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. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier 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 works 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 harsh winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

Wherever you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever 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 supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you happen to live in a place 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 use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply transfer 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 run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is ideal for you? No sweat! Call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 405-432-2197 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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