The spring & fall seasons in our area are so short, that I barely notice them. The only way to survive the weather is to run some type of HVAC unit at all times. When I purchased my house, it was only equipped with a forced air heating system. There was no central air conditioning and trying to manage those portable units or box fans was a nightmare. The heat & humidity created such an unpleasant situation that I couldn’t sleep at night. I called up a local HVAC corporation, because I was planning to invest in central cooling. All trust battery for my house already had a forced air furnace so there will be no need to install ductwork for the new system. I wish I never suggested that I install an electric heat pump instead. I assume that he was only trying to get a larger commission checked by selling me something that I didn’t need. After doing a considerable amount of research, I realized that the higher cost of a heat pump would eventually save me money. During the summertime, the heat pump would function as if I had a central cooling system. When colder weather arrived, the heat pump would reverse direction & deliver energy efficient heating. Running a heat pump is far less expensive than relying on the gas heating system. It is all so much more environmentally friendly because I would not be using as much all of the natural resources that we are trying to preserve. The only downside to this system is that if the temperature is dropping well below freezing it is no longer an effective heat source. At that point, the furnace would automatically take over. I’m looking forward to seeing how these two systems work together and how much money I will save over the course of the next year.