Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are many decisions to be made. Komfort Air is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with bitter winters or where the typical 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 have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes 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 sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you do live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some 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 produce heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace might sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is best for you? No sweat! Call Komfort Air at 704-705-8135 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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