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Split Heat Pumps - Cheaper than Air Conditioners?

Hey, I am looking for a way to save on electric costs during the mild winters here on the Aegean coast of Turkey, my apartment does not have any built in heating system, ducts, etc., it is 140 square meters, the humidity outside is maybe 50-60% during the winters I am guessing, The temp gets down to O Celcius on occasion, but mostly stays at 2-4C or higher. Does a split heat pump make sense for me? I am presently using an Airwell A/C and the electricity costs are whew! Spot heaters are not satisfactory to my wife and I have an infra red heater, not really what I am looking for. I am thinking that some kind of mixed split heater/cooler might be ok, but I am not too sure how it differs from my A/C. What is the difference? What is the energy saving for a more green technology? Are there other heating sources that I am overlooking? I want to save costs, I want to look at any alternative.

Thanks a lot!

Take care,

Darryl

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  • dazzer64 Aug 18, 2008

    This device ad you sent me is nice, but doesn't answer my question really!

  • dazzer64 Aug 18, 2008

    Yes, I have used gas before and I still do, but find that the heater can't be left on safely at night and there are problems getting an even heat. The A/C provides a more comfortable environment overall, except for the cost of electricity. Is there any expert on this site that deals with heating systems? Heat pumps that take heat out of the air are quite cost efficient I have learned, but I need someone that has done the math on cost recovery. Getting someone to answer emails or give a direct answer without getting paid is really hard these days! Hence my putting the question to this forum.

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Have you considered using gas heating. Gas heating is cheaper compared to using electricity and is more greener (environmental friendly) since it saves on using electricity ( electric plants use coal which is harmful for the environment). Personally Ive used gas heating and surprisingly is very good especially if u have a reasonably small apartment like yours

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