Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making 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 be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the average 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 below 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 whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less pricey 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 figuring out which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 321-428-7635 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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