In my basement I have a rather large Air Exchanger:
I have heard that if I install a heat pump I may be able to replace the air exchange. This gives me two benefits that I can see:
- The Heat Pump will be outside. Giving me more space in my cramped basement.
- The Heat Pump will lower the temperature a bit in the house during summer (I have no air conditioning).
However, there are a few things that I'm not sure of:
- Can the heatpump re-use my existing vents that are installed though the house for the air exchange?
- I'm not 100% positive what the air exchange is used for… I know that it keeps the dew from forimg in the inside of windows during winter. Will the heat pump do this as well?
- I use oil for heat and hot water. To my understanding, I will not need to use oil as much for heat (unless its a very hot day). So my oil consumption should go down, although the heat pump will increase my power charges. Is this going to be worth it?