Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Mountainwest Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

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

Wherever you live, you can always choose 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

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

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Mountainwest Service Experts at 385-399-0280 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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