Furnace Versus Heat Pump and Which One Is Right for You Published on March 01, 2017 It takes quite a bit to make your home function and there are several decisions to be made. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to assist in making one of those decisions an easier one: furnace versus heat pump. How do you get started? With where 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 region with harsh winters or where the average winter temperature is less than 50 degree Fahrenheit, like New York or Montana, a furnace is your best option. No matter where you live, you can always have a furnace because a furnace will heat your home whatever the weather conditions outside; however, a heat hump pulls 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 produce enough heat to your home to keep you warm and comfy. If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a couple things to consider. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they use electricity to transfer heat from one section to another and do not actually have to create heat themselves. They simply move heat that already exists from one place to another, such as from outside your home to inside 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 bigger investment price but cost less over time. Still figuring out which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-871-8425 and we’ll come out to review your options and provide you a no-charge in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!