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Heat Pump vs. Furnace

A heat pump.

Have you ever thought about whether a heat pump or a furnace is the better heating system for your home? Both pros and cons exist, but which one is right for your home? In this blog post, Hedrick's Service Now will discuss the differences between heat pumps and furnaces so that you can decide which type of heating system is right for you. Keep reading for more information on these two types of heating systems!

How Do They Work?

Heat pumps and furnaces both work by circulating heated air through your home. However, they differ in how they generate heat. Heat pumps use electricity to transfer heat from the outside air into your home, while furnaces generate heat by using natural gas or propane.

Are They Energy Efficient?

Heat pumps are more efficient than furnaces because they can take advantage of the free heat in the outside air. During winter, a heat pump takes heat from the outdoor air and transfers it into your home. In the summer, the process is reversed, and the heat pump transfers heat from your home to the outdoors. Furnaces are less expensive to install than heat pumps, but they are not as efficient. Furnaces also require more maintenance than heat pumps because they have more moving parts.

What’s the Best Option for Me?

When deciding between a heat pump and a furnace, you should consider the climate in your area. A heat pump may be your best option if you live in an area with mild winters. However, if you live in an area with frigid winters, a furnace may be a better choice.

At Hedrick's Service Now, we offer both heat pump and furnace installation services. We recommend speaking with one of our qualified technicians to help you decide which system is best for your home. To schedule an appointment for a new heating system, give us a call at (214) 509-6029 or fill out our online contact form.