Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are multiple decisions to be made. Neal Harris Service Experts 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 typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of 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 under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do 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 very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 within 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 not sure which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Neal Harris Service Experts at 816-787-0500 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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