Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Levy & Son Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful 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 functions best when the average winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with freezing winters or where the standard winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter 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 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 happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one zone 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 use due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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