I am looking at buying a new home from a local builder with a good reputation.
Once concern I have is the HVAC system.
It is a dual zone system with a gas furnace and AC system for the 1st floor and basement and a heat pump in the attic for the second floor. This is in Maryland outside Washington DC so summers are hot and humid for all of July and August.
My concern is putting a heat pump in the attic: how effective can it be if it's working in an attic that will probably reach 150F in the summer?
The other concern is if it breaks or needs service who can go up in a hot attic and actually repair it during the summer?
I hear that this arrangement is common so maybe this has been all figured out but I'm a little skeptical.
Also, they are using Goodman so I'm think of asking them to change to something I have more confidence in like Carrier/Bryant. Based on the great feedback I received on this form I put a new Bryant system in three years ago and have been very happy with it.