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May 23rd, 2012, 11:14 AM
I am closing on a new house soon that does not have NG in the area and it is heated with an oil furnace which from what I understand are every expensive to run. There is no AC at the house and was going to put one in but thought that a Heatpump may be a better option for a bit more money. Does anyone have any personal experience with heatpump systems in the GTA and possibly reccommend a installer and resonably priced unit?
May 24th, 2012, 08:25 AM
May 24th, 2012, 10:32 PM
Your planing to use your oil furnace as auxillary heat Im assuming right?
A HP will not heat your home enough in southern Ontario winters, they pretty much stop working when its -20c
In the long run, if you area is going to get NG in a couple years, your best bet is to go propane.
When you do get NG, all you have to do is to convert it back to NG from propane.
May 25th, 2012, 01:00 PM
I got a similar response to a geothermal question recently. I guess RFD is more suburban/urban where gas is available. I have a guy coming out next week to talk about an open loop system. No gas coming to my area. rfd search for geothermal revealed almost nothing. odd. There are dozens of heat pumps / geothermal systems on my street. Next door neighbour has good things to say about the ground source unit they have.