I made the mistake of thinking I could have a heat pump system. Thankfully I didn’t get to the upgrade date before this happened. I did some research and learn all about the benefits of a heat pump system. With a heat pump you are moving the existing heat energy rather than creating it. It saves money and so much energy doing this. If you bury the system underground you are even using the ground temperature. Think about the winter. What is warmer, the air or below the soil? The same goes for summertime and cooling. I saved the money and was ready to get our geothermal heat pump. When I started talking to our Heating and Air Conditioning corporation she informed myself and others the heat pump wouldn’t consistently work for me. This system is meant for moderate temperatures that don’t get below chilly. When it is colder than 40 degrees, there simply is no heat energy to use. It just makes sense. I was depressed that I wasn’t getting an efficient system after all. The Heating and Air Conditioning professional then turned myself and others onto dual fuel systems. This is where you combine a heat pump and a gas gas furnace. For most of the year a heat pump is handling the house temperature. It does all the air conditioning and most of the heating. When it gets easily cold, the system automatically fluctuations from electric to gas. The gas heating system tags in and handles those cold days. You never have to go a day and freeze. It was a little more money however I am cheerful that I changed what I was getting.