Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are multiple decisions to be made. Calverley Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates 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 freezing winters or where the standard winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Regardless of where 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 produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you currently 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 very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply shift 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 expensive 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 not sure which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Calverley Service Experts at 817-380-5647 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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