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 several decisions to be made. Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the typical 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 below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Regardless of where you live, you can always use 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient 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 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 zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace could 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No worries! Call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 843-619-3781 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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