I love it when I have tools in my life that are multidimensional.
The more I can do with the stuff I have the better.
Buying more and more tools or appliances for specific household instances isn’t my idea of a good deal. There was a time I used like 3 different things in my home just to make a pot of coffee. So the fact that I can deal with any season thanks to my heat pump makes me happy. We live in a region where the seasons are fairly balanced. While we don’t have a winter that really requires something like a gas furnace, there are people I know who have them. For me and my house, all we need is the heat pump. There are cold snaps where perhaps a gas furnace might be more efficient and maybe even warmer. But they don’t last but a few days and even then, the heat pump keeps us warm. Our spring and fall are sort of a mixture. There are a few days where a person can turn off the HVAC equipment and whip the doors and windows open. But the next day, you could be back to heating or cooling depending on the weather. So again, the heat pump does the job perfectly for us. Of course, HVAC cooling was really what the heat pump was initially designed to do. Residential HVAC using heat pump HVAC technology is based on moving heat energy from inside to outside. Moving out the heat lowers the temperature and makes room for cooler air to take its place. Whatever the temperature, the heat pump is the tool for the job.