Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

    March 01, 2017

    It takes many things to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Strand Brothers Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions a less painful one: furnace VS heat pump.

    First thing first: where do you live?

    A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump works best when the average winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with freezing winters or where the typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option.

    Regardless of where you live, you can always use a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable.

    If you currently live in a region where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one zone to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply move 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 not sure which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Strand Brothers Service Experts at 512-596-1257 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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