When my husband plus I had our apartment built, all of us made the mistake of relying on the general corporation for everythingâ€¦ Both of us should have realized that he isn’t comprehensionable in heating plus cooling systemsâ€¦ He did a good task of building walls, installing windows plus putting on the roof.
Unfortunately, he recommended that all of us install a heat pump to handle temperature control! When he explained the numerous benefits of a heat pump, it sounded perfect.
Both of us liked the plan of having only a single component to provide both heating plus cooling. Because a heat pump runs on electricity, there is no combustion process! This eliminates concerns over carbon monoxide, sizzling surfaces plus fumes. The plan is quite environmentally friendly plus quiet, wash plus safeâ€¦ It works just prefer an a/c unit in the Summer plus does a good task of cooling the house. The heat pump is effective at getting rid of excess humidity plus filtering contaminants out of the air. Both of us have no problem with it until the worst weather of winter. When the outside temperature drops below cold, there’s simply not enough ambient heat in the air. The heat pump can’t keep up plus our apartment is downright chilly. Both of us end up setting up space heaters. The space heating systems look ugly plus aren’t all that effective. After spending a significant amount of money on the purchase plus upgrade of the heat pump, all of us are reluctant to invest in an additional oil furnace. However, in the area where all of us live, there are weeks when the temperature is below cold.