07:47AM | 08/21/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Our air handler is only 5 years old, but I guess our A/c unit outside is 20yrs old. I was trying to get a quote for adding heat to the Airhandler and the guy suggested I go with a Heat Pump.

I have heard Heat Pumps don't work well below 20 degrees. I have Baseboard heat so this proably isn't an issue.

Anyone out here have a heat pump in the Big Ten region that has some positives or negatives for me? thanks.

oh, and how much did you pay for yours? thanks


07:44AM | 08/22/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts

I will only go the Heat pump route if I need to replace my entire A/C system.

I am still waiting on a quote from my A/C guys on resistive heat add-on for my A/C unit. I don't plan on using it full time, just to say that I have force air heat when I try to sell the home. Of course a good realitor will know that the resistive heat is not inexpensive.


07:36AM | 08/24/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Baseboard heat is a little slow, but I only have to heat the rooms I want to heat. Timers can drop the kitchen down to 58 while the bedroom is still a comfortable 65+. I just replaced a unit in the bathroom. $22 for a 30" unit for the end of the room. Beats having to paint the old ugly one to match.

And one of the best things is that Baseboard heat doesn't drown out the sound of the TV or record player like a vent blowing air into a room. I hated my apartments with the blower mounted in the room making noise every 10 min.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon