It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Comfortech Service Experts 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 used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the average 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within 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 place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few 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 place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.
A furnace may sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to run 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 at 601-852-3105 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!