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 several decisions to be made. Golden Seal Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump works 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 less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose 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 start to drop below 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 do 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 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 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 figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No problem! Call Golden Seal Service Experts 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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