Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things 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: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to 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 a region with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

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

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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