Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates best when the typical winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with freezing winters or where the standard winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

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 contemplate. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate 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 might sometimes be less pricey 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 not sure which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 954-736-4314 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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