Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With 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 over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with bitter winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever 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 begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

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 very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 inside your home.

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

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Commercial HVAC at 289-201-2346 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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