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Is a Gas Furnace or a Heat Pump Best for Lexington Homes?

Heating & Cooling

Gas furnaces and heat pumps are both amazing options for heating homes in Lexington and the surrounding areas.  Each system has its own strengths and weaknesses.  Before buying a new system, you should examine and weigh the pros and cons of each.  Climate Control wants to make sure our customers and future customers have all the information they need to make an informed buying decision.

Benefits of a Heat Pump

Heat pumps offer both heating and cooling with one system.  The system includes both indoor and outdoor components.  Heat pumps utilize electricity as a power source and offer excellent energy efficiency.  A heat pump also offers:

  • Budget-friendly installation and monthly operating costs
  • Performance is smooth and quiet
  • Zero chance of carbon monoxide poisoning

Disadvantages of a Heat Pump

  • More mechanical parts means more chance of a breakdown
  • More breakdowns lead to more money spent on repairs
  • Heat pumps struggle to heat homes efficiently in below freezing temperatures

Benefits of a Gas Furnace

The benefits of a gas furnace rely on having a properly installed and correctly sized unit for your home.  A gas furnace only has one unit that is indoors, which keeps it clear from dirt, debris, and insects which can infiltrate an outdoor unit.  Other benefits include:

  • Longevity for up to 15-20 years when properly maintained
  • Quickly heats a room
  • High-efficiency models utilize fuel effectively to save you money

Disadvantages of a Gas Furnace

  • Risk of gas leak and carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cost of fuel can be high
  • Higher chance of poor indoor air quality due to possible gas and carbon monoxide leaks

Residents in and around the Lexington area should contact Climate Control today! We have knowledgeable professionals ready to answer your questions and install a new heat pump or furnace in your home.

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