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With today’s rising energy costs, homeowners across the country are searching for options that will allow them to save money without sacrificing their home comfort level. One of the most effective and economical of these options is a hybrid dual fuel and heat pump system.  This system is a powerful combination of a gas furnace and a traditional heat pump. It delivers a heated air temperature that is significantly warmer than most stand alone heat pumps so the air coming from your vents actually feels warmer to the touch. The hybrid system can also be reversed to provide cool, indoor comfort during the warmer months. Heat pumps are an energy efficient method of heating or cooling your home. They work by extracting heat from your home and discharging it outside in the summer and reversing the process in the winter. They are considered “greener” than other HVAC options because they do not require fuel combustion to operate.  When combined into a system with a gas furnace, heat pumps are a highly effective and efficient way of managing your home temperature.

Due to the recent increase in SEER rating of new air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps, your system will help save money on your energy bill year round. One of the main benefits of dual fuel-heat pump systems is the automatic control feature. When your new system is installed, your HVAC technician will select a “balance point,” specifically tailored to your home that directs your system when it’s best to use electric heat and when it’s time to switch to furnace operation. These state of the art HVAC systems can also adapt to fluctuating utility rates. For example, if the energy rates in your area were to suddenly spike due to an oil shortage or an especially long, harsh winter, your HVAC technician can adjust your system to lean more heavily on the heat pump instead of the gas furnace thereby achieving maximum energy efficiency.

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Even though the time for air conditioner use has long since passed, if you’re thinking of replacing your heating system, it might be a good idea to consider doing the same for your cooling system. If they are both close in age, need constant repairs, or have just been acting a little out of the ordinary, it’s probably time they were updated. Replacing your systems will make them run more reliably and efficiently, while also making it more cost-efficient for you.

Paying for your new complete Nicor system replacement will also be cost-efficient with these rebate offers:

  • Installing a high-efficiency furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 92% and a central air conditioner with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER) of 14.5, gets you a rebate of $700
  • A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 92% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $800 rebate
  • A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $800 rebate
  • A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 95% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $900 rebate
  • A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 14.5 receives $900 rebate
  • A high-efficiency furnace with an AFUE of 97% and a central air conditioner with a SEER of 16 receives $1,000 rebate