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The Birmingham, AL Heating Experts
If you’ve lived in the Birmingham, AL area for even a year, then you know that although our winters may be comparatively mild to other parts of the country, the drastic contrast in temperature when winter rolls around calls for a very effective and efficient heating system. You want a heater you can rely on and that won’t break the bank to operate from month to month.
This is where the right heating contractors come in. Be sure to contact Gas Engineers for expert heating installation. We’ll help you select the right heater for your home and your specific needs, we’ll perform an accurate installation—making sure you have the right-sized heater—and we’ll follow that up with professional repairs and maintenance. Contact our team today! We've been Birmingham-owned since 1959 and committed to 100% customer satisfaction.
Your Heating System Options
Our Birmingham, AL HVAC technicians install and service a wide range of heating systems, including:
- Furnaces: Whether we’re discussing gas or electric heaters, furnaces are one of the oldest heating technologies still in use today, and for good reason. Today’s furnaces are very efficient and a great choice for many homeowners, so long as they are professionally installed by trained heating contractors.
- Heat Pumps: A heat pump is essentially an air conditioning system that can reverse its refrigerant flow. This enables it to provide both cooling and heating functions, making it a year–round solution to home comfort.
- Ductless Systems: Are you looking for the efficiency of a heat pump with the ability to cool or heat various rooms independently of each other? Then the ductless system is worth your consideration. It’s a single outdoor unit that connects to multiple indoor air handlers, allowing for effective zoned heating or cooling without the worry of ductwork.
- Dual Fuel Systems: A dual fuel system combines the heat pump and the furnace. Heat pumps are very effective air conditioners, and efficient heaters. But when temperatures dip too low, they can struggle. The furnace automatically cycles on when this happens, so that your comfort is not disrupted and you’re not wasting any money on an inefficient heat pump system.
The Benefits of Dual Fuel Systems
Dual fuel systems are highly versatile. Many homeowners in the Birmingham, AL area choose to have a heat pump system installed for their cooling and heating needs due to their energy efficiency. Heat pumps don’t have to burn fuel to generate heat. Rather, they transfer heat.
This makes them more efficient than a furnace. However, a heat pump will lose some of its efficiency when the temperature drops below a certain point in the cooler months. This is what makes dual fuel systems such a good solution. The gas furnace part of the system is still not quite as efficient as the heat pump. However, since they alternate functionality so that the most efficient one is always on, the dual fuel system balances itself out as a whole.
Whether you already have a heat pump or you’re looking for a way to improve your home comfort, you would do well to consider the benefits of dual fuel heating. Give us a call today and we’ll help you make an educated decision on whether this will be a good match for your home.