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 several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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 freezing 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 whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop beneath 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 happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply move 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 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 540-302-8645 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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