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 try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the average winter temperature is below 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 whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace might 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-396-0637 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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