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 many decisions to be made. Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace VS 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 operates best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently 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 highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

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

Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 260-557-1275 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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