Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

First thing first: where do 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 higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

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 consider. Heat pumps are highly 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 move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

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

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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