Heat Pump vs propane furnace
My Trane AC unit is 13 years old and is close to its life end. My oil furnace is 23 years old and has served as a backup 9 months out of the year to an outdoor wood burner. I have had the wood burner for 7 years and more than paid for itself. I have to give up the wood burner because I cannot cut and split wood anymore due to my shoulder surgery. I can keep running the oil burner and AC system until failure or I can double my wood cost by purchasing split wood.I was thinking about purchasing a Bryant Evolution Extreme heat pump. This would replace both the furnace and AC systems and the operating cost would be less than running each unit (AC & furnace) separate. I know I have a hybrid option with the heat pump and that is something i will consider. The Bryant Evolution Extreme heats efficiently down to 17F. I just want to get a few other opinions on heat pumps. I live in northeaster PA so it does get cold. Most of our winter temperature are in the 20 to 30F range.