Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. A-PLUS Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where 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 above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region 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.

No matter where 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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to generate 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 could 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call A-PLUS Service Experts at 301-747-3140 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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