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Heat Pump vs Gas

Posted by RW on March 6th, 1999 07:39 AM
In reply to heat pump vs. propane by Charlene on February 3rd, 1999 04:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

The heat pump works well if the house is well insulated. I would not suggest using a setback thermostat with a heat pump, it will take much time for it to get the temp back up. A disadvantage compared to gas heat. I have lived in homes with both types of heating systems and prefer the gas, it is fast and I found to be cheaper in energy cost. With propane systems the energy cost is higher in some areas. The repair cost on heat pumps units is higher than gas systems, unless the heat exchanger box on the gas system has developed a leak. The gas units cost more new than the average heat pump.

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