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Does anyone use a heat pump to heat up their home?

We are looking at an alternative and I'm curious to hear first from someone who actually uses one rather than a salesman. If you have one what all does it entail? Do you like having it?

Any help is appreciated.


Asked by wildflowers25 at 10:50 AM on Nov. 1, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • We use a heat pump. Can I assume that you are in a warmer state and not a cold state? A heat pump works by drawing the outside air in and it separates out the warm air and pumps it into your house. If it gets too cold outside (which for us in FL, it is rare) then it doesn't work as well as you would like it to, because there is no warmth in the outside air to pump in. Like the previous poster said, our is part of our central a/c. It works great except for when it is super cold, like 30's or below. Overall we like it because it suits our needs for our climate here. If you live somewhere where it gets really cold though, don't do it.

    Answer by slw123 at 11:12 AM on Nov. 1, 2010

  • Our heat pump is connected to our air conditioning system, not sure if all are. It's electric. It works great. Had it for about 15 years. Other than regular maintenance check-ups, and a few little things that they caught, no major problems. I live in Florida and we either have on the air or the heat, so it runs all the time. About 4 months is heat.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:07 AM on Nov. 1, 2010