Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Raceland09/30/2015Given the environment in Raceland, there are a number 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 fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Raceland or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern area of North America normally 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 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 a surprise cold front that cools things off a tad. Air handlers make certain that 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 high priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is right for you? Give the experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the options available to you in Raceland to make sure you’re always comfortable.