I recently bought an aged farm lake house with the intention of complete renovation. That complete renovation is now in its eighth year. Really, what was I thinking. There have been so multiple hurdles as well as challenges to overcome. Structural integrity was sound but it seemed as though everything else needed replacing. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C heating system was on the updatement list. My farm lake house is located in a part of the South where Winter season is fairly mild but cold weeks exist. Yet, the aged oil heating system was no longer up to the work. I knew an investment in a new heating as well as cooling system would require a trusted Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C professional. I Phoned a local heating as well as cooling business to have our situation carefully considered. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C serviceman showed myself and others numerous heating as well as cooling options. But he leaned heavily toward investing in a heat pump. The heat pump could be married up with the new duct system with a little retrofitting. I was distraught thought about heat in the Winter season. Stories about weak heat pumps as well as shivering house owners had scared myself and others off the heat pump. However, now that I was much further south, perhaps a heat pump was the way to go. The Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C tech put myself and others at ease when he explained a few details. The heat pump could legitimately task on its own by pulling heat from the outside air. The heat pump alone was satisfactory down to about forty degrees. On the rare 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 as well as have tested another thing from that renovation list.