Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Tuscaloosa

September 30, 2015

Given the weather in Tuscaloosa, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t completely  address all of the needs that come with the weather.

Here’s a quick and easy analysis 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 region 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 unit. 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 an unexpected cold front that cools things off a tad.
  • 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 big priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the climates 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 cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate 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 research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the team at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Tuscaloosa to ensure you’re always comfortable.