What Is the Difference Between A Furnace and A Heat Pump?

Are you in the market for a new heating system? If so, keep reading. One of the most basic questions you must answer to narrow down the search is “do I want a furnace or a heat pump based system?” Many homeowners have trouble answering this question, since they do not know the difference between the two. We are here to set the record straight.

Furnaces use flame to heat the air. The air is then circulated throughout your home through a system of ducts and vents. According to Angie’s list, new furnaces are 98% more energy efficient than an older model. Oil, natural gas or electricity can power a furnace.

Heat Pumps
Heat pumps generate warm air from outside air and derive power from electricity. Heat pumps make your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Therefore, heat pumps work hard all year long to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Furnaces, on the other hand, are only intended for heating your home in the wintertime.

Now matter what your decision is, Air Treatment Company can help. Our NATE certified technicians can install a furnace or heat pump in your home with ease. If you want to stay warm and toasty this winter, give us a call at (703) 270-0881.

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