So I have forced air heat with an oil furnace currently...I was checking into getting central A/C installed and quickly learned that most people go with a heat pump since this gives you A/C in the summer and heats your home in the cooler months. Basically, you add the heat pump onto the existing forced air furnace setup and your oil furnace only kicks in when it goes below like -12C outside, so a tank of oil lasts you like 3years which sounds good to me LOL.
The tradeoff though is your elec bill goes up to run the heat pump. Anyone have any experience with these in terms of how much of a jump in the elec bill I can expect from heating the house with the heat pump? I'm fine with a hit in the summer for cooling when it's running in A/C mode, but I am trying to sort out how much extra its going to cost for heat in the winter versus the money spent on oil.