Given the weather in Rapid City, there are a host 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 hasty decision and end 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 Rapid City or a new climate if you plan on moving.
The southern region of North America usually 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 use heat pumps and air handlers.
- Heat pumps handle 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 tad.
- Air handlers make sure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in colder months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top priority.
If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors.
Making 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 right for you? Give the team at Street Heating and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915 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.