We have an air-to-air heat pump to heat and cool our home. It is pretty economical for heating in southern Indiana, and really good at cooling. We don't have nearly the winter that the northern end of the state gets. They are pretty common, and indistinguishable from a central air conditioner to the average person. We wanted a geothermal heat pump when we built, but I wasn't able to find an experienced contractor who could do the install when I needed it.duraleigh said:Hi, guys,
Typically, heat pumps become pretty ineffective at low outside air temps....say, below 35 or so. For that reason, you seldom see them heating houses in the North. They fare better in the South for houses.
Of course, for pool heating, that would be a different situation. Most pools, Southern or Northern, are heated when the air temps are in a range where the heat pump can operate efficiently.
I had one when I lived in Delaware to heat and cool the house - worked very well, but that was over 20 years ago. At the time the power company gave you very cheap power in the winter if you used a heatpump to encourage their usage.sevver said:I was not aware that heat pumps were used to heat houses. That is interesting.