Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Bend

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in Bend, 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 purchasing a heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and end up with a system that doesn’t totally  address all of the needs that come with the weather.

Here’s a quick and basic analysis of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Bend or a new climate if you plan on moving.

Warmer climates

The southern section of North America normally encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is ideal for that climate. These warmer climates usually employ 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 few degrees.
  • 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 summer 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 go with an air conditioner and furnace to manage 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 inside.

Being 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 best for you? Give the experts at Tri County Climate Control LLC a call at 541-238-2797 and we’ll be more than happy to discuss all of the choices available to you in Bend to make sure you’re always comfortable.