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 several decisions to be made. Pardee Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates best when the average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

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

If you do live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly 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 transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to use 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 worries! Call Pardee Service Experts at 843-410-6103 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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