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Do I Really Need a Furnace and a Heat Pump?


We perform many assessments here at Home Energy Experts because… well… we’re the home energy experts! We have lots of experience and skill when it comes to arriving at a home here in the Reno area, pinpointing a problem, and determining what measure to take to rectify said problem.

One thing that we encounter a lot in homes around this area is an inadequate level of heating power. A lot of homeowners use heat pumps for their heating and cooling requirements and it’s good for the most part, but where it seems to fail is during the really cold weather in winter.

If this seems like the problem you’re having at home, it’s only right that you do yourself a favor and upgrade your home’s heating services with a dual fuel system. This is the type of set up that can give you the extra warmth you need.

What’s a Dual Fuel System?

A dual fuel system is the combination of an electric heat pump and a natural gas-powered furnace. Now when we say that it’s a “combination” we don’t mean that everything is running at once. What we mean is that the heat pump takes on most of the heating and cooling duties throughout the year and then passes the baton to your furnace when the temperatures really get cold. This is always a process that happens seamlessly. Some homeowners shy away from these systems because they think it might require a manual switch over but the process is unified and as convenient as possible.

If you think you need a dual fuel system in Reno, NV, you can get the right knowledge from our heating technicians. We’re here to help. We’re not one of those HVAC contractors who wants to leave you in the dark, so if you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of information regarding dual fuel systems come to us—we’ll be the ones to show you the light.

Yes, You Might Need a Furnace and a Heat Pump

So what we’re really saying here when we give you the rundown about a dual fuel system is that, yes, you just might need a furnace and a heat pump to get the warmth you need at home.

We know what you’re probably thinking—“Do I really need all this extra heating power? After all, I live in the Reno area.” Yes, we live in a desert climate, but the hot and arid desert really cools down in the winter and/ or in the evening. The combination of a winter evening can be enough to send you running for the hills shivering. You don’t want to have to bundle up in extra layers and drape yourself in blankets just to stay warm in your home. Instead, take the extra time to learn about a dual fuel system and invest in one. You won’t regret it!

Contact Home Energy Experts today to schedule an appointment to install a dual fuel system today. We help homeowners improve the Comfort, Safety, Efficiency, and Health of their home.

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