Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus 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 average winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with freezing 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 use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

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

A furnace could sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is ideal for you? No sweat! Call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 386-310-2061 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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