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Heat Pump vs. Furnace? Weigh the Evidence

Brrrr! It’s been several weeks since a lousy thief snuck into town and stole our toasty warm outdoor weather. Here at Texas Air Authorities, we’ve issued an all points bulletin for our No. 1 suspect: Mother Nature. So, please keep your eyes and ears open. If you see her lurking about, give the good guys at Texas Air Authorities a call. We’ll bring her to justice.

In the meantime, we hope our friends in Arlington and nearby territories are protecting your homesteads from her chilly handiwork. If that means you’re on the lookout for a smart, economical way to keep your indoor space cozy and warm, you might want to consider a heat pump. At Texas Air Authorities, we are the team you want on the case for all of your heat pump weaponry—from heat pump replacement and installation in Arlington, TX, to heat pump repair service in Grand Prairie, TX.

When you’re in the market for a new heater, it’s natural to weigh the evidence for a heat pump vs. a furnace. One important factor to consider is that Texas winters aren’t usually that harsh. Furnaces offer a lot of firepower, sometimes too much firepower. Our skilled and experienced technicians will be happy to explore the pros and cons of heat pumps and furnaces with you, paying close attention to your specific location, indoor space, budget and comfort needs.

Know the Difference

You might be asking yourself: What is the difference is between a furnace and a heat pump? Good question! A furnace uses fuel to create its own source of heat. It can be expensive to operate and could be more equipment than you need if you live where temperatures rarely dip below freezing.

Instead of using fuel, a heat pump pulls warmth from the outside air and uses it to heat your indoor space. A heat pump is a popular choice here in the south and coastal areas where winters are mild. However, it won’t perform properly when temperatures dip below freezing.

The typical lifespan of a heat pump is slightly less—10 to 15 years for a heat pump compared to 20 to 30 years for a furnace. However, regular maintenance visits from Texas Air Authorities and proper care can keep a heat pump up and running efficiently and affordably for a long time.

Plenty of Pump Action

A heat pump is a great source of energy-efficient heat, saving you money on your energy bills without compromising your comfort. It also serves double duty, taking on the role of your air conditioner during the summer months. It can be cheaper to install, especially if your home lacks the ventilation that a furnace needs to operate properly. Plus, a heat pump runs quietly and does not put your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

We’ve highlighted many of the advantages of a heat pump. However, there are pros and cons of both heating systems. That’s why the good guys at Texas Air Authorities offer both heat pumps and furnaces. We want our customers to have the choices they deserve and the services they need, including heating repair in Kennedale, TX, and beyond. Interested in learning more? Give us a jingle at 817.402.3576 or fill out our online form.