New to my home (just north of Dayton Ohio) and I have never had a house on a slab. I am weak on terminology and I tried to Google for answers, but ran into lots of fluff as my search terms were not specific enough.
Slab house. Trane heat pump (10yrs old). Lines from the outside unit run up the garage wall (inside the wall), into the attic and then down to the indoor unit.
The one line has the standard foam insulation, the other is bare. Home inspector made no mention it was an issue. Wife thinks it should have insulation galore on it, especially for the summer months.
I would like to know a few things.
1. Should they have more insulation on them?
2. Why should they or shouldn't they have more insulation on them?
3. What is the proper terms: Outside unit (pump?) inside unit (condenser?) and the lines (the lines?,lol)
One last question pops to mind...Local gas utility says that I am close enough to get the line ran to my house for free. I realize that nobody can specifically answer, but in general, given my local, is it worth to pay for the install of a new heating system to move from heat pump to gas heat?
Thank you for you time and knowledge!