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. Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus 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 an area with freezing winters or where the standard winter temperature is less 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 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 beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient 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 a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace may 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 higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 937-503-7896 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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