Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Drexel Hill

September 30, 2015

Given the weather in Drexel Hill, 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 hasty decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t completely  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

Here’s a quick and easy analysis of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Drexel Hill or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern section of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates typically utilize heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps manage 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise cold front that cools things off a tad.
  • Air handlers ensure 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 environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose 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 indoors.

Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-257-7035 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the possibilities available to you in Drexel Hill to ensure you’re always comfortable.