Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Albuquerque09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Albuquerque, 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 purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and be left with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Albuquerque or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern area of North America typically 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 usually employ 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 an unexpected cold front that cools things off a bit. 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 summer 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 select an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. Ensuring your home is comfortable all year 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 experts at Desert Suns Heating & Cooling a call at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Albuquerque to ensure you’re always comfortable.