Heat Pumps vs. Gas Furnaces

With the heat turned up to “crispy hot” outside (if you’re in the south like us—you get it), we know that even thinking about all things heating is the furthest thing from your mind right now. But fall is just around the corner and with it comes cooler temps that will eventually slide us straight into winter.

Heat Pumps or Gas Furnaces

If you’re planning ahead (i.e., what all of you should be doing!!!), then thinking about heating systems is already on your mind. And with that comes the age-old heat pump vs. furnace debate!

Pros & Cons

Heat pumps run on electricity whilst furnaces typically run on either gas, oil, or electricity (we’ll dive into all three in October—keep your eyes peeled!). What are some factors that should be considered when talking about options with customers?

  • Climate
  • Budget
  • Maintenance and size requirements
  • Efficiency standards
  • Safety

Generally speaking, heat pumps produce less heat because they pull in heat from outside air and then transfer it indoors. So if you’re working in a climate that trends towards warmer temperatures, then a heat pump is more than likely what you’ll want to recommend to your customers. They’re more versatile AND they can also act as air conditioners in the summer months.

And while furnaces only provide heat, if you’re working in a cold climate—well then your customers are going to want to be toasty warm 24/7. In climates that are colder than what a heat pump would work in, gas furnaces work and fare much better than some heat pumps when it comes to energy efficiency. Plus, with the lower cost of natural gas vs. electric costs (it’s all relative these days, though), lifetime costs should be calculated as a win for this option!

Getting Down to Business

When it comes to deciding on which is better suited, sometimes having a helping hand is well…helpful! Kele is here to help you assess your needs, discuss all those pros and cons mentioned above, and create a custom solution that you’ll be proud to take to your customer. Visit us on kele.com or call today—Kele’s got you covered!

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