Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are multiple decisions to be made. Air Engineers Service Experts is here to assist in making 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 provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates best when the standard 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 average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Regardless of where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough 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 couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less pricey 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 ideal for you? No worries! Call Air Engineers Service Experts at 904-450-5672 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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