Posted: October 28, 2015
This season, many of our North Carolina customers have been asking us to improve their heating situation at home. They’ve told us they don’t want to go through another winter feeling cold because their electric heat pump is not getting their home warm enough. Our solution is to bring in some much-needed propane heat.
We do this by building a hybrid heating system, A.K.A. a dual fuel system. A hybrid heating system combines electricity and propane. A propane furnace serves as the “back up” for the heat pump when temperatures get too cold.
By relying on the high-efficiency propane furnace during colder periods, the overall heating system is more energy efficient, provides greater comfort, and has a smaller carbon footprint.
Why do propane furnaces keep you toasty warm? Propane furnaces consistently deliver heat in the 120–140 degrees Fahrenheit range, even when the outdoor temperature drops into the single digits. Compare that to the typical, older electric heat pump, which may only supply heated air at 95 degrees—colder than body temperature. That’s why it often feels like a cold draft coming out of your vents—at a time when you really need some real heat!
Feel free to contact us if you would like our help staying warmer this winter. Remember as a Parker Gas customer, you’ll always feel comfortable with us!