Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Elk River

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in Elk River, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and be left with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

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

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America usually encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps handle 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a few degrees.
  • Air handlers make certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in colder 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 environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select an air conditioner and furnace to cover 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 in your home.

Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is best for you? Give the experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the options available to you in Elk River to make sure you’re always comfortable.