Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the typical winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with bitter winters or where the standard winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures begin 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 cozy.

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 contemplate. 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 transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 301-476-4577 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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