Heat Pumps vs. Gas Furnaces: The Hot and Cold of Both!

Heat Pump or Gas Furnace? Blue Heating & Cooling breaks it down for you if you are looking for a new heating system for your home. And if you still aren’t sure after reading this, call us and we’ll come evaluate your needs!

Heat Pumps: Pros & Cons

*Installation: Furnaces require an extensive ventilation system so if you’re home doesn’t already accommodate this, then it can be much more expensive.

*Efficiency: Electric heat pumps are usually significantly more energy efficient than gas-operated furnaces.

*Monthly Cost: Usually, electricity rates are lower than natural gas.

*Sound: Furnaces usually make more noise than heat pumps.

*Safety. There is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning with the use of a heat pump.

*Effectiveness. In periods of extremely cold weather, a heat pump is not as effective at heating a home.

Gas Furnaces: Pros and Cons 

*Lifespan: Gas furnaces usually last longer than heat pumps.

*Fewer Parts: A gas furnace has fewer mechanical parts than a heat pump so that usually means fewer things to break down.

*Safety: A gas leak could result in an explosion or fire.

*Cleanliness: Gas combustion can result in poor indoor air quality.

If you have any questions, give us a call and we will come out to evaluate your needs!  No sweat!!