Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot 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 an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

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 average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area 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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you do 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 incredibly energy efficient since they use 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 may 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 deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 954-736-4314 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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