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 multiple decisions to be made. Calverley Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates best when the typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area 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 regardless of 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 under 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 think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate 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 might 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 higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best 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 look forward to hearing from you!

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