What is a dual-energy heating system?

What is a dual-energy heating system?

Confort Prestige is a trusted partner for converting your current heating system to dual energy. What is it and what are the benefits? Find out everything before making your choice.

What is a dual energy system?

As its name suggests, a dual-energy system uses 2 energy sources to heat a building throughout the year:

  • Electricity: main source of energy;
  • Fuel (oil, light hydrocarbon or even wood pellets): backup source during periods of extreme cold.

How does the dual-energy system work?

To understand how a dual-energy system works, it is important to know its main components:

  • A thermal probe installed outside the house whose role is to measure the outside temperature;
  • The 2 sources of energy;
  • A switch that automatically switches from one source to another when the time comes.

The principle is relatively simple. The heating system is powered by electricity as long as the outside temperature remains above -12 or -15°C, depending on the region. The thermal probe then sends a signal when the temperature drops below the critical threshold. This is how the system power automatically switches from electricity to fuel through the switch.

What are the advantages of the dual-energy system?

The dual-energy system has many interesting advantages.

1- Economic

The cost of electricity increases when the temperature drops below -12 or -15°C. The use of a fuel as a back-up source thanks to the dual-energy system thus makes it possible to make significant savings.

2- Ecological

The use of a dual-energy system limits the production of greenhouse gases which considerably harm the environment and living beings.

Why call on us to convert your current system to dual energy?

We put at your service qualified and competent professionals who will know how to listen to you in order to better study your needs. In addition, we offer superior quality, efficient and reliable devices that guarantee both your comfort and your safety. For this, we choose high-performance and powerful devices manufactured by recognized brands around the world. Finally, our experts carry out the installations meticulously, paying attention to all the details in order to satisfy you.

How to request our services?

To call on us to convert your current heating system to dual energy or to obtain additional information on our services, you can contact us by phone, send us an email, go directly to our premises or fill out a online submission.

  • Phone number: 1 (438) 795-6726
  • Email address: info@confortprestige.com
  • Address: 3449 Boulevard de la Pinière, Terrebonne, QC J6X 3T2


The dual-energy system is therefore both economical and ecological, especially during very cold periods when the cost of electricity is higher. We therefore encourage you to consider converting, if your current system is forced air or hot water. We will be happy to take on this mission.

Climatisation: 1275$ de subvention pour le retrait de l'huile de votre fournaise + 5000$ pour l'installation d'une thermopompe + fournaise.