Given the weather in Portland, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about 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 analysis of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Portland or a new climate if you plan on relocating.
The southern section of North America typically encounters warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is right for that climate. These warmer climates typically use heat pumps and air handlers.
- Heat pumps manage 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 greatest energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be a surprise cold front that cools things off a tad.
- 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 hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top priority.
If we talk about the environments in the northern portion of North America, it’s safer to choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can run regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable inside.
Being sure your home is comfortable all year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your area. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in Portland to ensure you’re always comfortable.