Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are many decisions to be made. Levy & Son Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful 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 higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the standard winter temperature is below 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 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 supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you do 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 incredibly 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 may sometimes be less costly 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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