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Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Tucson

Given the temperatures in Tucson, 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 quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the climate.

Here’s a quick and basic explanation of how to figure out what will work best for the current climate in Tucson 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 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 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 a surprise cold front that cools things off a tad.
  • Air handlers make sure 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 big priority.

Colder climates

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

Making sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to understand the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is ideal for you? Give the experts at Ambient Air a call at 520-201-3871 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Tucson to ensure you’re always comfortable.

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