Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Rapid City

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in Rapid City, 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 completely  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

Here’s a quick and easy explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Rapid City or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern area of North America normally 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 utilize heat pumps and air handlers.

  • Heat pumps handle 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 most energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a sudden 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 chilly months or cool air in the summer months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a high priority.

Colder climates

If we talk about the weather in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to select 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 indoors.

Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the pros at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-2564 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the possibilities available to you in Rapid City to make sure you’re always comfortable.