Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Teays Valley Service Experts is here to assist in making 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 works best when the standard 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 standard 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 choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do live in a region 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 generate heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

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

Still figuring out which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call Teays Valley Service Experts at 304-760-5088 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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