Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home operate and there are multiple decisions to be made. A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier 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 works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the typical 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 use 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 beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you currently live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to generate 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 expensive 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 figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 587-315-5271 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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