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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Beckley and Mount Hope

September 30, 2015

Given the weather in Beckley and Mount Hope, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and easy analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Beckley and Mount Hope or a new climate if you plan on relocating.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally has warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually utilize 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 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 colder months or cool air in the summer 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 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 indoors.

Being 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 right for you? Give the pros at Appalachian Heating a call at 304-707-0600 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the possibilities available to you in Beckley and Mount Hope to make sure you’re always comfortable.