Given the environment in Pella, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through purchasing a 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 basic explanation of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Pella or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere.
The southern region of North America typically 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 typically use heat pumps and air handlers.
- Heat pumps take care of 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise 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 cooler months or cool air in the summer 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 cover 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.
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 area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the choices available to you in Pella to be sure you’re always comfortable.