Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Stark Services is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both be used to heat your home but a heat pump operates best when the typical winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region with bitter winters or where the standard winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

Wherever you live, you can always choose a furnace because a furnace will heat your home regardless of the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls 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 adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to contemplate. Heat pumps are very 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 shift heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside your home.

A furnace might 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 figuring out which heating system is ideal for you? No problem! Call Stark Services at 817-668-6689 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!

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