I come from the South where the heat pump is basically king.
I didn’t know many people who were not using a heat pump, it was just the smartest type of HVAC to use in our area.
The weather would get especially hot in the summer heat and those heat pumps really kick butt when it comes to removing the heat from your home. When I moved to another area up north, I had to adjust myself a little bit. I asked an HVAC professional if I could have a heat pump installed. He thought about it and then said I could go for a geo heat pump. I asked him what that was, and he explained that the geo heat pump would pull heating energy from underground pipes where the heat remains relatively stable throughout the year. In the summer season, the heat would be pushed out underground as well. This was not something I had heard of before, but it sounded great. When I learned about the expensive cost, I was a little bit hesitant. It was explained to me however that these geothermal HVAC systems last a very long time with minimal maintenance. They are extremely energy efficient and even better than the heat pumps I was accustomed to. So I went for the installation and now my heating and cooling bills are lower than ever. I love the comfort in my home, and I think I will be fine living in the North. Now I’m just going to have to invite friends and family to visit, and maybe they will want to move up here with me.