I live in an area that experiences several actually distinct seasons. Weather conditions are often quite extreme. I rely heavily on both heating and cooling to keep a comfortable home. The cost of temperature control adds up suddenly and puts a major strain on the budget. Because of this, I spent a great deal of money on the Heating & Air Conditioning program I installed. I needed a program that would supply efficient and effective year round temperature control. I hoped to minimize running costs and salvage the investment. I chose a dual fuel program which combines an electric heat pump with a forced air gas furnace. Buying and installing more than one separate components isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The heat pump takes the locale of an air conditioning and provides lower cost cooling. It operates actually similarly to a conventional air conditioning. The heat pump extracts heat from the indoor air and uses refrigerant to convey it outside, to a compressor. This process helps with dehumidification and is drastically efficient. When the outside weather turns cooler, the heat pump is capable of reversing the operation to bring ambient heat indoors. It eliminates the combustion process and handles our home’s heating demands until the outside temperature drops below cold, then at that point, the gas furnace automatically takes over. The furnace is able to handle even the most extreme weather. By taking advantage of the most energy efficient means of temperature control at any given time, I save a tremendous amount of money. Plus, the heat pump and furnace divide the heating load, minimizing wear and tear on each systemâ€¦ Each a single should last longer and operate more reliably.