Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for West Columbia09/30/2015Given the environment in West Columbia, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty 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 simple explanation of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in West Columbia or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern section of North America typically has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage 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 an unexpected 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 colder months or cool air in the warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage 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 all year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is right for you? Give the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172 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 West Columbia to be sure you’re always comfortable.