Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Freschi Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions a simpler one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

Wherever you live, you can always choose 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 inside your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

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 very energy efficient since they apply 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 could sometimes be less pricey to install but tends to cost more to run due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still not sure which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Freschi Service Experts at 925-384-1303 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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