Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes a lot to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. TML Service Experts is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: heat pump versus furnace.

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 typical 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 standard winter temperature is lower than 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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it within your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop beneath 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy.

If you currently live in an area where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are some things to consider. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to generate heat themselves. They simply shift heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of 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 ideal for you? No problem! Call TML Service Experts at 208-488-4892 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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