Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are many decisions to be made. Norrell Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier 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 over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with harsh winters or where the average 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 no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures begin 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 a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to think about. Heat pumps are incredibly 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 place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace might 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best 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 free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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