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 multiple decisions to be made. Eveready Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS heat pump.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the typical winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

No matter where 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 into 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 cozy.

If you do live in a place 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 section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside 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 deciding which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call Eveready Service Experts at 804-548-4480 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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