What is a hybrid heating system?

Staying warm this winter is a priority for most of us. According to the experts at the National Centers for Environmental Information, the lowest temperature ever recorded in South Carolina was -19 degrees Fahrenheit on January 21, 1985. The right system can provide reliable warmth throughout your home even during the coldest winter weather. Entrusting your installation or repair to the experts at Melton Heating & Air Conditioning can ensure that you and your family stay warm and cozy this winter. In some cases, a hybrid system can provide the best balance of comfort and affordability for your family and your budget.

The Best of Both Worlds for Heating

Hybrid HVAC systems are designed to combine the advantages of heat pumps and furnaces in one convenient system:

  • A high-efficiency heat pump can provide you and your family with cost-effective cooling in summer while allowing you to save on your heating bills all winter long. These systems work by extracting the heat from ambient air and transferring it inside in winter or outside in winter. If the weather becomes too cold, however, heat pumps may not be able to extract enough heat to maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home. Since South
  • Furnaces work by burning fuel to generate heat and can boost temperatures quickly and effectively. These systems are not usually as efficient as heat pumps but excel at providing reliable heat in extremely cold temperatures.

Hybrid systems are designed to rely primarily on their heat pump components except in special circumstances. When temperatures fall too low for the heat pump to operate effectively, the furnace portion of the system kicks in to provide added heating for your South Carolina home.

Benefits of Hybrid Heat

Your hybrid heating system offers key advantages for your home and your budget:

  • Lower utility bills throughout the year
  • Reliable climate control even in extreme temperatures

By investing in a hybrid heating installation, you can reduce your monthly expenses and enjoy a few added luxuries with your newfound financial resources.

At Melton Heating & Air Conditioning, our NATE-certified technicians can provide you with heating installation and repair services designed to suit your needs and your budget perfectly. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and specialize in cost-effective repairs for all types of systems. To learn more about our full lineup of heating options or to schedule an appointment for maintenance or repairs, visit us online or give us a call at 803-693-0114. We look forward to the chance to serve you.