Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Marshalltown

September 30, 2015

Given the temperatures in Marshalltown, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about purchasing a 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 climate.

Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Marshalltown or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally 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 typically use heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps take care of 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected 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 hotter 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 go with an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.

Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the experts at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Marshalltown to ensure you’re always comfortable.