Given the temperatures in Des Moines, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a hasty decision and be left with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the climate.
Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Des Moines or a new climate if you plan on moving.
The southern section of North America typically lives with warmer weather for the majority 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 manage 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 greatest 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 chilly months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority.
If we talk about the climates in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting cold more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home.
Ensuring 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 right for you? Give the team at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Des Moines to ensure you’re always comfortable.