Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Chicago09/30/2015Given the temperatures in Chicago, there are a host 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 quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely address all of the needs that come with the weather. Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Chicago or a new climate if you plan on moving. Warmer climates The southern region of North America typically has 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 take care of both your cooling and heating needs in one system. 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 surprise cold front that cools things off a bit. Air handlers make certain that 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 top priority. Colder climates If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home. Making 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment through our online scheduler and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Chicago to make sure you’re always comfortable.