Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Erie09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Erie, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider buying a new 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 environment. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Erie or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern area of North America usually lives with warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise cold front that cools things off a few degrees. Air handlers ensure 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 big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates 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 chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Ensuring your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Erie to ensure you’re always comfortable.