Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here to assist in making 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 be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the typical 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 below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you currently live in a region 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 create 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 could sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to use due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts at 226-773-3357 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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