Posted 10/20/2020 09:45 (#8555099 - in reply to #8544953) Subject: RE: Home heating propane vs. heat pump?
caleb2684 - 10/13/2020 20:56
I’m going to say you made the right choice going propane. A heat pump loses its ability to transfer heat when the outdoor temp gets below about 45 degrees. At that point you need auxiliary heat. Sure you can the ac but you’re not going to be comfortable in the heat mode. The other thing of note is the outlet air temp of a heat pump is about 80 degrees which will feel cool to the touch. If the space is small and you’re going to feel the air a lot of people will get the sense they are getting colder rather than warmer. Best system you could buy is a heat pump with gas auxiliary heat.
You need to get out of the 60's , modern heat pumps work below zero. Now long periods below zero can be a problem, but mine has worked well with 2 days of zero and 1 -5, in a row. I have no other heat source.