Now that my partner & I live down south, both of us are going to get a heat pump system, and a long time ago I learn about how efficient heat pump units were.
They transfer existing heat energy rather than create it.
It is so much more cost effective rather than using gasses. The heat pump uses refrigerant, piping & several units to traninterest the air conditioning inside the home too. The heat pump plan is a several for 1 unit, then you get both heating & air in 1 plan that you buy maintenance for. So that saves money there. Also, since the plan is ductless, it can be hooked up to be HVAC zone control capable. Add a couple of thermostats & each room of the home can be set to a unusual temperature control program; Vacant rooms don’t need HVAC & not every space has to be the same. This saves even more energy, but, my partner & I living in the north were not able to purchase a heat pump. Since the heat pump uses existing heat in the air quality, the northern winters would have been rough. There is no heat in the air or underground to use when the temperatures drop below 50 degrees. So I have been waiting to transfer to a warmer location in order to get the amazing heat pump; Now that both of us are in the south, I can’t wait to have it installed. Yes, the initial cost of heat pump upgrade will be a bit much. But, overtime the energy savings will pay that asking price back.