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 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 be used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area 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 option.

No matter where you live, you can always use 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 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 do live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 may 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 larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still figuring out which heating system is right for you? No problem! 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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