Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Midland Air Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier 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 works best when the average 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 average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

No matter 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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you currently live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace could 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Midland Air Service Experts at 803-399-7208 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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