Replace with A/C or heat pump


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Old 11-02-20, 07:40 AM
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Replace with A/C or heat pump

I live in N.C. near Myrtle Beach in a single family detached one story 1700 sq ft home. It currently has a Carrier A/C model 24ABR342A0031010. It is paired with a Bryant propane furnace. The A/C is 12 years old and uses R22. I expect it will need replacing within the next year or so. Currently working fine with no leaks, but understand itís time is limited.

I've been told to replace with a heat pump when the time comes. However, I like the gas furnace. I've known several people who have not been happy with heat pumps in the winter due to the less intense heat and slow heat rise when relying on the heat pump and not the electric emergency heat. My furnace is 20 years old.

I understand and that heat pumps are much more efficient and I would save quite a bit in heating and cooling costs if I changed over and also eliminated the gas furnace. What might I save in annual costs if I do this? What about if I keep the furnace just use the heat pump for cooling until my furnace dies?

What do do you Suggest? Thanks

 
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Old 11-02-20, 08:23 AM
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Use a heat pump with your furnace.
Very popular when using propane as a fuel. Which can be very expensive and unstable as far as pricing.
 
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Old 11-02-20, 10:52 AM
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The A/C is 12 years old and uses R22. I expect it will need replacing within the next year or so.
I wouldn't expect that. If it's been reliable..... keep it.

I have a Rheem A/C that's +25 years old. I'm going to use it until it dies.
 
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I have a rheem on r22 from the '90s. its still going strong.
 
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Old 11-02-20, 11:27 AM
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^^^yeah, no real reason to replace just based on age. And that unit isn’t that old.
Only real reason would be to save a little money on propane. But I’d wait and do it all at once.
 
 

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