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 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 used to heat your home but a heat pump works 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.

Wherever you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter 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 start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you currently live in an area 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 use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area 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 operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No problem! Call Climate Control Service Experts at 251-202-7503 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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