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 Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace versus heat pump.

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 higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the standard winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Wherever you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient 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 a few things to think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

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

Still figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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