Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Wisconsin Rapids09/30/2015Given the weather in Wisconsin 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 quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t totally 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 Wisconsin Rapids or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern region of North America normally has warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates normally utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of 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 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 certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in colder months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates 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 run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 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 Wisconsin Rapids to make sure you’re always comfortable.