said by Bob4: said by nunya:
Electric resistance heat is very inefficient.
Nitpick: Don't you mean to say electric resistance heat is very expensive
? I thought it was 100% efficient in that all of the energy consumed goes into heating the house (at least for electric baseboard heating).
We will be installing 2 four ton 18 SEER heat pumps with electric resistance axillary heat. Already installed is a Geospring heat pump assisted water heater.
Oil has been removed from my home, after 7 years with a heat pump, it was fine. Last winter we had 1 day when auxiliary heat was required. The newer units are more efficient and have better cold weather performance.--
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