Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 typical 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 choice.

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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone 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 might 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 higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 843-410-6103 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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