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 is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates best when the average winter temperature is over 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 less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply 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 contemplate. Heat pumps are very 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 move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Parker Pearce Service Experts 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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