Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home function and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS heat pump.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the average 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 average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always have 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 within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce 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 some things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace could 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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