Depending on where you live, you can choose between a heat pump or furnace. Both have their pros and cons. It helps to have some facts about each to decide which is best for your home.
Where You Live
Heat pumps are a great choice if you live somewhere where winters are mild. They don’t work well when it gets below freezing temperatures, though. Furnaces are best where it gets below freezing.
Cost of Fuel
Heat pumps only use electricity while there are gas and electric furnaces. Natural gas is less expensive than electricity in most of the country. However, heat pumps are highly energy efficient in areas where temperatures are mild. They’re more efficient than a furnace, especially an electric one.
Cost of Installation
Heat pumps are usually less expensive to have installed than furnaces. They’re far less expensive to install than a gas furnace if you don’t have gas lines already running to your home.
CABS Heating & Air Conditioning of West Sacramento, CA, installs heat pumps and furnaces. We can help you decide which is best for your home.
You Need Air Conditioning
A furnace can only heat your home. If you need it cooled, you also need to have an air conditioner. A heat pump both heats and cools your home. It pumps warm air into your home in the winter and pumps out warm air out of it in the summer.
Which Produces More Heat?
A gas furnace can produce more heat than a heat pump. However, a gas furnace may not always be the best choice. A gas furnace can produce more heat than you need, cause hot spots in your home, and can make your skin dry. A heat pump produces more steady heat that can make your home feel comfortable. Whether you choose a furnace or heat pump is a matter of preference.
CABS Heating & Air Conditioning installs, repairs, and maintains heaters and air conditioners in West Sacramento. We can also help you with ductwork, indoor air quality, and attic insulation. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.