In the south you can use this heater, but only if you don’t have a power outage
I have looked into heat pumps before. I like the idea that a heat pump component is entirely energy efficient and can be used for Heating, Ventilation and A/C zone control, then however, there are just too multiple setbacks for my taste, then first, the initial cost of a heat pump is quite considerable, you get both heating and cooling with 1 system, and you spend money for it and then some. The heat pump plan is high and the Heating, Ventilation and A/C upgrade is another horrible cost. The upgrade is not for the faint of heart either. The outdoor component with this heating and air plan is quite invasive. The loop plan is strenuous to install and takes up a lot of room. If you go with a geothermal heat pump, the outdoor component is buried. This tears up the turf and requires hiring another service. Another setback of having a heat pump is that you need annual service. With spending so much on the Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit, it should be totally self adequate. Nope, the Heating, Ventilation and A/C contractor needs to check it once a year because lots of things can go wrong. Air filters are still with this plan too. So the homeowner has to keep up with it too. The largest setback might be the heating function though. The heating won’t work if temperatures drop below 40 degrees since it does not create heat energy. So if you live in the north, you still need a gas furnace. In the south you can use this heater, but only if you don’t have a power outage. If the power goes out, your electric heating function is worthless.