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Furnace or Heat Pump? You Decide!

We totally understand that finding the perfect heating system for your home can be a bit overwhelming—there’s an awful lot to consider, and you want to make sure you’re making the right choice! But have no fear! Your heating experts in Washington, DC are here!

Two of our favorite heating systems available today are the furnace and the heat pump. Why? Because they’re awesome! In fact, each of these systems offer a number of unique benefits and below, we have outlined some of them for you. That way, you can decide for yourself which system is best. So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to learn more!

Let’s Get Started!

Take a look at the benefits of furnaces and heat pumps:

First, Let’s Talk About Furnaces

Furnaces are by far the most popular home heating systems on the market today. Why? Because they’re efficient, effective, and reliable—these forced-air systems are capable of lasting for upwards of 15 years!

Furnaces come in two different models:

  • Gas Furnaces: Natural gas is a widely available and efficient fuel source, so we recommend one of these systems if your home has access to natural gas lines.
  • Electric Furnaces: Electric furnaces are definitely super-efficient. Electricity can be rather expensive but, if you live in an area where electricity is relatively cheap, then you might want to consider this type of system.

Installing a furnace is a great way to keep you and your family warm and toasty, no matter the temperature outside. Ask our experts about furnace installation today.

Now, Onto Heat Pumps

Heat pumps work much like a traditional air conditioner, relying on the flow of refrigerant to transfer heat from one place to another. But, what sets the heat pump apart from a standard AC is the reversing valve, which reverses the direction the refrigerant flows through the system. This allows home heating in addition to cooling!

That’s right: with just one system you’ll be able to heat and cool your home! And not only that, but these systems are super-efficient, highly effective, and come in both ducted and ductless models, so no matter how much space you have, you’ll be able to find a system suited for you!

What Will You Choose?

Like we mentioned above, both of these systems are equally awesome, so you really can’t go wrong with either. Of course, though, the best way to make sure that you make the right decision for your home is by hiring a certified HVAC professional to help you out.

When you hire a professional, you can be sure that the system installed in your home is the one that is best suited for your unique comfort and budget needs—installing a new system is definitely not a job for amateurs. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort and your budget, you don’t want to take any risks.

To learn more about the benefits of furnaces and heat pumps, or to find out how you can get one in your home, contact Polar Bear Ai Conditioning & Heating. 

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