Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Lexington09/30/2015Given the environment in Lexington, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty 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 basic analysis of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Lexington or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern region of North America typically encounters warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden 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 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 go with an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Ensuring 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 best for you? Give the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Lexington to make sure you’re always comfortable.