Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Columbia09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Columbia, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic analysis of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Columbia or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern region of North America normally lives with warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle both your cooling and heating needs in one package. 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 few degrees. 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 top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Columbia to be sure you’re always comfortable.