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. Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 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 average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose 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 below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to 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 area 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 the inside of your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less expensive 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 deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 847-250-6729 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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