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Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces: What's the Difference?

Stagnant-Air What heating and air conditioning option is best for your home? Read on to discover the pros and cons of two of the most popular heating choices.

Good heating and air conditioning is a must if you want a comfortable indoor atmosphere. That's why it's important to understand the differences between heat pumps and furnaces. Both options have their good points and bad points, and you need to know what they are before picking one for your home or business.

Heat Pumps for Air Conditioning and Heating

Heat pumps provide heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. They are both space efficient and energy efficient. Another advantage of heat pumps is that they run on electricity rather than gas. This means you don't have to worry about carbon monoxide leaks inside the home. On the other hand, heat pumps can be more expensive to install and maintain than furnaces. What’s more, they aren't suitable for extreme heat. You may need a more powerful unit to handle the hot, humid South Carolina summer months.

Furnaces for Heating

Furnaces are relatively easy to install. They are also affordable to maintain and provide ample heat throughout the winter. Furnaces can be energy efficient as well as space efficient if you choose a newer model.

Unfortunately, a furnace won't cool your home in the summer. You'll need to install a separate AC unit for cooling. Additionally, furnaces aren't as safe to operate as heat pumps, however, a proper installation job will help to reduce or even eliminate many of the dangers.

Are you unsure which heating and air conditioning option is right for you? If so, it’s time to ask for professional advice. Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in residential service. Our technicians have years of experience and are NATE certified. We have an array of products on hand to make it easy for you to pick the one that best suits your needs.

At Morelli, we also offer ongoing maintenance to keep your heat pump or furnace in good working order all year long. Get in touch with us to learn more about our heating and air conditioning services or to schedule an appointment at your convenience.

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