With the continuing rise in energy costs, many home owners are switching to dual fuel heating and air conditioning systems. Also referred to as “fossil fuel” or “hybrid systems”, dual fuel systems incorporate a heat pump and a gas or oil fired furnace. A heat pump is an extremely efficient source of heating when outdoor temperatures are typically above the freezing point. A heat pump also serves as the central air conditioning system during the cooling season. As outdoor temperatures drop below freezing, gas or oil furnaces become a more efficient source of heating. By combining the two systems together, homeowners are able to reduce their heating bills. Jackson Systems offers a complete line of forced air zone control systems that are compatible with dual fuel equipment. Combining the two not only provides energy savings but total home comfort. If you have a question about dual fuel zoning, post your comment to this blog and we’ll get right back with you.