Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit 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 an easier one: furnace VS heat pump.

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 typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start 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 cozy.

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 use 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 the inside of your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less costly 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 not sure 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 complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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