Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are multiple decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier 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 operates best when the average 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 average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you currently live in a place 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 use 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 zone to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less costly 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 deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 352-414-4006 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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