Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with bitter winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes 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 provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-852-3105 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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