Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Tuscaloosa09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Tuscaloosa, there are a host 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 quick decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and simple explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Tuscaloosa or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern area of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage both your cooling and heating needs in one system. 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 tad. Air handlers make sure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in cooler months or cool air in the warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top 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 cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Tuscaloosa to make sure you’re always comfortable.