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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Colfax

Given the environment in Colfax, 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 end up with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

Here’s a quick and simple analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Colfax or a new climate if you plan on relocating.

Warmer climates

The southern region of North America normally 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 normally utilize 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 warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the climates 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 operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors.

Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Colfax to ensure you’re always comfortable.