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.

First thing first: where do 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 choice.

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

If you happen to 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 apply electricity to transfer heat from one section 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 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 best 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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