Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Bakersfield09/30/2015Given the environment in Bakersfield, 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 purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and risk ending up with a system that doesn’t totally address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and basic analysis of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Bakersfield or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern region of North America usually lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates usually use heat pumps and air handlers. Heat pumps take care of 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 a sudden 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 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 manage 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 in your home. Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 661-437-3499 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 Bakersfield to make sure you’re always comfortable.