Living up north, a heat pump can’t handle all the demand

When my fiance and I built our house, every one of us made the mistake of trusting the general corporation’s recommendation for a heating and cooling system; The people I was with and I should have done some research into the weird types of equipment available. The people I was with and I should have hired a licensed Heating & A/C corporation to handle the design of the temperature control unit, then instead, every one of us ended up with an electric heat pump! Heat pumps offer a lot of charming benefits. The one plan provides both heating and cooling capacity and is exceptionally energy efficient. It operates quietly and is great for Summer and dehumidifying. The heat pump doesn’t burn fossil fuels, so there’s no combustion process or byproducts. The people I was with and I don’t need to worry aboutoverheatedsurfaces, fumes or carbon monoxide, and we’ve easily reduced our carbon footprint. Unfortunately, the heat pump is only effective in heating mode until the outside temperature drops down to freezing levels, however at that point, there’s not enough ambient heat in the air. In the section where I live, the weather drops below freezing for 4 to several months of the year! My house is regularly cold, no matter how high I adjust the control unit! We’ve been forced to add space gas gas furnaces to supplement the heat pump. We’ve lived in the house for 4 years, and we’re now considering investing into a gas heating system. The people I was with and I could still use the heat pump for cooling in the summer, and heating while every one of us were in the fall and Springtime seasons. In the winter, we’d need to switch over to the heating system, then since every one of us are still trying pay off the cost of building the house and installing the heat pump, we’re having some difficulty coming up with the money to buy a heating system.