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 many decisions to be made. BW/Cook Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 operates 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 standard winter temperature is less 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 pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do 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 very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone 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 within your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to use 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 BW/Cook Service Experts at 574-218-6404 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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