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Help!! Gas Furnace v. Heat Pump

I am looking into replacing my furnace and ac.  At this point, I am considering a 95% efficient, dual stage furnace v. heat pump.  Can you give me pros and cons about each?


  • Empire_2Empire_2 Member Posts: 2,343

    Depends on where you live it the US.  Heat pumps can be very affective, but take a look at your current Electric rates and also any projections if it goes up.  Your 95% furnace would be your second stage or back up emergency heat if needed and you are on the right track by going hi Eff.  Me personally....I would go with the Furnace /A/C package, but that's just me. 

    Mike T.
  • jim lockardjim lockard Member Posts: 1,059
    Nat. gas

    If I lived north of the Potomac river and had access to Natural gas, I would do a 90 plus furnace with A/C. unless the furnace was in the attic then I would do 80 plus. If I had to use LP gas north of the Potomac river I would do a gas furnace with a heat pump.

    South of the Potomac river I would do a heat pump unless I had Natural gas then I would do a furnace with A/C. Jim
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