Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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.

No matter where 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 removes 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 sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they use 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 expensive 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 not sure which heating system is ideal 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 no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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