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 be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory 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.

Regardless of 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 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 supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

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 incredibly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger 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 561-629-1826 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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