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 multiple decisions to be made. Midway Services is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler 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 functions best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with bitter winters or where the typical winter temperature is below 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best course of action.

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 pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one zone 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 use 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 ideal for you? No worries! Call Midway Services at 727-219-2471 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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