What is a Heat Pump and How Does It Work?
A heat pump works as a heater in the winter and an air conditioner in the summer. During the hot summer months, the heat pump will transfer heat from your house into the outside air. In the winter The heat pump will transfer heat from indoors from the outside air. Heat pumps help regulate temperatures and are very energy efficient. A lot of homeowners are converting their systems over to heat pumps and enjoy the money they save each month.
What is a Dual Fuel or Hybrid Heating System?
This is a system designed to work with a forced air furnace heating system. The forced air system can be new, already installed with gas or propane.
How Does a Heat Pump Obtain Heat from Cold Winter Air?
Oddly enough heat is present in all air, even air that is below freezing temperatures. A good way to think about it is, when your refrigerator removes unwanted warm air when the door has been open too long. You can feel the heat coming into your kitchen from the refrigerators exhaust fan.
Basically, the same way your refrigerator works is how a heat pump works. It removes heat from the cold outdoors and brings it into your home keeping you nice and warm.