If you’re having a heating system installed in your Lake City, Georgia, home, you can choose from a furnace or a heat pump. Are you wondering which system is best for you? Understanding how each system works will help you make the right decision.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for both heating and cooling your home. It transfers warm air from one place to another. In the summer, it can be used as an air conditioner, taking warm air out of your home and replacing it with cool air. In the winter, it works in reverse by pumping warm air into your home.


As part of a central heating system, a furnace burns fuel to create heat and distributes the heat around the house. The furnace can run on oil or gas and has four primary components — burners, heat exchangers, a blower, and a flue to remove harmful gases such as carbon monoxide.

Heat Pump Advantages

A heat pumps runs solely on electricity which makes it energy efficient. As it can also be used as an air conditioner, you don’t need two separate systems so you can save on fuel costs. Heat pumps also cost less to have installed.

A heat pump improves your indoor air quality, as it doesn’t produce carbon monoxide that could potentially leak. The heat that’s produced isn’t as dry as a furnace’s.

Furnace Advantages

A furnace is usually cheaper to buy than a heat pump. Your maintenance costs will be lower because you only use it a few months out of the year. This also gives it a longer lifespan. Because it has fewer moving parts than a heat pump, a furnace also has less chance of a breakdown.

For complete peace of mind, contact Corbin Comfort Systems at (770) 942-2873. We can assess your needs and advise you on the best HVAC system for you.

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