Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Hattiesburg

September 30, 2015

Given the temperatures 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 consider purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and be left with a system that doesn’t completely  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and simple explanation 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 area of North America normally has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates typically utilize heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps manage 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 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 cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid 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 throughout the 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 pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763 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.