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 try and make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to 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 average winter temperature is lower 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 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 below 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 happen to 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 incredibly 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 move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is right 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 free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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