Last week I asked for advice about whether to go with a gas furnace or a heat pump and most said go with the heat pump. I have read a few threads about heat pumps and extreme cold temps and I'm confused. If I get a heat pump, would it be better to go with electric heat strips or a backup gas furnace. I live in central Nebraska and the temps can get into the double digits below zero. I want the most efficiency as far as cost, but my primary interest is in staying warm.
I have gotten an estimate from a Lennox dealer for an XP14-036-230 heat pump with heat strips. Will this be sufficient to warm my, two-story with basement, 2400 square foot home? Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks.