Our heat pump handles both heating and cooling in our beach condo
Being a kid who grew up in the northern midwest, I was shocked and amazed when I visited the ocean for the first time and swam at the beach. The surf was mild that day and the water was surprisingly clean and free of algae and other water contaminants that are common nowadays. My parents took my siblings and I down to the ocean a few more times before they got a divorce and we moved out west to be with my maternal grandparents. Like many kids experiencing beaches at an early age, I was excited at each trip. Sometimes the weather would be overcast and the waves would be choppy, but I would still swim as long as there weren’t any dangerous rip currents. After I stopped seeing the beach for so many years, I forgot about it altogether. Now I am married and my wife wanted a beach condo to be closer to her own family. Our beach condo was built in the 1980s and desperately needed a new heating system inside, as it was subsisting with an electric coil in the air handler. We looked at a variety of different central furnaces before settling on a heat pump. With efficiency ratings as high as 300%, it seemed like a no-brainer to purchase a heat pump. Our heat pump handles both heating and cooling in our beach condo. For a setup like that, it’s really hard to beat! You won’t worry about heat pump issues in a beach condo where temperatures never drop below 30 degrees anyway. Others might need a supplemental heating source in a colder environment.