Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company is here to assist in making one of those decisions a less painful 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 works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

No matter where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter 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 below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less pricey 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 right for you? No problem! Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company at 210-404-4233 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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