Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are multiple decisions to be made. Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is over 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 less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always have 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 into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

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 incredibly 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 place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less pricey 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 best for you? No sweat! Call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 856-310-4824 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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