Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates best when the average winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly 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 transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less pricey 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 deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 816-787-0500 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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