My husband and I had been discussing installing heat pumps in our house. There were a lot of pros, but also some cons. The biggest con was that the heat pumps last for several to fifteen years… Regular air conditioners last for 15 years or more, and the furnace would last 20 years or more if taken care of. The cost of the heat pump would be as much as the official heating, ventilation plus A/C system, but my good friend and I would have less labor and no duct labor to contend with. The pros were several in our eyes. We would no longer need to spend money for fuel for the furnace. The duct labor would be gone, and so would the dust that affects our dust irritations all year round. The heat pump, ductless heating, ventilation plus A/C, or mini-split system, has a single unit instead of multiple. There is a unit outside, and a single inside the house. The heating and air conditioner is all in a single unit, and it is energy efficient, along with being heating and air conditioner efficient. We talked to our child who had a mini-split proposal installed in his house several years ago. He told us that even during the hottest part of summer, their electric bill only went up by $30 a week. Their winter heating bills didn’t average nearly as much as what they paid for a single tank of oil. They also had a SEER of 26 for an efficiency rating. With so few cons, and so several pros, we’ll have the ductless heating, ventilation plus A/C proposal installed when Springtime has finally arrived, and my good friend and I aren’t worried about needing the furnace or air conditioner unit.