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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Anchorage

September 30, 2015

Given the weather in Anchorage, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and be left 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 Anchorage or a new climate if you plan on relocating.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America typically encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates normally employ heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps manage 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden cold front that cools things off a bit.
  • Air handlers make certain that 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 top 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 cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.

Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the pros at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Anchorage to be sure you’re always comfortable.