My beach house was already equipped with a forced air furnace when I moved in, but living where I do, a heating plan is essential.
I run the furnace for more than half the year.
Air conditioning is definitely optional, and however short our Summer season, we do get un-even temperatures in the nineties and the humidity is horrible. I held off for multiple years before I decided to invest in a whole-beach house cooling system; Since the ductwork was already in site, I didn’t expect the cost to be prohibitive. I started by calling a local Heating and Air Conditioning company for an estimate. After looking over our beach house and making all sorts of calculations, he proposed that I spend a lot more currency on an electric heat pump. I was convinced that he was just hoping for a larger profit. I took the time to research the combination of a heat pump with a gas furnace and l received that there’s a whole bunch of benefits. It’s called a dual fuel plan and it helps to cut the costs of both heating and cooling. While an electric heat pump is more luxurious than an cooling system, it’s also a lot more energy efficient. The operation is legitimately similar to a conventional cooling system in that it uses refrigerant to move heat from 1 location to another. The heat pump is better at dehumidification and offers the added bonus of reversing to deliver heating. It finds ambient heat in the outdoor air and pumps indoors. It doesn’t burn fossil fuels or create any combustion by products, making it exceptionally safe, wash and environmentally friendly. The heat pump handles demand until the temperature drops below chilly. At that point, the furnace automatically starts up and takes over. Because the furnace is carrying a much lighter workload, it should last quite a bit longer.