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 several decisions to be made. Becht/Givens Service Experts is here to try and 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 works 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 typical winter temperature is lower 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 begin to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate 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 incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of 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 higher 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 free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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