Many homeowners want to take advantage of the efficiency benefits of a heat pump. However, many of these homeowners are also concerned about a heat pump’s ability to keep a home comfortable when the temperatures drop during the frigid New England winters.
Kearney can help you get the best of both HVAC worlds with a dual fuel HVAC system!
How Dual Fuel HVAC Systems Work
Dual fuel HVAC systems are hybrid systems that utilize an all-electric heat pump and a gas furnace to provide efficient heating and cooling all year long. The heat pump works to keep your home comfortable during the spring, summer, and fall, while the furnace takes over when the temperatures drop throughout the winter.
Benefits of Dual Fuel HVAC
There are many reasons to switch to a dual fuel system in New England, including:
- Less reliance on fossil fuels
- Energy-saving operation
- Improved year-round comfort
When to Install a Dual Fuel System
A dual fuel HVAC system is worth it in Massachusetts and New Hampshire because we experience all four seasons and drastic temperature changes throughout the year. Other reasons to install a dual fuel HVAC include:
- You already have a gas furnace
- You have solar panels to generate your own electricity
- You want a more environmentally friendly home
Incentives For Dual Fuel HVAC Systems
Heat pumps and high-efficiency furnaces qualify for incentives:
- Up to $600 in federal tax credits for ENERGY STAR-certified furnaces
- Up to $2,000 in federal tax credits for ENERGY STAR-certified heat pumps
- Up to $10,000 in Mass Save® rebates for heat pump installation