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 several decisions to be made. Becht/Givens Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace versus heat pump.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home 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 a territory with freezing winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever 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 to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace may 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 figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Becht/Givens Service Experts at 502-785-8230 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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