Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making 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 functions best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

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 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 within your home.

A furnace may 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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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