When our hubby and I had enough of the long winters in the north, both of us packed up and moved south.
We bought a apartment that is much different than both of us were accustomed to. The modern apartment is a stone block construction, has no basement and is outfitted with an electric heat pump. Our former apartment was equipped with a natural gas oil furnace and HVAC duct, and both of us never bothered with a central cooling system. Our summer time seasons rarely provided numerous months of moderate weather. We managed with box fans and window cooling systems in the living rooms. In our modern location, both of us need a/c for more than half the year. The temperature often rises into the triple digits, and the humidity is brutal. Although both of us never get hot and cold temperatures below cold, both of us do need to run a oil furnace for a month or 2. The heat pump is the ideal solution. The single unit provides both heating and cooling capacity. It works by moving heat from 1 venue to another rather than burning fossil fuels to generate heat. Because of this, the heat pump is beautifully safe, scrub and environmentally responsible. It’s also incredibly energy efficient. It maintains ideal comfort at all times of year but keeps our monthly utility bills satisfactory. The heat pump is also excellent at maintaining ideal humidity levels and filtering contaminants out of the air. I make sure to schedule professional service every year to keep the system running at peak efficiency and reliability. I’ve looked into modern heat pumps, and they are super costly. I hope to keep ours operational for as long as possible.