It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Comfort Masters Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace VS heat pump.
How do you get started? With where 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 over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.
Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.
If you do live in a place 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 use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move 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 not sure which heating system is best for you? No problem! Call Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!