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Heat Pump Vs Gas Furnace: Which One to Choose?

Jan. 07, 2022

Heat pumps and furnaces heat your home - but in very different ways. Find out how and which system might be right for you.

When it comes to heating your home - you have a variety of options. Unless you're a seasoned professional, knowing how to choose the right heating system can be overwhelming. Don't worry, here's what you need to know to make the right choice.


What is a heat pump?

A heat pump, part of a central heating and cooling system, uses outdoor air to heat your home in the winter and cool it in the summer. Basically, this means that your heat pump will be used as an air conditioner when the weather gets hot and as a heater when it gets cold outside - making the heat pump a versatile product. In addition to its flexibility, a heat pump is energy efficient. Think of a heat pump as a heat transmitter, constantly moving hot air from one place to another, reaching places where it is needed or not, depending on the season. In the winter, the pump extracts heat from the outdoor air or ground and distributes it to your home. In the summer, the hot air in your home is exhausted, creating a cooler indoor environment.

All In One Heat Pump Top

 All In One Heat Pump Top     

What is a furnace?

As part of a central heating and cooling system, a furnace converts fuel into comfortable heat that is then delivered to your home. 

All furnaces consist of four main components: 

1) a burner that delivers and burns the fuel

2) a heat exchanger

3) a blower and 

4) a flue used as a gas by-product exhaust. Depending on your situation, region, and needs, you can choose a heating system using either natural gas or oil as fuel.


Energy Efficiency

Under ideal conditions, heat pumps transmit 300% more energy than they consume. By comparison, a high-efficiency gas furnace is about 95% efficient. The heat pump is powered by electricity, so you can make significant savings in fuel consumption. It is more than 100% efficient in all temperate climates and can be used as a heater and air conditioner. All-in-one heat pumps are compact and space-saving units designed for the efficient production of domestic hot water. They represent the latest generation of "air to water" heat transfer technology, ensuring the highest energy efficiency ratings. Ideal for providing uninterrupted hot water anywhere in the home while saving up to 75-80% on heating costs.

All In One Heat Pump (Wall-Mounted)

 All In One Heat Pump (Wall-Mounted)   

Air Quality

Your heat pump or gas furnace system can both consider the same indoor air quality (IAQ). Products such as whole-house air purifiers or fresh air breathers are excellent choices for maximizing your home's air quality!


Generally speaking, the air from a heat pump isn't as hot as what you get from a gas furnace. It still makes your home warmer. In contrast to the dry, hot air of a furnace, heat pumps circulate naturally moist air - so they don't dry out your skin like the heat of a furnace does.


Service life and maintenance

Gas furnaces typically last longer than heat pumps. A properly maintained furnace can last 20 years or more. Heat pumps, such as air conditioners, more commonly have a life expectancy of 15 years. Because the heating elements of a gas furnace are used only a few months per year, maintenance requirements are lower than those of a heat pump. Gas furnaces also have fewer mechanical parts than heat pumps, which means there are fewer things that can break down or malfunction.

If you want to get more information about the best all-in-one heat pump, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  

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