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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Plainfield

Given the environment in Plainfield, 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 fast 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 breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Plainfield or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally lives with warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates usually use 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 sudden cold front that cools things off a bit.
  • Air handlers make sure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly months or cool air in the hotter 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 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 research the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Plainfield to ensure you’re always comfortable.