Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are several decisions to be made. Gordon's Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler 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 a region 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide 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 some things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create 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 costly 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 not sure which heating system is ideal for you? No sweat! Call Gordon's Service Experts at 405-432-2197 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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