The Manual J's done, I've saved the money, and the quotes are in. Now I'm losing sleep over whether or not to go with a heat pump or a traditional split system. I have both natural gas and electricity available for heat; am in Austin, Texas where winter temps are normally quite mild but can go into the low 20s.
Austin: 2907 cooling degree days; 1737 heating degree days; average humidity 75% year-round; less than 25 degree average diurnal temperature swing.
I'd like what will work best at cooling and dehumidifying. Your thoughts?