Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces In North Montgomery Homes

heat pumps vs. furnaces

Heat Pumps vs. Furnaces

Choosing a new heating system for your North Montgomery home can be overwhelming without an expansive knowledge of HVAC systems. However, gaining a base knowledge of the different types of systems can help! Read this article and take some time to consider what type of system might work best for central Alabama winters. Then, talk to a professional to help you narrow down the right heating system for your home, family, and budget. heat pumps vs. furnaces


There are two types of furnaces: gas and electric. Gas furnaces heat your home by burning combustible fuels. They either use natural gas or propane. Electric furnaces run off electricity, and they heat your home by pushing air over a hot element, heating it up before it enters your home.

The furnaces offered by Barrett Heating & Cooling offer reliable comfort and are, most importantly, safe and simple when it comes to operation. We always recommend high-efficiency furnaces that will keep your home warm on the coldest of winter days.  

Platinum 95 Furnace:

The Platinum 95 Furnace offers the best in efficiency by optimizing humidity and percent of fuel burned. It will provide you with the best comfort levels and lowest energy bills. With its variable-speed fan motor, it runs quietly and distributes warm air evenly throughout every room of your home. 

Gas S9V2-VS Gas Furnace:

This gas furnace is the quietest we have to offer! It provides efficient performance with consistent flow of warm, comfortable air. This variable speed system is also designed to accommodate virtually any home with its innovative cabinet design.

Platinum 80 Series Gas Furnace

The Platinum series earned its name by incorporating AccuLink™ capability, continuous Comfort-R™ mode, and an array of other innovative features. It gives you increased comfort with high efficiency, so it’s sure to keep you happy in your home.

Heat Pumps

A heat pump can work as an air conditioner or a heating system by using one refrigerant line. They use outside air and pressurized refrigerant lines to absorb heat and emit it into your home. Heat pumps from American Standard are great because they keep your home cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. They can even regulate your home’s humidity.

When it comes to heat pumps, you can trust Barrett Heating & Cooling to help you decide on the best system for your home, family, and budget.

AccuComfort™ Platinum 20 Heat Pump:

The Platinum 20 Heat Pump is the most efficient on the market. This heat pump uses variable speed heating and cooling to maximize home comfort at a lower operating cost. It offers the quietest operation compared to its nearest competitors, and it even operates continually instead of cycling on and off. This system can improve heating capacity by as much as 20% while lowering your bills by as much as 50% per year.

Silver 15 Heat Pump:

The Silver 15 Heat Pump provides consistent comfort and efficiency through single-stage heating and cooling. This system comes at a great value and even reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Many models meet efficiency requirements for a federal energy tax credit when installed as part of a complete system. Even better, it still offers quiet operation and durable elements. 

Silver 14 Heat Pump:

Like the Silver 15, the Silver 14 Heat Pump provides increased comfortability throughout your home with high efficiency levels to save you money. This system also comes at a great value and is a win-win for you and the environment. 

Which Do I Choose?

Heat pumps work extremely well in mild winter climates. When temperatures drop below freezing, heat pumps must begin generating heat, instead of moving it, causing energy bills to be higher. However, in mild Montgomery winters, a heat pump could save you money overall. 

A furnace can be placed into your home without interfering with your current duct system. It runs off of natural gas or propane which tends to be cheaper than electricity, however it may not provide as high of efficiency as a heat pump. 

Before choosing the system you believe is right for you, consult with a licensed professional from Barrett Heating & Cooling. We offer in-home estimates to properly determine the system that will work best for your specific needs. We will always take your situation into consideration when discussing our different options with you.

Learn More

If you have any questions about home heating, contact us! Barrett Heating & Cooling is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Prattville, AL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have. heat pumps vs. furnaces

You may call us at (334) 365-2011 or email us at info@barrettcooling.com. Be sure to find us on Facebook and Instagram. heat pumps vs. furnaces