Furnaces are powered by gas through heating a series of tubes in the device, using a blower to push air across the tubes and into the ducts distributing it throughout the home. A combination of ducts and filters keep the home’s air moving smoothly and cleanly. Furnaces last upwards of 15-25 years with proper maintenance.
A heat pump system offers an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace. Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to move heat from a cool space to warm space, making the cool space cooler and the warm space warmer. During the winter, the heat pump system will move heat from the cool outdoors into your warm home. The main benefit of a heat pump system is it’s ability to reduce the electricity you use for heating by as much as 30% to 40%.
Ductless Heat Pump
A ductless heat pump system is a great fit for add-ons to houses or areas where there isn’t a ducted heating system. They can also be beneficial in very efficient new homes that require only a small space heating system. The main advantage of a ductless heat pump is their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating individual rooms. Considering the average ductwork in a home can leak as much as 30% (wasting $.30 for every dollar you spend on heating and cooling bills) ductless can be a very efficient, with no ductwork involved.