Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. San Antonio Air Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace versus heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to 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 a region with freezing winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Regardless of where 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 start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do 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 highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce 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 may sometimes be less costly 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 right for you? No sweat! Call San Antonio Air Service Experts at 210-570-9705 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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