The serious weather conditions in Lee’s Summit, MO, makes a dual fuel system an ideal solution, however a dual fuel system combines an electric heat pump with a gas heating system, then this partnership is quite a bit more expensive than the more conventional pairing of an a/c plus a heating system.
A heat pump is a significant investment.
However, the benefit of the heat pump is that it provides both heating plus cooling! During the summer time months, the operation is identical to an a/c. The system uses refrigerant to pull heat out of the home plus convey it outside, but when the outdoor hot plus cold temperatures cool down, the heat pump switches to heating mode plus literally reverses the flow of refrigerant. Even when the weather is freezing, there is ambient heat available in the outside air. The heat pump takes advantage of this ambient heat, compressing it to a higher temperature plus delivering it indoors… Because the system isn’t burning fossil fuels to create heat, the operation is especially safe, disinfect plus environmentally friendly. There are no problems over carbon monoxide or yellowhome gas emissions, however plus, a heat pump is appealingly energy efficient, then it costs a lot less to run the heat pump than the heating system, and for the majority of the year, my pal and I rely on the heat pump. The heating system isn’t necessary until the outside temperature drops below freezing. At that point, the heat pump becomes less effective. The heating system takes over plus handles the comfort of the home for as long as necessary. While the start-up costs for the dual fuel system were considerable, the energy savings have reclaimed the investment entirely abruptly.