Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Lake Charles09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Lake Charles, 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 end up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Lake Charles 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 normally use heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage both your cooling and heating needs in one package. 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 few degrees. Air handlers make sure 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 big 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 handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Making sure your home is comfortable year-round 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 experts at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 337-335-0992 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the possibilities available to you in Lake Charles to be sure you’re always comfortable.