Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Atmostemp Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With 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 above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

No matter where 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 removes 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 sufficient 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 section to another and do not actually have to generate 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 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 higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call Atmostemp Service Experts at 856-310-4824 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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