How to Heat Your Home: Heat Pumps vs. Electric Furnaces

When it comes to heating your home everyone has a preference, and everyone thinks that their preference is the “right” choice. With a question like which is the better heating option for your home in Florida, of course, there is no right or wrong answer, there is only the best choice for your home heating habits. You must consider how frequently you use your heater and to what extent in order to answer this question for yourself. There may not be one definitive answer when it comes to how best to heat your Boynton Beach home, but Astro Air Inc. is happy to provide some information to consider about both options to help you decide which is the best answer for your heating needs.

One argument that can be made in the defense of heat pumps in Florida is that they can function as both a heating and air conditioning unit. This is a great convenience, though some question the effectiveness of a heat pump. In extreme temperatures, heat pumps, because they do not consume a fuel to create energy but rather transfer existing heat into or out of your home, are not always able to keep up with the demand that is placed on them. A supplemental heating system can help prevent this from being a problem.

Another factor to consider is that for most of the year Florida is a relatively warm, if not actually hot, place to live. For some residents this means that an electric  furnace may be a bit excessive and that it is preferable to have just one system to both heat and cool your home, even if the heating that a heat pump provides is not as totally reliable.

The best way for you to make the right decision about how best to heat your Boynton Beach home is by consulting a home heating professional. Call the experts at Astro Air Inc. today to further discuss the pros and cons of both heat pumps and electric furnaces. We’ll help make sure that you are 100% satisfied with the decision that you make.

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