I downgraded and moved into a much smaller house that came with a propane furnace. Our heating bills have been outrageous this winter. I'm in northern Alabama and granted the weather has been cold for us but I've always had a heat pump before and never even come close to a third of this bill. I've talked to several different dealers (Heil, Maytag, and Trane). I am so confused now, I'm not sure what to do.
I'm talking about heat bills, but every estimate comes with a SEER rating. I can't seem to find the HSPF numbers. Isn't that supposed to be heating efficiency?
If they have identical SEER rating, does that mean that they will pretty much use the same amount of electricity to cool?
I'm looking at 2-ton units.
As an example: Maytag M1200 series 2 ton 15 SEER split system heat pump
How do I determine what is hype and what I really need?