Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are multiple decisions to be made. Falso Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing winters or where the average 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 no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop 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 happen to live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly 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 move 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 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 figuring out which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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