Elderly neighbor decided to install one of these. He has been heating with wood for 30 years and has back up electric baseboard which he would use if he was under the weather with cold/flu etc. His new son in law is an HVAC guy and is recommending the heat pump to him - says they now are able to heat down to zero degrees - thought I would throw this out to the group...are they really as good as this now? We get perhaps 5 days below zero per year and his electric could potentially be a back up to the heat pump. Neighbor said he will always keep some wood on hand for the stove, but can't do the hauling into the house any longer. We offered to help him stack every year his 4 cord wood delivery, but he does not want to impose. We will definitely make sure he always has a cord on hand for power outages etc.