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 try and 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 provide heat to your home but a heat pump functions best when the typical 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 average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter 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 pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you do live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are very 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 place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

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

Still figuring out which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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