Given the temperatures in West 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 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 climate.
Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in West Columbia or a new climate if you plan on moving.
The southern area of North America typically encounters warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden cold front that cools things off a few degrees.
- Air handlers make sure 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.
If we talk about the climates in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors.
Ensuring 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 team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the options available to you in West Columbia to make sure you’re always comfortable.