Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home operate and there are multiple decisions to be made. Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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 freezing winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of 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 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 currently live in a place 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 apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 603-923-4570 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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