Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Rapid City09/30/2015Given the weather in Rapid City, 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 buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and easy breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Rapid City or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern section of North America normally has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates usually use heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of both your cooling and heating needs in one system. 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 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 big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the climates 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 chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call at 605-342-5107 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the possibilities available to you in Rapid City to be sure you’re always comfortable.