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 several decisions to be made. Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help 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 standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory 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.

No matter where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient 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 think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less pricey 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 Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 251-202-7503 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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