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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Des Moines

Given the weather in Des Moines, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Des Moines or a new climate if you plan on relocating.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally lives with 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 unit. 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 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 colder months or cool air in the summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high 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 frigid 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling a call at 515-344-3579 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Des Moines to ensure you’re always comfortable.

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