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 multiple decisions to be made. Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the average winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the average winter temperature is lower than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Regardless of where you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply adequate 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 few things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less pricey to install but tends to cost more to run 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 Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 859-905-0834 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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