Quick question for you guys. Trying to finally button up this install
Were building a tight house with spray foam insulation in the St. Louis area, Were split pretty even with the heating and cooling days but the nod probabbly goes to having the heat on more than the AC but not buy much. Here is my question. I have used various calculators and according the price of electric and NG
.10 kwh vs 1.14 therm. When I use the Calcs they give the nod to the heat pump but not buy much only 10-15$ a month.
So here is my question and my rational maybe its flawed but that is why I have you guys.
I don't see NG coming down in price althought the Gas company told me they drop the price in the winter to around .80 then the nod goes to the Gas/AC system then. (Don't know if its going to happen or not)
I figured that since this is a tight house and it is going to have an efficient system 16 seer or better either way, and the cost is about the same for either system.
The Heatpump might be the way to go since its a 2 stage system the unit should only have to run on low for a little bit of time in those moderate days were as the gas furnace is going to fire up to 60-80%. in theory the HP should save me some money. When the weather is freezing out its a wash since both furnaces are close on specs 94% vs 95%
I don't know I need some advice thanks for the help.
99% of the homes here are standard gas and AC