Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Crystal Lake09/30/2015Given the environment in Crystal Lake, 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 buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Crystal Lake or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere. Warmer climates The southern section of North America normally has warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually use 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 sudden 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 hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Making sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Campbell's Tempracure a call at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Crystal Lake to be sure you’re always comfortable.