Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit 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 above 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 lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply 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 generate 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 may sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to run 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 352-374-6602 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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