Both a furnace and heat pump are great ways to increase your home’s efficiency and keep your home comfortable when it gets chilly outside.  However, deciding which unit is right for your home may require some careful consideration as they both function differently.

How furnaces and heat pumps work

Heat pumps use electricity to absorb warm air and transfer it inside your house during the cooler seasons.  During summer, they move heat from inside your home to the great outdoors.  This means you can use them all year round, which can save you a lot when purchasing and installing a new system. 

Furnaces, on the other hand, use natural gas or electricity to generate heat.  That heat is then circulated through a network of vents to heat a home.  Furnaces heat the home more quickly and don’t rely on the presence of outdoor warmth in the air to warm your home.

Which one is right for your home?

One of the main factors to consider when choosing a furnace or heat pump is the climate of your geographical region.  The overall heat of a heat pump is milder than a furnace, making it a less ideal choice for areas with frigid winters/temperatures (below freezing for an extended period of time).  However, in temperate climates with mild winters, heat pumps are considerably more energy efficient than furnaces.

Are you in the market for a heating system upgrade in Fayetteville, NC?  Now is the perfect time to consider which option would be the ideal choice for your home.  Contact Blackwell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 910-483-4696, and let our licensed HVAC professionals help you determine the system that is best for your needs. You can also count on our experts to install and service your new furnace or heat pump.


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