Winters in Metro Dallas are generally mild, but you still need a heating system to secure your comfort. When Blue Northers roll through the region, temperatures can drop below 50 degrees for days at a time. A new furnace or heat pump installation ensures you’ll stay warm and toasty all winter long. Which type of heating system is best? Explore the differences between heat pumps and furnaces to determine the right choice for you.
How A Furnace and Heat Pump Heat
Furnaces and heat pumps use two different technologies to warm your home. Furnaces heat the air by burning fuel in a combustion chamber. A blower then circulates the heated air through air ducts to your living spaces. Heat pumps use electricity to move heat rather than generate it. In the winter, they extract heat from the outside air and distribute it through ductwork or individual air handlers. They can also reverse operation to keep you cool during the summer.
Evaluate Your Options
A new heating installation offers opportunities to elevate your comfort and lower your energy bills. The optimal choice depends on your unique heating needs and personal preferences:
- If you already have a forced-air cooling system, a new furnace can share the existing ductwork.
- For homes without ductwork, a ductless heat pump gives you an affordable way to enjoy room-by-room comfort.
- When compared to electric heaters, heat pumps can lower your electricity use for heating by 50 percent.
- Furnaces deliver air at a well-baked 120 degrees, warming your home quickly with less air movement.
- Heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling, providing an all-in-one solution to your comfort needs.
Whether you’re interested in a heat pump or furnace installation, proper installation makes all the difference. At Metro Air Conditioning, Heating & Services, we ensure that every heating system we install delivers optimum performance. To learn more, explore our heating services or call (214) 390-3740.