Electric Heat Pump or Propane for Country LIving?
We need to make a decision. We are building in the country on the East Coast. Both electric and propane have their downside, and some of the green solar, geo systems are awfully costly up front...not sure if we will be in this house more than 8-10 years. Our builder is a pro electric heat pump person. His house is 5000 sq. foot all on heat pump, no propane backup. We have had propane before and worry about the costs and shortages...but it is a nice heat. Never used electric heat before. We are doing a propane generator for backup.
We also price a hybrid electric/propane system, and since we need two furnaces, it's an additional $7200..not sure it's worth the cost.
Thoughts on country living and propane vs. heat pump?