Hybrid heating with cooling systems balance electricity and natural gas to deliver home temperature control that is efficient, affordable and reliable. During milder temperatures, hybrid systems use an electric heat pump to warm your home until the outside temperature drops below your pre-determined set-point (typically 30-40° but ask your licensed heating contractor for guidance on customizing your thermostat setting). At that time, the system switches to a natural gas furnace for heating. Hybrid systems are a great help in cutting costs and reducing emissions and, as an added benefit, they also provide air conditioning in the warmer months.
By drawing from two separate power sources, hybrid systems offer the stability to be depended on through every season.
In terms of performance, hybrid heating systems are as safe as traditional home heating systems. Hybrid systems use less electricity than all-electric systems, putting less strain on the electric grid.
Weatherizing your home prevents energy waste and increases comfort by eliminating hot and cold spots and improving the lifespan of heating and cooling systems. Homeowners can maximize their efficiency gains further by installing a hybrid heating and cooling system.
Unlike hybrid systems, fully electric heating solutions come with higher operating costs, especially during the coldest parts of Western New York winters.
Once your hybrid system is installed and your temperature presets are entered into your thermostat, the system runs itself without inconveniences common to other fuel systems, such as propane deliveries.
Thinking about switching to a hybrid system? Be sure to check out our rebate through the National Fuel Conservation Incentive Program. If you qualify, you could save $1,350 on the installation.
*To qualify for the enhanced rebate, the furnace w/ECM must be installed with a heat pump with a minimum SEER of 15.
Rebates only for equipment installed between 1/1/23 and 12/31/23.
All eligible measures must be installed by a licensed contractor, or a contractor that can supply you with either a Federal ID number, a Certificate of Insurance or a Business Certificate. The only exception to this is an ENERGY STAR®-labeled gas clothes dryer installation.
In order for a rebate application to be considered complete and processed, the following information must be supplied for furnaces, boilers, water heaters and Wi-Fi thermostats:
NOTE: Rebates are available for existing single-family homes, multi-family homes, condominiums, mobile homes and new builds. NYSERDA may offer additional rebates.
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