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 many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful 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 functions best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do live in an area 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 utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to use 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 right for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 407-329-7661 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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