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Blog Title: Can a geothermal heat pump be combined with an already existent gas furnace?

Main Que: Can a geothermal heat pump be combined with an already existent gas furnace?

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  • Query By: Denzel J. (Cleveland, OH)
  • Date: 09/24/2016

Answer: Yes, this can be done and is called retrofit solution. This will make your unit a dual fuel system. You can use the heat pump as the main heating devices as it will cut down your energy cost by 60 to 70%. The furnace can be used as a supplement in extremely cold weather, if additional heat is needed. In fact, the existing ductwork can also be used for the heat pump. You need not make a new one. If some minor modifications are needed your installer will do it.

  • Replied By: John Bradley (Austin, TX)
  • Replied Date: 09/25/2016