Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier 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 functions best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is below 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 whatever 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 begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

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

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

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 925-364-5427 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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