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Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces: Which Is Right for Your Pennsylvania Home?

When it comes to heating a home, there are a few options. Furnaces have been popular for a long time, but heat pumps are having their moment. These systems move heat from one space to another to provide warmth, working very efficiently in the process.

It can be tough to tell which type of heating system is right for you. If you’re in the market for a new heating system, consider the benefits of heat pumps before purchasing another furnace.

Heat Pumps: What Are the Pros?

Heat pumps offer a variety of benefits compared to furnaces. The first advantage of these systems is their ability to both heat and cool.

A furnace will only provide heat, while a heat pump moves heat from inside the house to the outside for cooling and vice versa for heating.

Another major perk of heat pumps is their energy efficiency. They use far less energy to heat and cool your home. Gas and electric furnaces will use more energy, costing you more in the long run.

In general, heat pumps are also less expensive to install compared to other HVAC options. Installing a new furnace and air conditioner is usually more costly than installing a single heat pump to do both.

Finally, heat pumps don’t rely on burning any fuel except for a bit of electricity. This greatly reduces the amount of potential air pollutants in your home. Gas furnaces and wood stoves can put a lot of debris into your air, while a heat pump won’t add anything to the air.

Is a Heat Pump Right for My Home?

Several factors need to be considered when choosing to install a heat pump in your home. The size of your home will be important. Large homes may struggle to stay warm with a heat pump, but smaller homes may be perfectly fine to stay heated all winter.

Another factor is the cold temperatures in certain areas around Pennsylvania. Some areas are much colder than others, and a heat pump may not be as effective. In other areas, however, temperatures barely go below freezing, and a heat pump can be more than sufficient.

It’s best to talk with a professional HVAC technician like the pros at BVSM Heating & Air Conditioning before deciding. We can discuss your needs and help you determine if a heat pump or furnace is best for you.

You Can’t Go Wrong With BVSM Heating & Air Conditioning

For nearly 70 years, BVSM has been making homes more comfortable. Our NATE-certified technicians are experts in their work and use the best tools to install the best HVAC systems.

We also provide furnace and air conditioner repairs, replacements, and maintenance. Look to our team to get your HVAC system working right.

Schedule a heating system installation today — call BVSM at 724-417-9550 to get started.

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