I plan to replace my 3.5 ton 8 SEER compressor with a 3 ton 16 or 18 SEER compressors very soon. I own an Armstrong Air Ultra 80 oil furnace, Model LUF80C112/125D 20. The furnace is 4 years old and works well.
I had a past post regarding a coil match with an Amana 18 SEER compressor to go with the current 5 ton direct drive blower in the Air Strong furnace…got some great links/info, thanks.
Needless to say, with the high price of distillates not going down any time soon, should I purchase a compressor with heat pump? Could I heat my home in NY with a heat pump on days where the temperature is 40 or higher and only use the oil furnace on days when it is very cold?
Do I have any shot of lowering my bills this way? If I were going to buy a new compressor, coil & TXV either way, would tossing in a heat pump be much more?