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Replacing AC with heatpump?

I have an old AC system in the attic that is eventually going to need to be replaced due to the previous owner of the house power washing the condenser until the fins were almost totally bent over.  The ductwork for the system is in the ceiling and it is one zone.  I live in Rhode lsland and I currently heat the house with a oil boiler with baseboards.  Would there be any value to replacing the central AC system with a heat pump and use the heat from the heat pump during the spring and fall?


  • jumperjumper Member Posts: 1,464
    depends as usual

    My guess is yes. Ceiling registers aren't the best for heating but you may be satisfied.
  • DJD775DJD775 Member Posts: 36

    I realize the registers in the ceiling are not optimal for heat but I'm think a heat pump might still be effective in the spring and fall.
  • heatpro02920heatpro02920 Member Posts: 991
    I do this in my own home

    I run the heatpump in the shoulder months as aux heat and my primary heat in the colder months once the heat pump is not efficient do to the outdoor temps.. I have installed many systems like this, sometimes moving or adding a return can make ceiling supply heating systems much more efficient and comfortable...
  • DJD775DJD775 Member Posts: 36
    Good to hear from someone with heat pump.

    I have three HVAC contractors lined up for quotes so I will see what that have to say about it now.
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