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Old 07-27-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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I live in MN Should I get a heatpump or replace my airconditioner?


I need to replace my 20 year old air conditioning unit, but my furnace is only 7 years old. I was wondering if it heatpumps are a wise option living in MN?

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Old 07-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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I live in MN Should I get a heatpump or replace my airconditioner?


If you got the loot, Do a heat pump. Put a lockout at 28.

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Old 07-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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Go to the US DOE, Energy Star, or other web site and find a calculator or a worksheet for determining heating costs with the cost of equipment and your current power/fuel costs. Then find a crystal ball to predict the future costs of power/fuel.
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Dual Fuel might be a good option for you. You can install a heat pump on that new-ish furnace and have the best of both worlds - gas/oil furnace when the temperature gets really cold, and heat pump when it's mild outside (and of course A/C when needed).
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:29 AM   #5
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Sold a few heat pumps the last couple years and I'm a ways north of you. Everybody seems to like them once they have them. Not usually more than about a grand extra over regular A/C for base units, higher end products you will see the price difference jump quite a bit. If you decide to go with the HP then you just have to decide what you want for control.

I've been using Honeywell 8000 with outdoor air sensor so you can adjust cut switch over temps easily from the stat programming and have a good stat to work with.
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