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John Mills_5
John Mills_5 Member Posts: 950
In our area, all electric with a heat pump is the cheapest system annually. Propane would be the highest. First, take into consideration local rates. But have a pro who knows what he's doing (and this might be hard to find) check out the system to see if it could be saved. Often problems are installation related. Poor sizing, duct issues, etc.

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  • Matt Casey
    Matt Casey Member Posts: 1
    heat pump

    I am in the process of purchasing a home. The existing heat is an electric heat pump with electric baseboard back up. The previous owners bills averages about $500-$600/month. I plan on changing the system when I move in but I am not sure what the best transition would be. Currently it has a heat exchanger and the register. This also acts as the central air in the summer. There is no natural gas available in the street so that is not an option. I was wondering how big this could turn out to be to try to switch the system to oil and do a small propane tank to be able to have gas cooking? Can I switch the system and still utilize the registers for forced hot air as well as not affect the central air?
  • Eugene Silberstein
    Eugene Silberstein Member Posts: 1,380
    Where are you located?

    Matt,

    I have heard far too often about individuals who rush to replace their heat pump systems when, in fact, all they need is some TLC and a contractor who knows how to get them up and running properly.

    Your geographic location will definitely have an effect on the operation of the system, but an inefficiently installed and/or maintained heat pump system will eat your heating dollars no matter where you live.
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