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

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the standard 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 use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section 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 might sometimes be less pricey to install but tends to cost more to use due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 305-440-1505 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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