Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for the Main Line09/30/2015Given the temperatures in the Main Line, 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 quick decision and be left with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in the Main Line or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern region of North America usually encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically use heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle both your cooling and heating needs in one package. 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 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 hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high 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 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 inside. Ensuring 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 team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in the Main Line to ensure you’re always comfortable.