Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier 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 average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area 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.

Wherever you live, you can always use 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply 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 utilize electricity to transfer heat from one section 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 run 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 Heating & Air Conditioning at 803-399-7208 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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