Heat pumps and gas furnaces are two popular options for heating a home. But they work in very different ways, and each have their own pros and cons.
A gas furnace is not always the best way to heat a home. If you do not have gas lines leading to your home, then a gas furnace cannot be installed. They can also produce extremely hot heat, which means that the temperature in your home can quickly reach the setting on your thermostat. This can leave cold spots around your home and cause dry skin.
Heat pumps can actually be a better choice in certain regions such as the Southeast like the Kingsport area, where winters are milder. In areas that do not experience temperatures below freezing, a heat pump consumes less energy and can be more efficient than a furnace.
The upfront cost for installing a heat pump is usually cheaper than the cost to install a furnace. Also, if you don’t have natural gas lines running to your home, you have to have the gas lines installed in order to use a gas furnace, and this can be extremely expensive.
Call Kingsport HVAC Pros to help you solve these questions for your heating and cooling requirements. Contact us today at 423-205-6846.
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