When keeping your home warm during winter, you have a couple of different heating system options to consider. Furnaces provide a traditional way to heat your home, but heat pumps are becoming more common, especially in warmer climates. Knowing how these heating systems compare in terms of efficiency and other factors can help you decide which one is better for your home. If you have questions about which system is right for you don’t hesitate to ask Danielle or you can search google for your local hvac contractor near me.
Furnaces have a lower price than heat pumps. However, they can cost more to install, and they can end up costing more over time because of higher energy bills.
Heat pump systems typically cost more than furnaces, but they usually have lower installation costs. Since heat pumps use less energy, you can also save money on heating in the long run.
Heat pumps offer better energy efficiency than furnaces. In fact, the Department of Energy states that heat pumps can reduce the amount of energy you use by about 50 percent compared to furnaces and other heating systems. Gas, oil and electric furnaces all require more energy to produce heated air inside your home.
Heat pumps also don’t require the use of fossil fuels, such as natural gas or oil, as some furnaces do. Instead of generating heat, these pumps move heat from outdoor air into your home during winter to warm it up. They reverse this process in summer in order by moving hot air from your home in order to cool it off.
Maintenance and Repairs
Furnaces usually require less maintenance and repairs from your local hvac contractor, over time compared to heat pumps. Since heat pumps are used all year round for heating and cooling, they have a higher risk of needing repairs due to wear and tear or damage.
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