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Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates 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 typical winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 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 happen to live in a region 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 apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace may 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 best for you? No problem! Call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 289-813-5566 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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