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. D & K Heating 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 works best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area 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 have 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 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 comfy.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to inside 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No problem! Call D & K Heating Service Experts at 613-707-2421 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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