Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Bishop09/30/2015Given the weather in Bishop, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Bishop or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern area of North America usually 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 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected 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 chilly months or cool air in the summer 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 go with 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. Ensuring your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 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 Bishop to ensure you’re always comfortable.