NuTone iHybrid Dual Fuel Package 4 Ton 14 SEER
Air-source heat pumps provide heating and cooling while being more energy efficient than a traditional air conditioner. There is a problem though. During extreme cold weather air-source heat pumps suffer and energy efficiency drops. Dual fuel systems like the NuTone iHybrid Dual Fuel Package 4 Ton alleviate this problem. These units features both an air-source heat pump and a gas furnace. When it gets really cold outside the gas furnace activates to maintain a warm indoor air quality. Then, when things warm up outside, the air-source heat pump goes back into action to keep energy consumption low and savings high.
The iHybrid 4 Ton is a competent example of a dual fuel system. During mild weather the air-source heat pump routinely reaches 14 SEER performance. SEER is a measure of how efficiently a heat pump or air conditioner cools relevant to power used. 14 SEER is a solid rating and above the U.S. Department of Energy mandated standard for new residential installations. Meanwhile, during winter the gas furnace reaches an 80% AFUE. AFUE is a measure of how efficiently a furnace burns fuel and 80% is a solid mark.
The iHybrid Dual Fuel Package 4 Ton also features a 10 Year Warranty, a Copeland Ultra-Tech Compressor, a galvanized steel cabinet, plastic coated coil guard, mesh hail guard, hi/low pressure switches, convertible air delivery, thermal expansion valve, R-410A chlorine free refrigerant, ECM variable speed motor, and is prepped for quiet operation. All in all, this air-source heat pump and gas furnace combination has everything it needs for years of solid operation and the ability to produce significant energy savings.