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 several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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 a territory with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever 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 to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

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 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 produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

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

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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