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 many decisions to be made. Church Services is here to help 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 be used to heat your home but a heat pump functions best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the standard winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter 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 dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section 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 might sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to use due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Church Services at 713-396-3760 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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