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Gas Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Which is Right for You?

  • December 2015
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family enjoys warm homeWhen it comes to heating and cooling your home, people in Valparaiso, Porter County, and Griffith have some options. The most popular choices are heat pumps and gas furnaces, and many homeowners are unsure of the difference and what benefits each can bring to the table. The following information will help you decide which option is right for you and your home’s heating needs.

Heat Pump

A heat pump helps to transfer hot and cold air to areas where it is needed most. A heat pump typically consists of two units: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. This unit will take outside heat and move it inside when necessary, and it will take indoor heat and move it outside when necessary. Because the heat pump is moving heat instead of creating heat, it is typically a great option for mild temperatures. Plus, it’s also extremely cost- and energy-efficient.

Gas Furnace

Gas FurnanceA gas furnace is another option for Indiana homeowners. A gas furnace is used to convert natural gas to heat in order to warm up a home. When the thermostat recognizes that the room has dropped below a set temperature, the gas furnace will kick on. It will take the gas and create heat, and then it will use blowers to push the heat throughout the home through ductwork. Because the gas furnace creates heat, it’s a great way to easily warm up a home when the weather is extremely cold. Plus, there are many energy-efficient options available, so you can receive the warmth your home needs without worrying about cost or environmental footprint.

Make the Right Choice

When deciding between a heat pump vs. a gas furnace, be sure to make the right choice for your Griffith, Porter County, or Valparaiso home and your specific heating needs. Our team at Meyer’s Companies is always available to help provide you with more information on each one and help you make the right choice for your home. Give us a call today at 219-595-2932 to talk with a knowledgeable representative and keep your home warm this winter.