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 multiple decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 standard 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 average winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Wherever 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you currently live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less expensive 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 deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 919-578-4329 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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