Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Charlottesville09/30/2015Given the environment in Charlottesville, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Charlottesville or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern section of North America normally encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates typically employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a few degrees. Air handlers ensure 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 weather 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 frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Being sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the team at Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Charlottesville to make sure you’re always comfortable.