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 many decisions to be made. Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump functions best when the typical winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region 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 regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate 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 utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less pricey to install but tends to cost more to operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 484-401-7577 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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