Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Longview09/30/2015Given the weather in Longview, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and easy analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Longview or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern section of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most 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 take care of 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a bit. Air handlers make certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in colder months or cool air in the summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates 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 chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 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 Longview to make sure you’re always comfortable.