Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Columbia09/30/2015Given the environment in Columbia, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Columbia or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern area of North America typically lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage both your cooling and heating needs in one system. Even if you don’t think you need the heating functionality of a heat pump, it can help you get the most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise cold front that cools things off a tad. Air handlers make certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the options available to you in Columbia to be sure you’re always comfortable.