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 try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace VS heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump functions best when the typical winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with bitter winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of 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 into your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 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 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 create 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 might 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 deciding 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 can’t wait to hear from you!

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