Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Coastal Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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 an area with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough 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 some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they apply 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 place 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 operate 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 problem! Call Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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