When I recently had an Heating, Ventilation & A/C consultant come out to our house to help myself and others figure out what kind of heating and cooling plan to get, I was a little surprised when he told myself and others I should consider a dual fuel heat pump Heating, Ventilation & A/C system.
First of all, I never understood heat pumps.
Apparently, they somehow magically know where the boiling air is, and they move it from 1 place to the other, one thing I have known all along is that a lot of people in our section who chose heat pumps as their heating and cooling method are often disappointed on the bitter cold afternoons the two of us sometimes get. True, the thermostat does not dip legitimately low for a legitimately long time. I mean, the two of us are in the south, after all, however the two of us do sometimes have quite a bit of cold during the Winter weeks, and when you need a heater, you need a furnace to work efficiently. Anyway, I told the Heating, Ventilation & A/C guy told myself and others that they have improved Heating, Ventilation & A/C technology and nowadays you can get what is called a dual fuel heat pump so your oil furnace does not let you down during the dire Winter winds the two of us sometimes have. If it is too cold outside, the heat pump cannot locate enough heat in the outdoor air, so that is why people are often unhappy about their heating systems around here, however now, though, there is something called a dual fuel heating system. On officially cold afternoons, the Heating, Ventilation & A/C finds and moves the heated air. On bitter cold afternoons, a backup fuel plan kicks in and the Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan provides heating separate from relying on locating the heat in the outside air or ground. I am still thinking about it.