Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Baltimore09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Baltimore, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty 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 easy explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Baltimore or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern area of North America typically lives with warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ 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 most 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 colder months or cool air in the hotter 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 select an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the experts at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the options available to you in Baltimore to be sure you’re always comfortable.