Nothing heats your home quicker and more efficiently than natural gas. Air from a natural gas furnace is up to 25 degrees warmer than air from an electric heat pump, so there are no cool drafts in the winter.
When it comes to home heating there are a few different options.
Furnace – Operates using natural gas, typically provides warmer air than a heat pump because it’s actually converting gas to heat, as opposed to moving warmer air to cooler places like the heat pump operates.
Heat Pump – Operates using electricity, typically best for milder temperature regions that require moderate heating and cooling. There are different types of heat pumps but the most common is the air-source heat pump, which transfers heat between your house and the outside air.
Dual Fuel Heat Pump – Operates on both electricity and natural gas (or heating oil), a dual fuel heat pump primarily runs on electricity and switches over to another energy source, natural gas, when temperatures get too cold for the heat pump to provide warm enough air.