Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a less painful one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less pricey to install but tends to cost more to operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 289-273-2229 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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