Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier 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 works best when the average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with bitter winters or where the average 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 below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate 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 incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift 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 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 right for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Commercial HVAC at 905-453-6700 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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