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 several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

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 move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace may 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 higher 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 318-588-8163 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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