It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful 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 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 harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.
Wherever you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.
If you currently live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.
A furnace might sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to use 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 sweat! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 901-235-1196 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!