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Furnace v.s. Heat Pump: What Team are You On?

Okay, for the most part, we would never force you to choose sides. However, we don’t mind a little friendly competition! Choosing which heating system to install in your home can feel more like the Olympic Games more than it does a simple decision, so heck, we decided to treat it as such!

Below, we have outlined some of the benefits of each system for you — that way, you can decide which one better suits your needs. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call our team for all things heat pumps and furnaces in Westport, CT!)

Our First Event: The Furnace Freestyle

Furnaces are by far the most popular home heating systems on the market today. Why? Because they’re efficient, effective, and reliable — in fact, these forced-air systems are capable of lasting for upwards of 15 years!

Furnaces come in two different models:

  • Gas Furnaces: Natural gas is a widely available and efficient fuel source, so we recommend one of these systems if your home has access to natural gas lines.
  • Electric Furnaces: Electric furnaces are definitely super-efficient. Electricity can be rather expensive but, if you live in an area where electricity is relatively cheap, then you might want to consider this type of system.

Installing a furnace is a great way to keep you and your family warm and toasty all winter long!

Up Next: The Heat Pump Hurdles

Heat pumps work much like a traditional air conditioner, relying on the flow of refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. But, what sets the heat pump apart from a standard AC is the reversing valve, which reverses the direction the refrigerant flows through the system. This allows for home heating in addition to cooling!

That’s right: with just one system you’ll be able to heat and cool your home! And not only that, but these systems are super efficient, highly effective, and come in both ducted and ductless models, so no matter how much space you have, you’ll be able to find a system suited for you!

So, Who Takes the Gold?

Well, that’s up to you to decide! (Well, actually, the best way to ensure that you make the right decision for your home is by hiring a certified HVAC professional for the job!)

When you hire a professional for your installation services, you can be sure that your system is going to work as efficiently and as effectively as possible, for as long as possible. Only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, training, and expertise to accurately asses your home, select the best system for it, and install that system accordingly. Trust us, you don’t want to hire just any ‘handyman’ for the job! See, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks!

To learn more about the benefits of heat pumps and furnaces, contact the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.  

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