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 is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS 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 functions best when the typical winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with freezing winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 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 pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient 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 a few things to think about. Heat pumps are very 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 zone to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace may 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 best for you? No worries! Call Wesley Wood Service Experts 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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