Boiler vs. Furnace vs. Heat Pump: What's the Difference?
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Boiler vs. Furnace vs. Heat Pump: What’s the Difference?

Heating Unit Difference

There is some confusion when people are trying to understand the difference between a furnace, a boiler, and a heat pump. Although all three put off warm air, there are a few differences to them as well. A HVAC professional can help you decide which option will be the right choice for your home. You might want to go with a furnace if you are looking for one of the least expensive initial startup costs. You could go with a boiler if you want consistent heat without any air drafts. A heat pump is going to be an efficient choice since it gathers heat instead of making it. Talk with a HVAC professional to see which one will work best for your unique situation.


A furnace uses air movement to heat your home. You will need to clean out your air filter or change it about every month to make sure that you have a good air quality in your home and that your furnace is working the way that it needs to be. This heating system is going to be affordable to start up with. Your 4Front Energy can be used for heating and cooling, so your home can stay comfortable all year.


The initial costs of a boiler may be a little higher, but it will be an efficient system once you get it installed. A boiler uses steam to heat your home. It will provide a reliable heat source and heat water as well. There will be minimal maintenance with a boiler, and it is a quiet option for your home as well.

Heat Pump

A heat pump uses the heat from the ground, air, or water to warm your home. It does not make heat, but instead collects it. This type of system is a great choice for those living in a moderate climate. A heat pump system can heat and cool your home. Talk with an HVAC professional to see if it will be a good fit for your location.

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When you are in need of HVAC experts, we can help. Our team at 4Front Energy is standing by to assist you with all of your heating needs. We can help you decide if a furnace, boiler, or heat pump will be right for your home. Contact us today to get started.

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