Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Great Falls09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Great Falls, 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 quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Great Falls or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern section of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates typically utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage 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 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 top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run 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 area. Not sure what is right for you? Give the experts at Falls Mechanical Services LLC a call at 406-761-7283 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Great Falls to be sure you’re always comfortable.