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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Plainfield

September 30, 2015

Given the temperatures 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 consider buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and be left with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Plainfield or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere.

Warmer climates

The southern section of North America usually encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically use 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise 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 summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the climates 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 cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home.

Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-410-1231 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the choices available to you in Plainfield to make sure you’re always comfortable.