Now that my husband and I live down south, we are going to get a heat pump system.
A long time ago I read about how efficient heat pump units were.
They move existing heat energy rather than create it. It is so much more cost effective rather than using gasses. The heat pump uses refrigerant, piping and two units to transfer the air conditioning inside the house too. The heat pump system is a two for one unit. You get both heating and air in one system that you buy maintenance for. So that saves money there. Also, since the system is ductless, it can be hooked up to be HVAC zone control capable. Add a couple of thermostats and each room of the house can be set to a different climate control program. Vacant rooms don’t need HVAC and not every space has to be the same. This saves even more energy. But, my husband and 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 move to a warmer location in order to get the amazing heat pump. Now that we are in the south, I can’t wait to have it installed. Yes, the initial cost of heat pump installation will be a bit much. But, overtime the energy savings will pay that asking price back.