December 25, 2018 Uncategorized

If you’re looking for year-round savings, you might want to consider a dual fuel heating system. Since electric rates are regulated and constantly monitored by the government, investing in a dual fuel furnace now totally makes sense.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted heating company in Crystal, MN that carries a wide variety of furnaces, including models that have dual fuel capability.

What is a Dual Fuel System?

Also known as a hybrid system, a dual fuel system is the combination of a gas or oil furnace and a heat pump, which works both as a heater and a cooler. By combining the efficiency of a heat pump during its peak efficiency with a high-efficiency gas furnace, a dual fuel system provides maximum efficiency, energy savings, and improved comfort levels.

Benefits

A dual fuel system offers you at least two stages of heat. Did you know that even when it feels cold outside, there is still a good amount of heat waiting to be pumped? When the temperature is above 35 degrees or so, a heat pump can pull heat from the outside air for much less compared to firing up a furnace. The furnace will only kick in during the cold months. Heat pumps save energy for the simple reason that they only transfer heat instead of producing it. In ideal situations, a heat pump can transfer up to three times more energy than it consumes. On the other hand, a high-efficiency gas furnace is at most 98 percent energy-efficient.

Dual fuel heating gives you the opportunity to add a secondary heating system to your existing one. It also is an efficient alternative to unstable fuel prices.

Who Should Consider Getting a Dual Fuel System?

If you already have a heat pump and want to add a high-efficiency gas furnace into the mix, getting a dual fuel system will give you the most benefits. Your gas furnace will act as the main heater using the heat pump’s electric strip only when the temperatures are very low.

If you have a working heat pump and an air conditioner that needs a replacement, you can opt to get a dual fuel furnace. When your air conditioner fails, you can still use your heat pump to act as your cooler, and your dual fuel furnace as your heater, especially during the cold months of winter.

Features of the Lennox ML195 Gas Furnace

Standard Features

Every component of the ML195 has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing the furnace will deliver reliable performance, season after season.

With product registration, the ML195 may be eligible for a 10-year Limited Extended Warranty. Lennox also offers a 5-year Limited Warranty on covered parts and 20-Year Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Energy Efficiency

When paired with a Lennox® heat pump, the ML195 creates a system that can automatically alternate between electricity and gas fuel to keep you warm. So you’re always using the most energy-efficient way to keep comfortable.

Compared to older, low-efficiency models, the ML195 has an efficiency rating of 95 percent AFUE that can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year.

The blower compartment of the ML195 is tightly sealed, permitting less than 1% air leakage. This means more of your air and energy go toward keeping you comfortable.

Performance

The ML195 has a Duralok Plus heat exchanger that is constructed from patented ArmorTuf steel that captures waste heat, and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger that allows the unit to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. This solid component exceeds industry requirements and extends the furnace’s life.

The ML195 includes special sound-absorbing materials that further reduce sound for even quieter operation.

Its SureLight® ignitor is designed with silicon nitride construction for long product life and reliable operation.

Its SureLight® integrated control board ensures full control of furnace operation.

To further lessen heat loss, Lennox designed the ML195 with an elegantly-styled, durable steel cabinet with high-quality paint finish.

Its robust blower assembly exceeds industry standard airflow for even temperatures and improved comfort.

Dual Fuel Furnace Installation from the Pros Upgrade your HVAC system today with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. Our team of qualified and season HVAC professionals will make sure your brand new dual fuel system is installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. We are your trustworthy Golden Valley heating and air conditioning installation crew that guarantees exceptional, unparalleled service.