Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Crystal Lake09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Crystal Lake, 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 fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t wholly address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Crystal Lake or a new climate if you plan on relocating. Warmer climates The southern area of North America normally encounters warmer weather for a great deal of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically utilize 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 sudden cold front that cools things off a tad. 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 top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside. Being sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 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 Crystal Lake to be sure you’re always comfortable.