Hybrid of Oil Furnace Forced Air and Heat Pump
I need to figure out if I can set up a more efficient heating system in Virginia.
Currently I have a forced air oil heating system which has been installed in the 1970s, and a 4 ton Trane AC system. I want how I can replace the AC unit with a heat pump unit of the same size. This will aid my oil heat and saves me some bucks.
There are a couple of things that I can't seem to get a direct answer for:
1. new system's thermostat. How can I run the heat pump ALL THE TIME and the oil furnace when necessary? what type of thermostat do I need?
2. if I add a heat pump, will I have added air flow when running on HEAT? I don't think my ducts can handle extra air flow.
I would appreciate any directions.