Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Lawrence09/30/2015Given the weather in Lawrence, 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 replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and be left with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Lawrence or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern region of North America typically lives with warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually utilize heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of 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 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 chilly months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top 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 frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the experts at Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 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 Lawrence to be sure you’re always comfortable.