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Heating Question

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:01 pm
by Margaret
I was very careful about our MH purchase in every detail except for one. I thought that we had gotten a heat pump/air conditioner. What we actually have is just an air conditioner. The heat is the furnace heater. Which of the following would you suggest is the most cost effective?:

a. Can I purchase just a heat pump without an air condition and use it with my current air conditioner?

b. Replace the air conditioner with a heat pump/air conditioner unit

c. Stick with what I have.

From what I've heard about heat

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:24 pm
by Myra
you'd be better off to stick with what you have, IMO. I've heard that heat pumps don't actually do much heating. A good gas furnace, on the other hand, ....ahhhh!

Re: From what I've heard about heat

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:50 pm
by Bill Fry
When you use a heat pump it is using the same compressor the air condioner uses so you have heat and air.It is an energy saver over electric or gas heat.

To replace your system it would probably not be worth the replacement cost as all your other components are still new.Another consideration is that heat pump systems usually like overhead vents and this is not common in MF homes unless ordered that way
If you live in the south a heat pump is usually the way to go.
Your house is well insulated and the compressor is the right size for the house.



Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 9:52 am
by Margaret
Thanks for your advice. I appreciate it.

Re: Thanks

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2003 2:07 pm
by Mac Walker
In Tennessee, heat pumps are more effective than out here in Oregon. But I would just stay with what you have, particularly if you have gas heat, which seems to be less expensive (currently!).