Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes quite a bit to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help make 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 used to heat your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with freezing winters or where the average 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 whatever 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 beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you happen to live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use 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 may sometimes be less costly to install but tends to cost more to operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a higher investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is right for you? No worries! Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 317-527-0271 and we’ll come out to go over your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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