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. Strand Brothers Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump.

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 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 average winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever 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 beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient 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 some things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace could sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to operate 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 worries! Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-592-3072 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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