Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Colorado Springs09/30/2015Given the environment in Colorado Springs, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Colorado Springs or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern region of North America typically has warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally 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 few degrees. Air handlers make sure 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 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 frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. 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 region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the choices available to you in Colorado Springs to be sure you’re always comfortable.