The midwest gets very cold in the middle of winter. Winter time is still numerous weeks away, but I have a few choices to make now. I built a nice modern house on my five acres of land. This is where I have been planning to be living at when I retire within the next few years. So, I want to be sure that I make the best decisions about the HVAC choice. The traditional furnace was not in my plans of owning in my home. I’ve never been a large fan of them due to some problems. I had one in my past leak carbon monoxide once that lead to a very dangerous situation but I’m glad that we were all safe. Reasonable or not, that sort of put myself and others in deciding not to have one. I have had a positive, great success with heat pumps. I moved back to the midwest from the South. My house had a heat pump that was great at cooling plus even more than satisfactory heating. However, it never got really cold there as it does in the midwest. The heat pump was good however I’m afraid it wouldn’t be enough for me. So, I did some online research on Geothermal heating. This method uses a closed loop that travels all the way underground to heat and cool the house. The loop is a large tube that carries water to seize heat energy from the earth. The earth’s ground has a remaining temperature of around fifty five degrees. The Geothermal heating unit is 20% to 40% more effective than a heat pump or furnace in the winter. There are no parts outside to rust or dissolve. Geothermal units have far fewer moving parts, so repairs are not often needed. They are expected to last a minimum of twenty to thirty years. I will be starting to be leaning toward the geothermal heating unit. It would be nice to not have to update a heating unit ever again until a decade or two.