Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Jack Nelson Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is over 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 into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 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 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 use electricity to transfer heat from one section 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 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 higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Jack Nelson Service Experts at 918-212-8927 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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