Save on Your Heating Costs With Dual Fuel Options

Learn how you can save this winter with WH's Dual Fuel program!

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 1, 2014

Winter is right around the corner and it’s time to consider your heating options for the cold months ahead. With the propane shortage that occurred last year, you may be wondering what other heating options you have. Just as buying a car with great gas mileage can help you save money on your daily commute; WH’s Dual Fuel Off-Peak program can help you save on your fuel costs.

WH’s Dual Fuel Off-Peak program is for members that use electricity to heat their homes, while still having a non-electric backup heating source. Participants receive a reduced electric rate of 4.9 cents per kWh for their heating system. In return for that discounted rate, members’ electric heating systems are automatically shut off and the backup heating systems are used during times of peak energy demand. As long as you have an automatic fossil fuel backup, there are a variety of options that work with WH’s Dual Fuel Off-Peak program.

  •   One option is to look into an air source heat pump. Air source heat pumps will not heat your home 100 percent of time, but they can provide heat about 30 to 50 percent of the heating season.
  •  The second option is to install a plenum heater. Plenum heaters fit into the ductwork above the A-coil in a standard whole-house furnace system and they will heat your entire home. Having a plenum heater allows you the ability to easily switch between fossil fuel and electric, depending on prices. Additionally, fossil fuel backup runs is when WH controls the electric heater.

In addition, if you are looking for extra heat in a small room or even a basement, WH offers convectair heaters that can heat or just supplement the heat in a room. All of these options are allowed to go on the WH’s Dual Fuel Off-Peak program as long as you have an automatic fossil fuel backup.

If you would like more information on any of these options, visit WH's Dual Fuel program page or call a representative at (763) 477-3000.

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