When my husband began talking about getting a heat pump for our home, he seemed really interested in the idea.
I had never heard of a heat pump and I wasn’t even sure what a heat pump was. He was telling me how the heat pump would take the ambient heat from the air and squeeze through this special part of the heat pump and it would give us plenty of heat for our home. This all sounded like a bunch of mumbo jumbo and I just sat there. My head was swimming because we had been talking about getting an HVAC system. To me, HVAC meant heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. All my husband was talking about was heating, so I wanted to know where the air conditioning was coming from. I started doing my own research to find out what a heat pump was. I found out that he was right about what a heat pump did. I also found out that a heat pump was not going to be the right type of heating for us. We lived in an area where the temperatures not only went below freezing, but it stayed there throughout most of the winter. The heat pump is not efficient at those temperatures and it is necessary to have an alternate heat source. I also found out that the heat pump supplies air conditioning. So, that answered that question, but if it wasn’t going to heat our home properly, I think my husband needs to look at a different type of HVAC system.