Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Keokuk

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in Keokuk, there are a number 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 fast decision and be left with a system that doesn’t completely  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and easy analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Keokuk or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically employ 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden cold front that cools things off a few degrees.
  • 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 top 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 handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home.

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 area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the team at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-229-2318 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Keokuk to ensure you’re always comfortable.