Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Augusta09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Augusta, there are a host 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 hasty decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and simple analysis of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Augusta or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. 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 normally utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle 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 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 certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly 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 weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Being sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the team at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the options available to you in Augusta to be sure you’re always comfortable.