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Do I Need a Heat Pump Backup?

Installing a heat pump is one of the most efficient decisions you can make for you home because it works as both a heating and cooling system. It can do double duty because it simply transfers heat energy from one source to another. In the winter, it draws heat energy from the outdoor air and then transfers it into the indoor air—in the summer it simply works in reverse! However, this means that when the temperature nears freezing, your heat pump’s efficiency can start to diminish—but don’t worry because there’s an easy solution to this problem!

Installing a heat pump backup, such as a gas or oil furnace, is the most economical solution to heating your home! How this works is that the heat pump backup will only switch on when the temperature drops to a specific level (usually somewhere around freezing) to supply supplemental heat—and it will switch back to your heat pump as soon as the outdoor temperature rises again. That means you will always be using the most efficient method of heating for your home, depending on the outdoor temperature. Whether you already own a heat pump or you’re selecting a new heating system for your home, the experts at Arctic Air Conditioning can install this setup (known as a dual fuel heat pump) for you!

The Benefits of a Heat Pump Backup

All heat pumps come with an emergency electric resistance heater—unfortunately, these are typically inefficient and unable to heat your home effectively when faced with our cold New Jersey winters. That’s why you would want to install a dual fuel heat pump system. Installing a heat pump backup has many benefits, including:

Efficient heating – As we previously mentioned, having a heat pump backup, such as a furnace, provides the most efficient heating possible because you’re using the heat pump’s energy transfer when the temperature is high enough and switching to the backup fuel source only when necessary. You will always be using the most efficient heating option available based on the temperature.

Consistent heat – When you have a heat pump backup, your home will always have consistent, even heat. No matter what the outdoor temperature is, you and your family will be comfortable and cozy because your backup fuel source will kick in whenever it is needed, meaning you should never experience a dip in the indoor temperature.

Environmentally friendly – Since your heat pump backup will only burn fuel when absolutely necessary, it is very environmentally friendly. Your dual fuel heat pump will not generate nearly as much pollution as running a furnace alone or an electrical resistance heater.

Install a Heat Pump Backup in Central New Jersey Today!

Are you interested in installing a heat pump backup in Monmouth, Middlesex, or Ocean County, New Jersey? Contact Arctic Air Conditioning today! Our highly skilled technicians have been providing exceptional HVAC services to the homeowners in Central Jersey since 1977, and they can install a backup or an entire dual fuel heat pump system for you quickly and expertly. Call us today to schedule a service call!

Testimonials
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”Technician Scott made sure all was ok before he left. Always satisfied with Arctic and Scott’s service”

- Gary Stahl
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”It is a pleasure dealing with Arctic Air Conditioning. They are professional, communicate and show up when they say they will. The technician was knowledgeable and thorough. He explained the…”

- Petunia Mom
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”We have used Arctic Air since 2017 when we installed a new HVAC system. Today we had Alex Demauro come out for our yearly fall maintenance. After a not so…”

- Brielle Calvert
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”An excellent family owned and operated business local to Old Bridge residents. Mike B. from Sales is very honest and only sells you what you need. Howard and Ross, the…”

- Armin K.
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”The technician was very professional. He answered all of our questions regarding the air purification system”

- Kathleen Allen
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”Highly recommend! Alex D who came and serviced our heat was great and very professional.”

- Mandy D
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”Excellent people to rely upon. For many years I have been getting their services with full satisfaction. I recommend Arctic Air over any bigger company around Central Jersey”

- Ikram Rumana Huq
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”Yet another great experience with these guys! The lady on the phone to Greg coming in and fixing my heat explaining everything ! Thanks !!”

- Jessica Pires
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”I delt with Allison in the office and Eric Reed was my technician two very highly professional people extremely helpful and solved my ongoing problem Iwill always recommend Artic air…”

- Martina Wunder
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”Very thorough and reasonably priced.”

- Bill Devery
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”Frank was an excellent mechanic. Knew his stuff and respected my home. He installed what was in the provided kits. This unit was installed by Artic and I expected them…”

- Michael Stuart
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”Alex was great. Highly recommend them for both air conditioning and heating.”

- Jacqui Melman
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. These guys were great. Very polite and got the job done without issues. The work they did was clean and organized.…”

- Brian Appleby
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”Great job cleaning an older HVAC system. On time, fast, efficient and charged reasonable fee.”

- Russell Einbinder
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”They replaced both our heater, filter and ac unit. They showed up on time in masks and gloves, and got right to work. These guys were great. Very polite and…”

- Brian A.
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”Excellent service and price”

- Marconi Cap
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”Professional and with very friendly staff all around from the scheduling people in the office, to the sales associates, to the technicians.”

- Jaclyn Spoleti
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”We were extremely satisfied with the spring air conditioning tune up provided to us by Frank Santarpia of Artic Air. He went above and and beyond to answer any questions…”

- Gail Cohen
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”My reason for contacting Artic Air was to assist in my HVAC inspection for my CCO Application. I felt from my initial contact to inspection it was a seamless and…”

- Jamie Lynne
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”During the maintenance, they found that my upstairs valve was not working... They fixed it. Job well done.”

- Shaati Chattopadhyay
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