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 multiple 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.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the standard winter temperature is less 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into 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 happen to live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace could 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 bigger 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 440-252-1375 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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