I recently obtained an old farm apartment with the intention of complete renovation. That complete renovation is now in its second year. Really, what was I thinking. There have been so more than 2 hurdles plus challenges to overcome. Structural integrity was sound but it seemed as though everything else needed replacing. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C oil furnace was on the replacement list. My farm apartment is situated in a part of the South where Wintertide is fairly mild but freezing weeks exist. Yet, the ancient oil oil furnace was no longer up to the task. I knew an investment in a current heating plus cooling system would require a trusted Heating, Ventilation plus A/C professional. I Phoned a local heating plus cooling dealer to have our situation carefully considered. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C professional showed me numerous heating plus cooling options. But he leaned heavily toward investing in a heat pump. The heat pump could be married up with the current duct system with a little retrofitting. I was uneasy though about heat in the winter. Stories about weak heat pumps plus shivering loft owners had scared me off the heat pump. However, now that I was much further south, perhaps a heat pump was the way to go. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C tech put me at ease when he explained a few details. The heat pump could really work on its own by pulling heat from the outside air. The heat pump alone was adequate down to about forty degrees. On the precious occasion the temps fell below forty, an electric heating panel would help supplement the heat demand. And, of course the heat pump is the most efficient cooling source out there. I picked the heat pump plus have checked another thing from that renovation list.