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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Tuscaloosa

Given the environment 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 end up with a system that doesn’t totally  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and easy 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 the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally 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 most 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 ensure 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 high priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover 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 inside.

Being 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 right for you? Give the pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Tuscaloosa to make sure you’re always comfortable.

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