Which One is Right for You: Furnace Versus Heat Pump

March 01, 2017

It takes many things to make your home run and there are several decisions to be made. Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here to help make one of those decisions a simpler one: furnace versus heat pump.

How do you get started? With where you live.

A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump operates best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in an area with freezing 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 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 dropping below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide enough 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 some things to consider. Heat pumps are very 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 transfer heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to the inside of your home.

A furnace could 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 figuring out which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

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