Understanding the Core Differences Between Heat Pumps and Furnaces

If you’ve purchased a new home or you’re looking to upgrade the heating system that’s currently installed on your property, you should understand the differences between a heat pump and furnace, both of which are designed to provide for all of your heating needs. Once you know more about how these systems differ, you can decide which option is right for you.

What Is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a type of system that’s very similar to an air conditioner but with the added benefit of including a heating component. These systems can be placed in cooling mode during the summer, which allows them to operate as an air conditioner. A heat pump doesn’t create heat, which makes it very energy-efficient. Instead, these systems remove heat from the outside air before transferring it indoors, which is done with electricity. Heat pumps can also be zoned, which means that you can set the system to different temperatures for each room in your home.

What Is a Furnace?

A furnace is a system that makes use of fuel to create heat that’s circulated throughout the home. This heat can be created from such fuel sources as oil, gas or electricity. A furnace is particularly beneficial in really cold climates since it effectively heats the home no matter the temperature outside. Even if the temperature is at -5 degrees Fahrenheit, the interiors of your home will still be warm. If you’re interested in having a furnace installed, we provide installation services to all of Burbank and the surrounding areas.

How We Can Help You

Here at Certified Service, we offer a wide range of heating and air conditioning services that are designed to meet your every need. Our standard heating and air conditioning services extend to repair, maintenance and installation services for any system you own. The maintenance services that we provide include a performance tune-up that should make your system more efficient while also extending the life of the system. All of these services are provided to you by skilled technicians with years of experience.

Whether you require our repair services for your furnace or need to have a heat pump installed, contact us today to schedule a service call.

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