Choosing the Right Heating and Air Conditioning System for Gresham

September 30, 2015

Given the weather in Gresham, there are a number of factors involved in the way you approach your heating and air conditioning. And when it’s time to consider buying a new heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to make a fast decision and be left with a system that doesn’t wholly  address all of the needs that come with the environment.

Here’s a quick and simple explanation of how to decide what will work best for the current climate in Gresham or a new climate if you plan on going elsewhere.

Warmer climates

The southern region of North America usually encounters warmer weather for the majority of the year, so not all heating and air conditioning equipment is made for that climate. These warmer climates typically use 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 greatest 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 chilly months or cool air in the hotter months, air handlers make sure your comfort is always a top 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 handle your heating and air conditioning needs. With temperatures getting frigid more frequently, gas and oil furnaces can work regardless of the temperature outside, leaving you comfortable in your home.

Being sure your home is comfortable throughout the year means taking a little time to research the heating and air conditioning needs of your state. Not sure what is right for you? Give the team at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-663-8033 and we’ll be more than happy to chat about all of the options available to you in Gresham to ensure you’re always comfortable.