So, I took her at her word but was still a bit unconvinced
Where I grew up, a beach house had a boiler or a furnace of some sort for heating during the winter. This was due to the very intense, long, cold Wintertide the people I was with and I would experience up there. At that time, I had not even heard of an Heating & A/C heat pump. Plus, the people I was with and I just really didn’t need much air conditioner for the Summer either. I obtained a window unit air conditioner system once a single Summer when the people I was with and I had a weeks long tepid streak. However, there were other summers where I didn’t bother putting that air conditioner system back in the window. No, the focus of our Heating & A/C efforts were always the Wintertide plus the people I was with and I had drastic Heating & A/C equipment to combat the cold. So when I took a job further south, I just wasn’t exactly convinced that a heat pump would be reasonable for the winter. While the people I was with and I were further south than where I grew up, it wasn’t love the people I was with and I were south enough to care about really mild winters. This surprised myself and others a bit when I asked about the gas furnace only to be told there wasn’t a single. In fact, I was told by the realtor that any sort of furnace was sort of unusual. She had seen a few homes that had an aged oil furnace in the basement. But by plus large, all the heating plus cooling in the section was done by the heat pump. So, I took her at her word but was still a bit unconvinced. That didn’t last long though. I was stunned to find that the heat pump was more than strong enough to bring plenty of heat to our home.