Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of 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 pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do 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 very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace may 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 not sure which heating system is right for you? No sweat! Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts at 519-804-1617 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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