Best Heating System for Southwestern Ontario — Heat Pump or Furnace?
- Advice, Fahrhall, Heat pump, Heating Service
As heat pumps—also called ductless mini-split systems—become more popular in Southwestern Ontario, more homeowners are considering installing this alternate heating system when it comes time for a furnace replacement. Deciding on a heat pump or furnace will depend on a number of factors, and it’s important to choose a new heating system that meets your specific needs.
|Heat Pump or Furnace – What’s the Difference?
A heat pump uses electricity and refrigerant to transfer heat. In the summer, heat from inside the home is transferred outside and in the winter, heat from the outdoor air to transferred inside.
A furnace generates heat from a fuel source, either burning oil or natural gas or using electricity.
A heat pump system replaces not only the furnace but air conditioner as well. If you’ve just upgraded your AC system and are now looking to upgrade your furnace, remember that ductless systems provide both heating and cooling.
If you’re building an addition to your home or have a home without ductwork—a heat pump is a perfect solution as it doesn’t require ducts to distribute air throughout the home. Instead, mounted indoor units are directly connected to the outdoor unit.
Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient and allow for zoned heating and cooling—which ensures you’re only heating (or cooling) areas of the home that are currently being used, furthering energy savings.
In some instances, installing a new high-efficiency furnace makes the most sense, while other time a ductless system is the better choice. If you need help deciding between a heat pump or furnace, contact a sales representative at Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists. We will take the time to discuss the advantages of both systems and help you pick the right product for your home and needs.
We have been providing quality furnace repair, furnace service and furnace installation in the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. Choose Fahrhall for all your heating needs and experience the difference excellence and experience makes.