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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Des Moines

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 environment.

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.

Warmer climates

The southern section of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates usually 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 an unexpected 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 cooler months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to handle 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 in your home.

Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is best 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.

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