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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Opelika

Given the environment in Opelika, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider 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 totally  address all of the needs that come with the weather.

Here’s a quick and easy breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Opelika or a new climate if you plan on moving.

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 typically utilize heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps manage 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 bit.
  • Air handlers make sure 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 big priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors.

Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the options available to you in Opelika to ensure you’re always comfortable.