|Posted by Central Air LLC, Heating and Air Conditioning, Hendersonville North Carolina, South Carolina on June 10, 2019 at 2:25 PM|
I'm asked all the time which HVAC system is better: Heat pump or straight air conditioning with gas heat. My answer is it depends. For the air conditioning side of things the heat pump or straight air conditioning system will cool your home basically the same as-long-as the SEER rating are the same. On the heating side there is a difference. The air that comes out of the supply vents will feel noticeable warmer with gas heat than with a heat pump and with gas heat is your only option for heat. With a heat pump you have backup electric heat strips that will assist the heat pump during very cold weather or that can be used for heat if something goes wrong with the outside condenser. To me it is a matter of what you like. I have found with some older people that they prefer gas heat due to the warmer air flow and the ability to quickly heat the home. I have also found that budget minded people prefer a heat pump to heat with due to the reduced cost over purchasing propane or natural gas. No matter which HVAC unit you choose to heat and cool your home you need to have semi-annual preventive maintenance performed by a qualified HVAC company.