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 multiple decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the standard winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

No matter 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently 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 highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace could 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5749 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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