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Hybrid heat is a heating system that combines multiple energy sources to provide warmth to a building. The most common type of hybrid heat system combines an electric heat pump with a gas furnace. The heat pump is typically used for milder weather, and the gas furnace gets used for colder temperatures. This allows the system to take advantage of the efficiency of the heat pump while still providing sufficient heat during extremely cold weather.

How Does It Work?

A heat pump works by absorbing heat from the air or ground outside and transferring it into the building. In the winter, a heat pump gets used to pull heat from the outside air or ground and pump it into the building, providing warmth. When temperatures are above freezing, heat pumps are typically more efficient than traditional heating systems such as electric resistance heaters or gas furnaces.

A gas furnace, on the other hand, is a type of heating system that burns natural gas or propane to produce heat. The heat generated by the combustion of gas gets used to warm up the air, which is then distributed throughout the building using a system of ducts. For the above-freezing temperature range, gas furnaces are typically more efficient than a traditional heating system like an electric resistance heater but not as efficient as a heat pump.

By employing a hybrid heat system, the heat pump gets used to provide heat when temperatures are above freezing. The gas furnace can be used as a backup when temperatures drop below the freezing point. This allows the system to take advantage of the efficiency of the heat pump while still providing sufficient heat during extremely cold weather. Because a heat pump is more efficient than a gas furnace, the system as a whole can reduce energy consumption and lower heating costs.

Additionally, a hybrid heat system can provide air conditioning during the summer by reversing the process of the heat pump. It can absorb heat from inside and move it outside.

Trustworthy Expertise in Eureka

If you’re searching for dependable cooling and heating services in or near Eureka, CA, look no further than our experts at Evans Mechanical. We’re a locally owned and operated company that takes great care of our customers. Whether you require installation, maintenance, or repair, our team of trained professionals is ready to keep your HVAC system running efficiently. We handle water heaters too. Contact us at Evans Mechanical today for reliable services.

What our customers are saying
Five-Star Customer Reviews

Evans Mechanical is an excellent service committed to customer satisfaction and guaranteed quality workmanship. Our water heater burst and they were very responsive. They sent a technician out the same day and it was determined the heater was beyond repair.

Matthew H.

The installers are finishing up. We expect to have great results with the new furnace & the newly installed dehumidifier. We applaud the professionalism of the installers.

Shutterbug S.

Everything was super professional. They showed up on time.kept me informed of what they were going to do and finished ahead of schedule. Work was impeccable! Highly recommended!

Martin R.

We are always happy with the service from Evans. Your service people are always friendly and professional. And we feel your prices are fair and that you do an excellent job of keeping our heating system in working order. We are glad you are in Humboldt County.

Kimberly T.

All three technicians worked well together. They treated each other kindly and were thoughtful and courteous with me. They did a final and complete cleanup after the installment of my new heater. They were respectful of my home. I’m grateful I used this company.

Kathy T.

Excellent service from start to finish. Joe came out to give us an estimate on what we would need for a new furnace, never pressured us to buy the top of their line just giving us options on what we would need for our home. Then the date set for installation Thomas and Ryan came out on time and did a great job.

Kathi J.