Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home operate and there are multiple decisions to be made. D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the average 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 typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop under 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 few things to consider. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize 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 place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace could 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 figuring out which heating system is best for you? No problem! Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 518-205-3324 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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