I'm new here (been reading for a while) so please be patient with me.
I'm looking to get a complete new heat pump system with new ducks installed, I'm currently heating my home with hot water, gas furnace, radiators, where I live its extremely expensive to heat with gas so I decided to go with a heat pump since electricity is much cheaper (at about .073 cents a kwh)
I got several quotes I was told I need a 2.5 ton and about 18-20 Kwh for the heating.
I done research I narrowed it down to the Lennox XP14 2.5 ton 16SEER and 9 HSPF or Amana ASZ 14-030 which is 14.5SEER
at first the Lennox looks like a better system but the warranty on the Amana is lifetime on the compressor and 10 years for the parts vs Lennox is 10-5 respective
I have a few questions?
1) does anyone have experience with both/ is Lennox better so the warranty does not matter or is Amana (which is owned by Goodman) just as good?
2) after reading all information online I'm getting more confused, it seems that my whole idea to go with a heat pump is wrong since I leave in Canada where we get bitter cold winters and the heat pump can't heat when it reaches about 10-12 F and it switches over to the coils which uses much more electricity. am I better off to change my gas furnace to an electric? or go the hp route?
any help would be appreciate!
Thanks in advance.