Another Heat Pump vs Air Conditioning Question
I know there is alot of information on here (and other sites) about this subject. I have read alot of it and am still on the fence...
Here is my situation.
My in-laws are looking to get a new central air conditioning unit. The house had one in the past and it stopped working. They are located in the Lansing, Michigan area. They have an older propane furnace that they are happy with and do not want to replace. They have had 2 guys out to give estimates on a new air conditioning unit and both are suggesting a heat pump.
I suspect they will use the new air conditioning only 2-3 weeks a year. They have lived without air conditioning for the last 15 years and the only time they wish they had it is when the temp gets over 85degrees for several days. The house is a 3 bedroom ranch with an unfinished basement. My father-in-law is conscious about how much it is going to "save" by having the heat pump. They keep the house around 72 degrees during the winter and suspect they will keep the house at 78 or so when they actually use the air conditioning.
They are 75 years old and I do not want they to spend the extra for a heat pump that is going to take 10 years to make the money back.
I am looking for suggestions... or if someone on here is local and interested in doing an estimate....
Thanks in advance.