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 many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 an area 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 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 takes 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 sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer 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 operate 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 problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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