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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Lake Forest

Given the weather in Lake Forest, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about buying a new 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 climate.

Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Lake Forest or a new climate if you plan on relocating.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America usually encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually use heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps take care of 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 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 cooler months or cool air in the summer 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 go with 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.

Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Lake Forest to make sure you’re always comfortable.

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