Thanks for all of you who answered some questions I had a few weeks ago. After reading your views and the views of others on other posts, as well as reading up on the subject through Internet sites, I like the heat pump over a regular a/c - furnace system. (Any additional views on the pros and cons are always welcomed.)
My only question now is the noise level. Since I have to have the system running non-stop, how noisy is it? Also, can I turn it off completely during the Spring and Fall months when I don't need anything? Or will that just create more problems when I want to set it back up again? (I now have a regular a/c and electric heat air handler and keep the system off during most of the Spring, part of the Summer, and most of the Fall.)
I know no one who has a heat pump. Friends and collegues and in the NJ/NY area keep telling me that we don't have heat pumps here -- it's for moderate climates. I understand from this site that that's not the case. But, unfortunately, there's no one else to ask but you. I appreciate your responses.