Furnace vs. Heat Pump: Do You Know the Difference?

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Both a furnace and a heat pump warm your house in winter.  However, the similarity between the two devices pretty much ends there. Actually, heat pumps share more components and functions with central air conditioners than with a conventional gas furnace.

While conventional gas furnaces generate heat with the combustion of natural gas, heat pumps are air-to-air units that cool and heat without combustion. Here’s a basic sketch of how heat pumps perform double duty.

How and Why Heat Pumps Are Thriving

According to the International Energy Agency, installations of heat pumps in the United States increased by 22% during 2022. For the very first time, heat pump sales in that year eclipsed the sales of conventional gas-fired furnaces. Some reasons why:

For more about the benefits of heat pump technology, contact the experts at Jackson and Sons.

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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