Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several 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.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

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

If you happen to 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 use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create 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 deciding which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 407-329-7661 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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