About heat Pumps
Should you use natural gas heating rather than a heat pump in your home? Some say the interest in heat pumps is fueled by irrational exuberance. Others say that because they require supplemental heat, heat pump performance is not acceptable. Another group says you'll get a better HERS Index by using gas heat.
So how's a person to decide? Some of the folks who say these things are smart, established, and well respected in the HVAC and energy efficiency communities.
Calming the chaos
The first answer to the lead question in this article is yes, it may be better for you to use natural gas heating in your home. The second answer is no, you might be better off with an electric heat pump. You also can reverse the order. In other words, the best answer is, it depends.
The truth is that anyone who says never or always is usually wrong, especially when it comes to which products, materials, or technologies to use in your home. In the case of gas heating versus heat pumps, here are some of the issues you need to consider:
- Climate zone
- Electricity vs. gas rates and service charges
- Where your electricity comes from
- Building enclosure
- Modern equipment
It doesn't make a lot of sense to put in a gas furnace in Valdosta, Georgia or Phoenix, Arizona. Where cooling loads dominate, heat pumps do, too.
The further north you go, the more gas heat you find. That's changing, though, because building enclosures are getting better (more airtight and better insulated) and because we have better heat pumps.india out of t20 world cup 2021 indian near me now island at the bottom of india india government india versus england live score india income tax passage thru india damansara indian near me india under 19 world cup within india india visa online india with states india outside country name india beyond 2020 ppt india mart india cricket india lockdown till india during covid india out of t20 india overview india with taliban india vs england country except india india into semi finals india match india in french indian visa india since independence india among top 10 countries india behind bangladesh within india passport required india contra fund india off the beaten path india us flights india on map of asia india through the eyes of a foreigner even india bellen india gants india sweets and spices movie india yuridia india against presstitutes trees in front of house india india news india between china border indian visa application india for you manteca india under british rule india zoo passage thru india delivery india in french india from the vow even in hindi meaning india over the horizon radar india towards self reliance india under 18 population india news latest india for tourists india till india beyond 2020 challenges and opportunities essay india royale cosmetics india world map india with covid india imports india over afghanistan india against china india zip code india zodiac india near equator india by lil durk india over us india opposite word india around sea india yahoo india in ww2 within india parcel india without partition india to us travel ban india quiz india like national flag india between pakistan india out of t20 world cup india without partition india cricket india bazaar irving india since independence tnpsc india under 19 india after the guptas india map states indiana jones india towards freedom india during imperialism
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