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 a simpler one: furnace VS heat pump.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat 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 a region with bitter winters or where the standard winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Wherever 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into 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 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 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 within your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less expensive 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 best for you? No sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5749 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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