Living in Ashtabula, Ohio, we experience four distinct seasons.
The summers tend to be hot and humid with temperatures in the high eighties or even low nineties.
The winter brings snow and below-freezing conditions. The fall and spring are unpredictable. We often get hit with high winds and rainstorms. For the majority of the year, we require some type of indoor temperature control. We switch from heating to cooling with very little break in-between. The cost of heating and cooling accounts for approximately fifty percent of our household energy usage. To minimize expense and carbon footprint, an energy efficient heating and cooling method is a priority. When my husband and I built our new home, the new cooling and heating system installation was a big consideration. We wanted to choose a system that would meet the demands of the weather, provide healthy indoor air quality and keep us perfectly comfortable. Although a larger investment, we decided on a hybrid heating system. This type of operation combines a gas furnace with an electric heat pump. A heat pump works by moving existing heat between the indoors and the outdoors. During the summer months, it acts just like an air conditioner. When the weather cools down, the heat pump literally reverses the flow of refrigerant. It takes advantage of ambient heat available in the outdoor air and transfers it indoors. This process is especially environmentally friendly, safe and clean. It also costs much less to run than the furnace. When the outdoor temperature dips below freezing, the heat pump begins to struggle. At that point, the furnace automatically takes over and runs for as long as needed. The hybrid combination was the perfect choice for a new heating system installation in Ashtabula.
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