Cloud Services / Heat Pump Myth #1
Some people believe that heat pumps are only effective in milder climates.
At one time that may have been true, but not any more. During the seventies, when they first came into prominence, many heat pumps were installed in the south. The reason was that during the heating season, a heat pump's efficiency increases on mild days and decreases on cold days. The efficiency rating or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) is therefore higher in a mild climate than in a region where winters are severe.
Throughout the years, however, improvements in design have broadened the geographical range of heat pumps to almost every section of the country. These improvements have brought the temperature balance point of heat pumps down to 25 degrees—and this area of Kansas stays above that temperature 87% of the winter heating time.
Combining your heatpump with an energy efficient furnace creates a HYBRID system that ensures savings in fuel efficiency during any weather extreme.