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Heat Pump or Furnace: Which One to Choose?

The main objective of using the heat pump or furnace would be to keep the indoor environment warm. However, these two heating devices or systems have several differences. This is why the house owners can't just visit the market and buy any one of them for their property.

In this article, we'll discuss the basic ideas you should have before going for the installation of a heating system. Let's begin with some basics of heat pumps and furnaces.

Types of Heat Pumps and Furnaces

Basically, there are three types of heat pumps which are

Furnaces have four main types.

Heat Pump or Furnace: Difference

Let's look at the contrast between these two systems.

Cost and installation

In terms of expense, the installation costs for heat pumps and furnaces are almost the same. But, that can't be a concrete reason to take these two mechanisms as equal. For example, the DIY method can go well with the heat pump installation but is not suitable for the furnaces. Furnaces are a better choice for the colder regions as heat pumps aren't as efficient as them in generating heat. Another advantage of the heat pump is it contributes to cooling the indoor atmosphere in summer.

Fuel

The fuel used for the heat pump is electricity. On the other hand, the furnace is run by different other fuels except electricity. Its use is also convenient for those places where natural gas is abundantly available.

Lifespan

Regarding durability also furnace will be a better option. The expected lifespan of a heat pump is 15 years whereas a furnace can serve nearly for 20 years if maintained properly. The maintenance of the furnaces is also simpler than the heat pumps.

Appearance

Another factor that would put the furnace first on the priority list is that a furnace doesn't have the restriction of places for installation. Heat pumps are generally installed in a large area. They can easily appear before the property owners or the visitors' sight. That might not be likable.

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