Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for the Rio Grande Valley

September 30, 2015

Given the environment in the Rio Grande Valley, there are a variety of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to think through replacing your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a quick decision and be left with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the weather.

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

Warmer climates

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 right for that climate. These warmer climates normally utilize 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 best energy efficiency out of your system. Plus, you never know when there will be an unexpected cold front that cools things off a few degrees.
  • 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 warmer 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 choose an air conditioner and furnace to cover 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 in your home.

Ensuring your home is comfortable year-round means taking a little time to gain more knowledge about the heating and air conditioning needs of your region. Not sure what is best for you? Give the pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-381-1162 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the choices available to you in the Rio Grande Valley to be sure you’re always comfortable.