Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home function and there are many decisions to be made. Bob Brown Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful 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 typical winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the standard winter temperature is lower 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 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 begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one area 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No problem! Call Bob Brown Service Experts at 623-243-4517 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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