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Re: At 7F outside heat pump maintained 73F indoors
said by redholm:They're pretty popular below the Mason Dixon Line. Maybe the issue was people weren't getting properly designed systems installed, or not using them correctly / false expectations.
You and Pandora seem to have well designed HVAC system and good experience with your heatpumps. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I do not understand why HP are not more popular in the US and why the common perception is that they are no good?
I have no complaints with mine either, but since I grew up out on the Great Plains, what really got us motivated were two months of $400 resistive heating months in a row - that's why we installed the propane furnace as backup.
Maybe I am biased since I live in California. Electricity here is very expensive compared to gas that even with a COP of 4 you would not save money.
Heatpumps are not common which is sad since we have the perfect climate for them.