Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are several 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 your home’s heating system 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 harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to 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 generate heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area 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 run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 289-273-2229 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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