Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Utica09/30/2015Given the weather in Utica, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Utica or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern region of North America normally encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates normally employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of 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 best 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 certain that 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 high priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose 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 indoors. Making sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is best for you? Give the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the possibilities available to you in Utica to ensure you’re always comfortable.