This is my first post and I need some help. I want to know if I should convert from my current Central AC to a heat pump. Here are some details.
1. 1600 sq/ft single level home
2. Currently have 3 ton central AC with Oil furnace (8 yrs old)
3. Live in mountains of western North Carolina
4. Use appox 300 gallons of oil each winter
Local HVAC guy said he would be comfortable saying I would use 2/3 even possible 3/4 less oil.
1st ? - What % do you think my power bill will go up?
2nd ? - Is his estimate on fuel oil usage accurate?
If you consider at least 200 gal/year in oil savings @ nearly $5/gal that would be $1000 first year.
Is this realistic and would you go for it???
If have left out any important details please let me know