Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the average winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with bitter winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply enough 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 consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to operate 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 Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-235-9699 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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