A heat pump and furnace can both provide heat to your home but a heat pump works best when the standard winter temperature is higher than 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a region 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 option.
Regardless of where 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 into your home. This is why when temperatures start dropping below 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 a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to contemplate. Heat pumps are very energy efficient since they utilize electricity to transfer heat from one area 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 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.
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