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 try and make one of those decisions a simpler 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 typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate 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 some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use 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 costly to install but tends to cost more to run 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 worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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