I’m pleased to report that the new geothermal heat pump did a great job when it came to heating our Indiana home.
I wasn’t so sure that this was going to be the case.
There are people where we live who go with a traditional heat pump for both heating and cooling. But I’ve often heard from those folks that when it gets really cold, their homes aren’t exactly cozy. I grew up with an oil furnace in the basement that was the size of a car. However, that thing kept us so warm no matter how cold it got. So the house that my wife and I raised our family in came with a gas furnace. That’s because we replaced all the heating and cooling equipment when we bought the place. That gas furnace was great when it came to heating but not so great when it came to paying for all that heating. Still, there was never a night or day where I wasn’t plenty warm inside the house during our Winter. When we built this house, my wife had done a lot of research on the geothermal heat pump. We figure this will be our home for the duration as we’re not going anywhere once we retire in 15 years. The geo heat pump was a bit more money but we are going to save so much money in heating and cooling costs. Still, I was worried that it wouldn’t be warm enough with the radiant floor heating from the geo heat pump. Not only was it wonderfully cozy and toasty in our Evansville IN home the entire Winter, I’m still in shock when it comes to the heating costs. I think we are saving almost half what we paid with the gas furnace.