07-29-2013 07:11 PM
I recently bought a house that has a gas furnace. I would like to convert to electric but I keep getting conflicting information. I used to live in a house with an electric furnace and no heat pump. When I ask local heating and air companies, they say if I'm getting an electric furnace they suggest a heat pump. I've looked up information and I don't see why I would need a heat pump, but I'm being told I need one. So, my question is, do I need a heat pump if I have an electric furnace?
Thank you for your time and help.
07-29-2013 07:46 PM
Hi lison1derland ,
You do not need a heat pump; however in most locations a heat pump makes more sense.
A heat pump will allow you to heat and cool your home with just one appliance, while an electric furnace would require a separate a/c unit to cool your home in the summer.
In most parts of the country, a gas furnace will cost much less to operate than an electric furnace.
Although an electric furnace will require less maintenance.
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