My local area is known for especially long & brutal winter time weather, and the temperature often remains below freezing for months at a time & regularly drops into the negative digits.
- My great friend and I expect upwards of five to six feet of snow every year, blizzard conditions & dangerous wind chill; Heating is a large priority & can add up to a major expense, while the summers are officially quite short, the heat & humidity can be a problem.
The fall & Spring tend to be chilly, wet & windy. When my associate and I first moved into our house, it was only equipped with a boiler. The boiler did a great task of keeping the living environment hot throughout the winter. However, the cost of running it made me reluctant to start it up too early in the year; And I was regularly eager to shut it down at the first sign of Spring, but for a couple of years, my associate and I got by with window air conditioners & box fans throughout the summer, i finally decided to look into central air conditioner. I came across the better option of an electric heat pump. Although a heat pump is a greater initial expense, it quickly pays for itself through high-efficiency heating, and during the summer, the system performs just like an air conditioner. It easily keeps the property perfectly cool on those hot & humid mornings. As soon as the weather turns chilly in the fall, I switch the heat pump to heating mode. It reverses the flow of refrigerant, finds ambient heat in the outdoor air & delivers it inside. The process avoids the burning of fossil fuels, making it attractively safe, scrub & environmentally friendly. The heat pump costs a lot less to run than the boiler; Once the outdoor temperature drops below freezing, the heat pump struggles to keep up. At that point, the boiler takes over.