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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Greater Richmond

Given the temperatures in Greater Richmond, there are a variety 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 hasty decision and be left 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 decide what will work best for the current climate in Greater Richmond or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally 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 normally use 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 sudden 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 chilly months or cool air in the warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high 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 manage 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 indoors.

Being sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the possibilities available to you in Greater Richmond to make sure you’re always comfortable.

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