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 many decisions to be made. Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

First thing first: where do 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 bitter winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 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 happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are highly 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 could sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to use due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 281-407-9478 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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