Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Portland Metro09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Portland Metro, there are a host 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 quick decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Portland Metro or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern section of North America usually encounters warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden cold front that cools things off a tad. Air handlers ensure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in cooler 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 cover 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. Making sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the experts at Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 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 Portland Metro to ensure you’re always comfortable.