Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Franklin Lakes09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Franklin Lakes, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and be left with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Franklin Lakes or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern region of North America normally encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a few degrees. Air handlers make certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly months or cool air in the warmer 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 choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the team at Total Comfort a call at 201-891-1333 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 Franklin Lakes to make sure you’re always comfortable.