Everything has pros and cons right? So why would heat pumps and furnaces be any different? What is the difference between a heat pump and a furnace? They both can have great pros and cons. Maybe you are building a home and trying to figure out what is the best one for you. Let Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning tell you a little bit about each of them to help you decide what is best for your home.
Home Indoor Comfort
What is more comfortable for you? With a gas furnace, the heat produced is typically hotter which is great when you have those cold Las Vegas nights in the winter. It is drier air that is blowing into your home which can result in dry skin. In Las Vegas, it is already pretty dry so you might not notice a huge difference. One great thing is that no matter the outdoor temp, it continues to produce more and more heat. In contrast, heat pumps circulate naturally humid warm air in your house so the air may not feel as dry. The downside with a heat pump is that it usually doesn’t feel as hot. So you need to decide which one you prefer.
With proper furnace maintenance, you can preserve your home’s indoor air quality. You want to breathe clean air while you are at home. So you need to keep up with the maintenance of a furnace to keep the air clean. If not, the air can become dirty and dusty that you are breathing. With a heat pump, it doesn’t produce carbon monoxide so you don’t need to worry about a dangerous CO leak as you do with a furnace. The Heat pumps also use moisture in the air to heat the air so humidity is generally higher.
Heating Energy Efficiency
Heat pumps use less energy and heat efficiently, which is great when you want a small bill. The heat pump can use less energy than either a gas or electric furnace. But the great thing is that there are high-efficiency gas furnaces and they are still approximately 95% efficient. So when it comes to energy efficiency either is a win.
HVAC Life Expectancy
Because they are used year-round, heat pumps have a shorter life expectancy. A heat pump can last about 10 to 15 years depending on how much you use it. The more you use it the shorter the life span. A well-maintained furnace can last upwards of 15 or even 20 years.
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Both a furnace and a heat pump are great choices to put in your home. So what do you prefer? Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help you get the type of heat you want in your home. They are happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are still questioning which is best for you, give them a call.