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Heat Pump vs. Furnace, Which Is Better? | Howell's Heating & Air

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on January 11, 2018

In Central Virginia's climate,  the ideal scenario is to have a furnace serve as the alternative heat source when you have a heat pump system.  Installing both a heat pump and furnace is not always financially feasible. In this article, we’ll discuss a few factors that will help settle the heat pump vs furnace argument and hopefully lead you to the right decision.

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Topics: heat pump, furnace, Gas Furnace, heat pump estimate

Cost of Gas Heat Vs. Electric Heat

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 30, 2017

Between the cost of gas heat and the cost of electric heat, which is more expensive? Ultimately, the costs of gas heat versus electric heat are dependent on multiple factors - the type of system you have, whether your house is powered by renewable energy or not, and so on.

In general, we'd argue that the best and most affordable alternative for our Richmond, VA climate is one that has a gas furnace combined with an electric heat pump or geothermal heat pump. In other words, the answer is, both!

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Topics: Gas Furnace, Cost of Heat Pump

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