Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home run and there are many decisions to be made. Broad Ripple Service Experts is here to try and 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 functions best when the standard winter temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is lower 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 takes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it inside your home. This is why when temperatures begin to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to supply adequate heat to your home to keep you warm and cozy.

If you do live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to think about. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 operate due to the cost of fuel while heat pumps can be a larger investment price but cost less over time.

Still deciding which heating system is best for you? No worries! Call Broad Ripple Service Experts at 317-527-0271 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a complimentary in-home estimate. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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