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 run and there are multiple decisions to be made. Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here to try and make one of those decisions an easier one: furnace VS heat pump. How do you get started? With where you live. A heat pump and furnace can both be your home’s heating system but a heat pump operates best when the standard winter temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, like in Florida or Southern California. If you live in a territory 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. Regardless of 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 removes heat from the air outside your home, and brings it into your home. This is why when temperatures start to drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, it becomes harder for a heat pump to provide sufficient heat to your home to keep you warm and comfortable. If you do live in a place where you could go with either a heat pump or a furnace, there are a few things to contemplate. Heat pumps are highly energy efficient since they apply electricity to transfer heat from one area to another and do not actually have to produce heat themselves. They simply transfer heat that already exists from one zone to another, such as from outside your home to within your home. A furnace could 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 larger investment price but cost less over time. Still not sure which heating system is right for you? No problem! Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-436-8985 and we’ll come out to discuss your options and provide you a free in-home estimate. We will talk to you soon!