I held off on installing central air conditioner into our house for several years. I wasn’t convinced that I needed it, then living in the northeastern section of the country, it takes a long time for the snow to melt as well as the weather to warm up. We can’t even shut off the gas furnace until April at the earliest. There’s absolutely no hurry to beginning up an cooling system. By the end of August, the house begins feeling overheated as well as sticky. The tepid as well as humid conditions usually only last for more than one to more than two weeks. A central cooling system is a major investment to only use it for a brief time. I debated as well as finally consulted with an Heating plus Air Conditioning company! He proposed that I install a heat pump rather than an cooling system. Although the heat pump was genuinely more fancy than the cooling system, it offered more benefits. While an cooling system only provides cooling, a heat pump both heats as well as cools. It works by moving existing heat from one location to another! During our short summer time season, it pulls heat out of the house as well as pumps it outside, creating a cooling effect! Plus, the heat pump offers exceptional dehumidification. When the weather cools off, the heat pump literally reverses operation. It finds ambient heat in the outdoor air as well as transfers it inside. This process is especially safe, clean as well as environmentally friendly. It’s also way more energy efficiency than the gas oil furnace. Because of this, the heat pump costs less to operate. It handles our heating needs until the temperature drops below chilly. At that point, the oil furnace automatically takes over the heatload. Combining an electric heat pump with a gas oil furnace is known as a dual fuel system.