Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Cedar Rapids09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Cedar Rapids, 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 fast decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Cedar Rapids or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern area of North America normally lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of both your cooling and heating needs in one unit. 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 a surprise cold front that cools things off a bit. 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 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 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 inside. Being sure 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 Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the options available to you in Cedar Rapids to make sure you’re always comfortable.