Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Ridgedale and the Branson area09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Ridgedale and the Branson area, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Ridgedale and the Branson area or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern area of North America usually encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates normally 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 greatest 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 sure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in cooler months or cool air in the warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority. Colder climates If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. Being sure your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at Branson HVAC, LLC a call at 417-544-4430 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 Ridgedale and the Branson area to make sure you’re always comfortable.