Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for West Palm Beach09/30/2015Given the weather in West Palm Beach, 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 be left with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in West Palm Beach or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern section of North America typically lives with warmer weather for a great deal 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 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 best 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 colder months or cool air in the hotter 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 chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Being sure your home is comfortable throughout the year 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 561-656-4255 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 West Palm Beach to be sure you’re always comfortable.