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 many decisions to be made. Coastal Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop below 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 happen to 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 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 area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less expensive 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 best for you? No problem! Call Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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