Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

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

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates 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.

No matter 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 begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you currently live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within 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 larger 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 704-464-4307 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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