Given the temperatures in Los Angeles, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick 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 basic analysis of how to determine what will work best for the current climate in Los Angeles or a new climate if you plan on relocating.
The southern area of North America typically lives with warmer weather for most of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates typically use heat pumps and air handlers.
- Heat pumps handle 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 few degrees.
- Air handlers ensure 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.
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 handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can operate regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable indoors.
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 best for you? Give the experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 800-296-5088 and we’ll be more than happy to talk about all of the possibilities available to you in Los Angeles to be sure you’re always comfortable.