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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Manassas

Given the temperatures in Manassas, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely  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 Manassas or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally 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 typically use heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps handle both your cooling and heating needs in one unit. 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 surprise 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 summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high 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 cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.

Ensuring your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is right for you? Give the team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Manassas to ensure you’re always comfortable.

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