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 multiple decisions to be made. Knochelmann Service Experts is here to help 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 functions best when the typical winter temperature is over 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 option.

Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter 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 provide 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 consider. 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 area 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 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 sweat! Call Knochelmann Service Experts at 859-905-0834 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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