Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make 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 provide heat to your home but a heat pump functions best when the average winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with bitter winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

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 think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less pricey 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 deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No sweat! Call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 605-223-0307 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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