Years ago I called my local, Terrell heating maintenance corporation about a possible hybrid heater.
- This combines a gas furnace and a heat pump.
In Texas the freezing season is brief and not too intense. A heat pump system works totally great for the heating function most of the time. When it gets below forty degrees, then the gas furnace is tagged in, but for Terrel living, that means I only use my gas furnace on the freezing winter afternoons, however most of the time the heat pump works for heating and it is typically used for AC. I appreciate having energy efficient settings. Well the other day I observed that when my furnace was tagged in to supply heating, nothing happened. My heat pump ended up laboring double time on emergency heat. My biweekly bills started to skyrocket. What was wrong with the heating function? I had a moment of panic because I didn’t know who to call; Hybrid furnaces are specialty items. Not every corporation sells them! Can I call for a normal Terrel furnace maintenance when the heat pump is paired with the hybrid system? Do all Terrel, TX heating dealers do repairs on dual fuel systems like mine? I asked around and found that not everyone is skilled in the part of dual fuel. I finally found a furnace maintenance corporation in Terrell that could handle both the gas furnace and heat pump. They made the necessary repairs in no time flat. They also ran tests on my heat pump so I was great for almost a whole year.