We’ve had a cold winter than usual this year in Southern California. It’s brought people’s attention to their central heating systems, which often go ignored—and sometimes never even turn on during the winter. But the season this year is an important lesson about how essential a quality heating system is, even in Los Angeles.
The two most common types of central heating systems in our climate are the furnace and the heat pump. A heat pump is a dual-function HVAC system that operates as both an air conditioner and a heater. A key question people have about “heat pump vs. furnace” when it comes to winter warmth is which one keeps a house warmer.