Home Furnace VS. Boiler: Which Is Better?

How much do you know about heat pump and furnaces? Whether you own one or the other, you should know the benefits that come with both. Once you know the benefits of both, you can then begin to make the best decision for your home. So which option is a better fit? Here’s how you can decide:

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You’ll Want To Consider Location And Climate

You’ll want to consider your climate. Heat pumps work by transferring heat from outside the home to inside the house, making furnaces the better choice for colder winters. If your winters are mild, you’ll still want to consider both. 

Think Of Your Budget

If you are looking for something more budget-friendly, check the power source that fuels it. Heat pumps run on electricity, and so do some furnaces, but not all. Some furnaces run on fuel and in the long run, could cost a little bit more to run. Before making your purchase keep fuel cost in mind. 

The Benefits And Lifespan

Heat pumps can also be an excellent source of cooling off the home too. By reversing their process, and bringing the hot air from inside the house to out, you can utilize your heat pump year round. Not only is it versatile, but it’s also just as affordable as some AC units. If you are looking for something with longevity, a furnace is it. With almost double the lifespan, furnaces make up for the replacement savings by having a higher initial cost. 

Looking to keep your Salt Lake City home’s heating and air systems operating at its best? Schedule your tune-up with the experts Scott Hale Plumbing, Heating & Air today