The whole time growing up, our parents had a heat pump in the basement. Both of us used the heat pump for heating and cooling our home. Every year in the winter, our dad cleaned the heat pump and the other heating components, my dad wanted to make sure our heat pump would last a long time. I do not guess when our parents first installed they keep pump, however our dad said the thing lasted 18 years. I guess that has a entirely long time for a heat pump. When I was sixteen, our dad finally had to replace that old heat pump. It was the middle of a Winter season storm, and the heat pump stopped working completely. My Dad tried to repair the heat pump, despite the fact that he knew it was shot. My dad called the Heating and A/C company for help. I remember it was a Wednesday, because our dad complained all afternoon about the weekend surcharge from the Heating and A/C company. They could not repair the heat pump, so our mom and dad had to buy a brand modern oil furnace for our house. My parents still have the same heat pump, and it is 10 years later. Ever since the modern heat pump was installed, our parents haven’t complained at all about the Winter heating bills. The modern heat pump is truly energy efficient and infancy to use. The old heating bills used to top out at $400 every month. Ever since our mom and dad installed the modern heat pump, they are only spending around $250 every month for heat and a/c. I’d say that has a pretty good deal.