Heat Pump Vs. Furnace

November 12, 2018

Downers Grove, IL, and the surrounding area can be very cold in the winter, but it can also have hot summers with quite a bit of humidity at times. If you live there, you know you need good options to help keep your home comfortable all year round. Among those options are furnaces and heat pumps. But which one should you choose? That depends on exactly what you need and want, along with what you already have in your home and the budget you’re looking at. Heat Pumps Can Provide More Options A heat pump will give you more options than a furnace. Heat pumps have both heating and cooling capabilities, while furnaces can only offer heat. Because of that, heat pumps are more popular in areas where heating and cooling are both needed. That’s most parts of the country, but not all of them. Additionally, some people have other cooling methods, like window units, so they don’t want to add a heat pump to their existing furnace. If you use a heat pump for heating and cooling, though, you may be able to use less energy and save money. Your furnace can be used for supplemental heat when it’s...

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