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 many decisions to be made. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

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

Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls 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 enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No problem! Call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 630-246-2698 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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