Dual-Fuel HVAC System Services in Charlottesville, VA
Dual-Fuel HVAC System Repair, Replacement & Maintenance in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Augusta, Madison, Greene, & Orange Counties
Our NATE-certified technicians will keep your dual-fuel HVAC system running properly for reliable comfort and optimal energy efficiency year-round.
We service all brands and provide 24/7 emergency HVAC repairs for breakdowns that need immediate service.
How Do Dual-Fuel HVAC Systems Work?
A dual-fuel HVAC system is an electric heat pump paired with a gas-powered furnace.
Depending on the season and temperature, the system will alternate between the two units as needed to maximize efficiency and keep your home comfortable all year long.
Typically, your heat pump will keep your home cool in the summer by transferring hot air out of your home the same way a central air conditioner does.
When temperatures are mild in the fall and spring months, the heat pump will provide cost-effective heat by transferring heat into your home from the outside air.
When temperatures dip below freezing during winter, your furnace will kick on for a fast, strong heat.
Dual-Fuel HVAC System Installation & Replacement for Charlottesville Homes
Switching to a dual-fuel system is easy if your home has always relied on a central air conditioner and gas furnace.
We’ll replace your current units with a brand-new gas furnace and heat pump to ensure the units are compatible and will deliver the energy efficiency you expect.
Our team will ensure your installation is done correctly to ensure optimal operation for years to come.
Dual-Fuel HVAC System Repair
Heat pumps and gas furnaces are both reliable, but normal wear and tear can take a toll on any system. Below are indicators your system needs a professional repair:
- You hear strange noises or odors coming from the system.
- There is no power to the system.
- Your system is short-cycling.
- Your heat pump frequently trips the circuit breaker.
- Your furnace doesn’t kick on when it should.
- Heat is insufficient throughout your home.
- There’s an unexplained increase in your gas or electric bill.
Albemarle Heating & Air provides 24/7 emergency HVAC repair for our customers if you have a furnace or heat pump breakdown.
Request a free estimate on a dual-fuel HVAC system replacement by calling 434-293-4556 today.
Dual-Fuel HVAC System Maintenance in the Charlottesville Area
The best way to keep your dual-fuel system working properly is to have it professionally maintained twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring.
During your maintenance appointment, your technician will do the following:
- Test the thermostat
- Ensure indoor and outdoor units turn on
- Replace the air filter
- Check bearings and lubricate the blower motor
- Inspect the blower and blower belt
- Ensure electrical connections are tight
- Clean the evaporator coil if needed
- Assess the condenser motor and lubricate bearings if needed
- Check refrigerant levels
- Inspect and test the fan
- Inspect ductwork
With Albemarle Heating & Air’s Health, Safety & Comfort Club, you can keep your HVAC system up to date with maintenance and enjoy benefits like same-day service and a 20% discount on parts and labor for repairs.
Choose Albemarle Heating & Air for Dual-Fuel HVAC Services
At Albemarle Heating & Air, our licensed and insured technicians provide:
- Upfront pricing
- Peace of mind guarantees
- Award-winning service
- Financing options
- Coupons and special offers
- And more
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the pros and cons of dual-fuel HVAC systems?
Dual-fuel HVAC systems are incredibly efficient, making them great for the environment, and they have low monthly energy costs.
They have higher upfront costs and take up more space than heat pumps alone, but are comparable to air conditioners and furnace combinations on both accounts.
Is a dual-fuel heat pump worth it?
Yes, dual-fuel systems work best in areas like Charlottesville that experience all four seasons.
That way, your furnace can take over when temperatures are too low for your heat pump to heat efficiently.
How long do dual-fuel HVAC systems last?
Generally, with maintenance, you can expect a gas furnace to last 15 to 20 years and a heat pump to last 10 to 15 years.
However, because the systems alternate, your heat pump may last longer than if you used it for all heating and cooling.
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