I recently decided we needed anm HVAC upgrade and big change. And to add a central cooling system new and fresh. So I went ahead, opened my phone book and decided to give a nice long call to a local Heating and A/C professional for an estimate. The Heating and A/C business said that I should spend way more money for an electric heat pump. I figured he was just hoping for a larger commission until he explained the benefits of a dual fuel system. Combining a gas furnace with an electric heat pump costs quite a bit initially but particularly pays for itself within a few years of time. During the warm season months, the heat pump acts just as a conventional a/c but is far more energy efficient. It’s also superior at handling excess humidity without overcooling. Once the outside temperature drops, the heat pump literally reverses operation to bring heat into the home. It is wonderfully energy efficient, won’t overly dry the air, and since there’s no combustion process, it’s totally safe. There’s no fear of tepid really hot surfaces, fire, fumes or carbon monoxide. Although it’s way cheaper to operate than the gas furnace, the heat pump is only effective until the outside temperature dips below cold. At that point, the gas furnace automatically takes over. I really loved the way all this sounded, so I decided to just bite the bullet and go in for it! I was so glad I did! It is the absolute best in the latest in HVAC technology!