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Gas Furnaces vs. Heat Pumps: Which is Right for My Home?

If you are trying to choose the components of a new heating system of your home, the number of options can be quite daunting. One of the biggest decisions is whether you choose a gas furnace alone or to upgrade to a heat pump. Learn more about what each of these products is, and how you can get started choosing the right one that will meet all of your needs.

Gas Furnace

A gas furnace is the basic system that produces the heat for your home – in fact, it’s been the go-to heating solution in homes for decades. Because it uses natural gas, it’s more environmentally-friendly than some other heating solutions, and it has a nice, long lifespan. Gas furnaces are especially preferred in areas with extremely cold weather.

However, gas furnaces only work well if you already have access to natural gas or live in a climate with extremely cold temperatures, which means gas furnaces may not always be the best choice for homeowners in Fayetteville.

Heat Pump

A heat pump, on the other hand, is an increasingly popular heating solution. It works by moving heat from one place to another – in the winter, moving it inside to warm your house, and in the summer, moving the hot air outside to cool it. This means that heat pumps are year-round solutions, not just a heating solution. It also means that heat pumps work better in moderate climates, such as North Carolina’s.

Your HVAC professional can look over your particular home and help you make the decision as to which option will work best for you. Making the right choice can make a big difference in your comfort and how much you spend each month on your utility bills.

If you need further assistance, please contact the home comfort specialists at Blanton’s with any questions, concerns or to schedule an appointment. Your satisfaction is our number one concern, and we would love to help you choose the product that is right for you.