to run your HVAC system.

Additionally, solar energy instantly raises your home’s resale value. In addition to obtaining financial benefits, home buyers are attracted to solar panels because they know how affordable solar energy is.

Solar energy is also clean and subsequently environmentally friendly. Plus, through the California Solar Initiative, homeowners throughout the state are able to earn cash-back rebates by installing solar energy systems.

Dual Fuel Systems

A dual fuel heater, also called a hybrid heating system, combines the heating power of a heat pump with a backup heater—most often a furnace. Heat pumps typically work just fine on their own. However, they have trouble maintaining their heating efficiency in particularly cold temperatures.

When the temperature reaches a point that the heat pump begins to lose efficiency, the backup heater automatically switches on to compensate for the heat loss. When the temperature rises again, then the backup heater shuts off. This means you aren’t wasting energy with a heat pump that’s not being used when temperatures reach their coldest point.

Combining These Two Technologies

The best way to save on your heating costs is by investing in a hybrid heating system such as the one we mentioned above, and by having solar panels installed. Harnessing the power of the sun while utilizing a dual fuel heating system is the best way to save the most money this winter, and the winters to come.

To learn more about how you can save money on your Danville, CA heating services, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today!

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