Interested in heat pump for A/C but is it reliant during New England winters?
We recently moved into a colonial home in Massachusetts and are looking into air conditioning options. The house (built in 1997) already has ductwork and central heating and runs on oil. We were advised by MassSave to look into heat pumps if we wanted A/C and were told by an HVAC company that our home would need dual heat sources (heat pump + oil or heat pump + propane) and were quoted for it costing upwards of $15k.
My questions are:
– Would it be possible to have just a heat pump and no propane or oil for living with cold New England winters?
– Does $15k sound like a standard price for this?
I’m open to hearing any other advice as well. Thank you!
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