I’ve looked into new heat pumps, and they are super expensive
When my husband and I had enough of the long winters in the north, we packed up and moved south. We bought a house that is much different than we were accustomed to. The new house is a cement block construction, has no basement and is outfitted with an electric heat pump. Our former house was equipped with a natural gas furnace and ductwork, and we never bothered with a central air conditioner. Our summer seasons rarely offered more than two months of warm weather. We managed with box fans and window air conditioners in the bedrooms. In our new location, we need air conditioning for more than half the year. The temperature often rises into the triple digits, and the humidity is brutal. Although we never get temperatures below freezing, we do need to run a heater for a month or two. The heat pump is the ideal solution. The single unit provides both heating and cooling capacity. It works by moving heat from one place to another rather than burning fossil fuels to generate heat. Because of this, the heat pump is wonderfully safe, clean and environmentally responsible. It’s also incredibly energy efficient. It maintains ideal comfort at all times of year but keeps our monthly utility bills reasonable. 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 new heat pumps, and they are super expensive. I hope to keep ours operational for as long as possible.