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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for the Bay Area

Given the environment in the Bay Area, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider 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 wholly  address all of the needs that come with the weather.

Here’s a quick and easy breakdown of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in the Bay Area or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern section of North America normally encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates normally use heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps take care of 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 an unexpected cold front that cools things off a tad.
  • Air handlers ensure the air inside your home is being circulated. Whether it’s the warm air in chilly months or cool air in the warmer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a big priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting chilly more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.

Ensuring your home is comfortable throughout the year 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 team at Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the options available to you in the Bay Area to ensure you’re always comfortable.

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