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A hybrid system combines a high efficiency electric heat pump with a variable speed gas furnace. Used for residential purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A hybrid system is one that's capable of heating using either electricity or gas. The system combines an XLi electric heat pump with a variable speed gas furnace for efficiency. With the flexibility of two fuels, the system can actually optimize your energy use by switching back and forth to whichever source is most efficient for your comfort. The electric heat pump can act as an air conditioner to cool down air during the summer and helps control humidity.

The electric heat pump extracts ambient heat in the air outside to warm the house inside. When there is insufficient outside ambient heat to extract, the system will warm the air with a furnace which is run by natural gas. During summer, the heat pump reverses its operation: instead of extracting ambient heat outside, it will extract ambient heat inside and blow the heated air outside. The furnace won't ignite, but will serve as a variable-speed blower to move the cooler air produced by the heat pump inside.

Manufacturer offers an online Tool called 'System Customizer', to calculate which product and/or system combination would be optimal for customers preferences.

The system comes in 2 versions:

  • Ultra Efficient EarthWise™ Hybrid Split System

Product includes a compressor, fan, condenser coil, evaporator coil and refrigerant.

  • Ultra Efficient EarthWise™ Hybrid Packaged System (Type: XL16c & XL14c)

Product includes a compressor, fan, condenser coil, evaporator coil and refrigerant. However, they're all engineered to work together in one cabinet.

 

Information last verified on 10th March 2010

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