Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Elmhurst09/30/2015Given the environment in Elmhurst, there are a number 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 fast 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 basic explanation of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Elmhurst or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern area of North America normally has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates typically employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of 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 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 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 top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid 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 understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 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 Elmhurst to ensure you’re always comfortable.