Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Saint Petersburg

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in Saint Petersburg, there are a host of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think about purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and end up with a system that doesn’t completely  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

Here’s a quick and basic breakdown of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Saint Petersburg or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern region of North America usually lives with warmer weather for the majority 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 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 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 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 hotter 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 choose an air conditioner and furnace to manage 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 inside.

Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the options available to you in Saint Petersburg to be sure you’re always comfortable.