I had a few estimates drawn up to replace my very old furnace [am told it is about 60% efficient, and will go to 95% with new]. I tinkered with the idea of going electric, but was told it would be better to go with a heat pump if that was the case. I know very little about heat pumps, and confess I find myself a little confused when trying to research them.
Does anyone have an opinion on which would be better to go with? I was leaning towards the gas furnace and central air, simply because I'm more familiar with it.
I assume heat pumps come with cooling abilities too? So far, the only thing I really know is the price for heat pump isn't that much over the furnace/central a/c unit [approx 400 more].