agree...heat pump not a good idea for cold climes
best option for you would be a 90% or higher furnace and 10 to 13 SEER A/c
propane or oil - bad idea
unless getting Nat. gas is a problem
but if you plan to stay in this house for a long time
look into Geo-thermal - best option for the long term
Specific Analysis Needed for CT !
Generally, C.O.P. at 17'F is about 2.7.
Originally posted by chevling
i would not reccomend a heat pump around CT, since most of the winter (once it starts) is below 35 degrees.
Heat pump may be the most economical NOW given INITIAL natural gas rate increases.
I am not aware of the specific electric or natural
gas rates in CT.