Current system (so Ive been told) is a 10k electric furnace with an add-on AC unit. Furnace is in storage area in a finished attic space, the AC is outside. Space needing heat is 15'x 15' open area with 3 supply ducts and a 15'x 12' (combined) bedroom and bathroom where the one supply duct is in the bathroom which has a door into the bedroom.
The electric furnace gets too hot and cuts off before the area can get warm. SO...fan contiues to run since temp never gets to setting and pulls what warm air is in the room back into the system cooling it again. Cycles like this constantly.
Ive been told by a local licensed and insured contractor that a heat pump will actually warm the room and it will use about 1/2 of the electricity of that stand alone furnace. The have recommended a 1.5 ton Goodman heatpump. They will cut-off the existing AC and connect the heatpump for $1100.00 5yr parts, 1 yr labor.
Finally if you would, how will that existing furnace and the heatpump work together?
Im totally ignorant to this.