Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for the Upper Rio Grande Valley09/30/2015Given the temperatures in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick 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 explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in the Upper Rio Grande Valley or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern region of North America normally lives with warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps manage both your cooling and heating needs in one system. 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 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 summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high priority. Colder climates If we talk about the weather 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 cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Making sure 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 pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-630-3522 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in the Upper Rio Grande Valley to ensure you’re always comfortable.