Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Norrell Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the typical winter temperature is above 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 option.

Wherever you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of 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 under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one area to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less expensive to install but tends to cost more to use 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 worries! Call Norrell Service Experts at 205-267-0023 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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