Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Orange County09/30/2015Given the weather in Orange County, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the climate. Here’s a quick and simple breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Orange County or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern section of North America usually has warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally utilize 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a few degrees. Air handlers make certain that the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly 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 environments 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 run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors. 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 best for you? Give the pros at Ocean Air Conditioning a call at 949-525-9119 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the possibilities available to you in Orange County to be sure you’re always comfortable.