It’s beginning to look a lot like...well, not quite like Christmas. It’s actually still pretty warm out there. But while you’re thinking about that anxiously-awaited first cold snap of the season so you can finally break out your favorite sweater, you should also be thinking about whether or not this is the year to replace that old, stinky furnace. Or should you invest in a heat pump? Ah, yes...decisions, decisions. Fortunately, we’re experts on the subject.
If you’ve been going back and forth on whether or not a furnace or a heat pump is best for your home, here’s an easy, peasy breakdown for you.
In terms of efficiency, heat pumps are your best bet year-round. In the summer, they work to move heat from your home outdoors. The opposite is true for the winter, as they work to efficiently move heat into your home. They’re also the most environmentally-friendly choice, too; depending on the system you choose, a heat pump can generate almost three times more energy than it requires to operate. The downside? They’re generally more expensive up front. Depending on the size of your home, we may also make the recommendation to install a backup heating source for those especially cold nights.
Furnaces are usually the most popular choice for heating a home. Why? For starters, they’re usually the most affordable option. However, you will have a fluctuation in your utilities depending on the weather, as furnaces rely upon natural gas to fuel them. Furnaces work by transferring heat to your home’s air and moving it throughout your home to warm you up. Take note: if your air conditioner is also in need of an upgrade, you likely won’t get as much bang for your buck simply by installing a new furnace alone. But just because heat pumps are known as the most energy-efficient option, a new furnace can also be incredibly energy-efficient, as well.
Still unsure? Give us a call. Reliant Air Conditioning is the Metroplex’s number one source for the very best in heating installation services. Don’t believe us? Just ask a Reliant customer. We can offer you affordable furnace and heat pump installation solutions that will keep your home or business comfortable. It’s also important to note that a new system will virtually pay for itself over time!
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