Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 average winter temperature is over 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 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 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 supply enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace might 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 right for you? No sweat! Call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 804-548-4480 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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