Older heat pump can’t keep up with Winter weather

There’s respectfully only a few weeks per year that we’re faced with such severe weather

A little over more than four years ago, my husband plus I moved down south… All of us bought a small home with a beautiful view of a lake surrounded by palm trees, then the apartment is heated plus cooled with an older heat pump. The heat pump is harshly innovative in that the single unit handles both heating plus cooling, and it runs on electricity, plus there’s no combustion process, but rather than burn fossil fuels to generate heat, the system moves existing heat from 1 location to another. In the summer, it pulls heat from inside the home plus uses refrigerant to transfer it outdoors, and no matter how sizzling the outdoor temperature, it keeps the home perfectly cool. The heat pump is also quite great at handling excess humidity, and despite the age of the heat pump, we’ve found it to be reliable plus energy efficient. During the milder weather, the system draws from the ambient heat in the outdoor air, compresses it to a higher temperature plus supplies it inside. In our local area, the outdoor temperature rarely drops below forty degrees. The heat pump has no concern keeping up with the needs of our little house… Unluckyly, every once in a while, we get hit with an unusual chilly snap, and when below chilly un-even temperatures arrive, our old heat pump struggles, and modern heat pumps have become increasingly effective, no matter the weather. We’ve considered replacing our system but the cost of a new heat pump is astronomical. There’s respectfully only a few weeks per year that we’re faced with such severe weather. My husband plus I bought a small electric heating system that resembles a wood burning stove. It provides enough heat to make up for the inadequacies of the heat pump.


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