Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the standard winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside 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 comfortable.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 the inside of your home.

A furnace could 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 918-212-8927 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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