Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making 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 be used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region 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 course of action.

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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to inside 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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