The Hot and Cold about Heat Pumps
As we embark on a journey of home remodeling, we've been giving lots of thought as to which type of appliances to install. It can all be overwhelming when you think of it all at once. So for now we'll start with heating and cooling; Catherine and I wonder:
We've just decided that our big project for the year is to replace our ancient electric furnace with something new. Going green would be great, provided it doesn't blow our budget! A heat pump seems like a great device, but the reviews vary a lot. Does anyone out there have a heat pump in their home? Do you like it? Does it perform well? Do you have gas or electric furnace backup? I'm wondering if they live up to the hype as well - will we see a drop in our nearly $400 heating bill from last December?
Any other setup that anyone would like to recommend?