Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

First thing first: where do you live?

A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system 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 freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

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 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 a few things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to within your home.

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

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts at 260-557-1275 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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