Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Tampa Bay09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Tampa Bay, there are a variety 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 end up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the environment. Here’s a quick and easy breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Tampa Bay or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern section of North America usually encounters warmer weather for most 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 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise cold front that cools things off a few degrees. 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 warmer 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 choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the 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 pros at Langford Cooling a call at 813-898-9553 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the possibilities available to you in Tampa Bay to make sure you’re always comfortable.