Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Hattiesburg09/30/2015Given the environment in Hattiesburg, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through 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 wholly address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Hattiesburg or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern region of North America usually encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps handle 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise 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 colder months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Making sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is best for you? Give the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-268-3486 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 Hattiesburg to be sure you’re always comfortable.