Heat pump heating system alternatives
Our initial budget came back from the gc 25% over. We’re on a very strict budget and builder knows this as well as the build level,im trying achieve, “pretty good house” level 1200 SF footprint w loft space and 16kw pv setup at a cost of $18000 after credits and rebates with a supposed 6 yr payback
Im wondering if rather than our spec’d $17000+ heat pump system which is a york 18 seer azh affinity series heat pump. In fairness contractor did say we could drop to 16 seer and save $2000 but i think we may miss rebates with that system. This cost seems excessive and unnecessary for our sized building
Thoughts on our setup?
Some sort of oil filled electric baseboard system would be super cheap and given our solar output does this not make more sense?
I know heat pumps have a higher coefficent of performance but does this difference merit such an expensive system?
Thanks from a rookie!
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