Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works 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.

No matter where you live, you can always choose 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 into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce 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 might sometimes be less expensive 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 go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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