Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Choosing Between 2 Heating Options for Your Texas Home
Fall is in full swing, and winter is right around the corner. Living in the Houston area, we receive some of the hottest and humid summers in the United States. However, just because we live in a hot climate doesn’t mean it still can’t get chilly in the winter.
In fact, the average low in winter is around 45 degrees. Additionally, there can be 10 or more nights where the temperature drops below freezing! Needless to say, Houston area residents still need a heating source for those chilly winter days. But what type of heating is best for you?
At 75 Degree AC, we install and service furnaces and heat pumps. Here’s your guide to the best heating sources for your Houston home!
The furnace is one of the most classic ways to heat your Texas home in the modern day. If you are considering installing a furnace or are interested in the repair of your old one to get it into working condition, let’s take a look at how they work.
A furnace uses a forced air method to heat your home. The burner in the furnace ignites natural gas or propane. The flame that is ignited heats up a component called a metal heat exchanger. This heat exchanger then transfers heat to the incoming air.
The furnace’s blower forces the heat into the vents and the ductwork, distributing it throughout your Texas home. As the warm air spreads throughout the room, cold air will be sucked in the vents which will bring it to the metal heat exchanger; repeating the process.
A furnace is a great option for your Texas home, as it doesn’t require full power to use. It can get chilly, but Texas winters are mild. So, when you need a little heat at a little cost to operate, the furnace is a great choice!
Heat pumps are one of the most cost-effective, energy-efficient ways to heat your Texas home. Heat pumps work by pulling cold air from outside your home and storing it in a refrigeration coolant. The coolant is compressed which increases the temperature and is spread throughout your home.
Since heat pumps only run a few components needing electricity, it is one of the most affordable ways to add subtle heat to your home!
Contact 75 Degree AC for Heating Services
When you need to install either a furnace or heat pump in your Texas home, call on 75 Degree AC! We also proudly provide air condition repair and installation, along with indoor air quality services as well.
Schedule service online or give us a call at 713-598-2737 today!