Given the environment in Mobile, 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 purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather.
Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Mobile or a new climate if you plan on moving.
The southern region of North America typically has warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates typically utilize heat pumps and air handlers.
- Heat pumps manage both your cooling and heating needs in one unit. 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 surprise cold front that cools things off a tad.
- Air handlers ensure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in cooler months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority.
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 run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.
Ensuring your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is right for you? Give the pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the choices available to you in Mobile to make sure you’re always comfortable.