Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home operate and there are many decisions to be made. Donelson Air Service Experts is here to try and make one of those decisions a less painful one: heat pump versus furnace.

Where do you start? Where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump functions best when the standard 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 typical winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best choice.

No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home no matter the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough 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 some things to contemplate. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 within your home.

A furnace may sometimes be less expensive 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 not sure which heating system is ideal for you? No sweat! Call Donelson Air Service Experts at 615-953-9885 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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