To me heat pumps are useless. Once the outside temperature gets to freezing or below the heat pump can't keep up. It's in the teens outside and, although I have the thermostat set at 70, it's 65 here in the house. The heat pump has not quit. Happily the emergency strips have not engaged otherwise my bill would be twice what it's going to be. I was going to to have gas heat when I had the house built but, because I thought my daughter was going to live with me and she's afraid of gas, I went with electric. Coulda, shoulda. I sit here with cold hands trying to stay warm. At least the sun is shining so it's warm in the sunbeams coming into the house. This keeps up I'm lighting a fire in the fireplace.
I'm told that heat pumps take the heat out of the air. What heat?! Where is the heat in 17 degrees? Believe me, the air coming out of the vents is NOT warm. Maybe warmer than outside but... If it weren't so costly I would have gas heat installed. Meanwhile I'll just hunker down and dress warm.
Y'all have a good day and remember....just because it's on the internet doesn't mean you can believe it.