I recently bought an aged farm home with the intention of complete renovation. That complete renovation is now in its sixth year. Really, what was I thinking. There have been so several hurdles plus challenges to overcome. Structural integrity was sound however it seemed as though everything else needed replacing. The Heating, Ventilation and A/C heating plan was on the replacement list. My farm home is located in a section of the South where Winter is fairly mild however chilly months exist. Yet, the aged oil furnace was no longer up to the task. I knew an investment in a new heating plus cooling plan would require a trusted Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional. I cell phones a local heating plus cooling company to have our situation carefully considered. The Heating, Ventilation and A/C worker showed me several heating plus cooling options. But she leaned heavily toward investing in a heat pump. The heat pump could be married up with the new duct plan with a little retrofitting. I was upset though about heat in the winter. Stories about weak heat pumps plus shivering home 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 and A/C tech put me at ease when she explained a few details. The heat pump could really labor on its own by pulling heat from the outside air. The heat pump alone was adequate down to about forty degrees. On the sparse opportunity 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 diagnosed another thing from that renovation list.