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Should I Get a Heat Pump or a Furnace?


We completely understand that choosing the perfect heating system can be a bit overwhelming — there are just so many great options to pick from!

Two options that we highly recommend are the furnace and the heat pump, and below, we have outlined the benefits of each! All you have to do is keep reading to find out more, and of course, remember to contact us when you need heating system installation in Indianapolis.

Take a Closer Look at Your Options

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of furnaced and heat pumps:

Let’s Talk Furnace

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 all winter long!

What About 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!

Which Will You Choose?

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

A certified HVAC professional will be able to asses the unique layout of your home to determine exactly which system will be the best fit for your heating needs.

Professional Installation Matters

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.

And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for a questionably low price, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much much more in the long run.

Want to learn more about the benefits of furnaces and heat pumps? All you have to do is contact the team at Vital Heating & Air. Your Comfort is Vital!

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