The Energy Cooperative has a program available for electric members, which will enable you to heat your home more economically. The Dual Fuel heating system consists of two separate sources of heat. The primary source is the electric heat pump and the secondary source is a gas or fuel oil furnace. When you install a dual fuel system, you may be eligible to receive a $599.00 rebate.
Why would the use of two different fuels save me money?
It’s a matter of efficiency. During moderate winter temperatures, the electric heat pump is one of the most economical method of heating. During times of extremely cold weather, fossil fuel is more economical. By switching from one system to the other, you can consistently heat your home with the most economical fuel. An outdoor thermostat is used to automatically switch from one heating source to the other at a designated temperature.
What about air conditioning in the summer?
In the summer, the heat pump reverses the heating function and serves as a central air conditioning unit to cool your home.