HVAC Basics

Important things People often fail to consider when Purchasing a new HVAC Unit

These days there is no type of heating system that you will find in homes more often than forced air furnaces. They have definitely become the system of choice over the last several decades in North America. It’s with good reason too that they have become so popular; they are easy to control, fill rooms comfortably with cooled or heated air and even improve the air quality in your home. Believe it or not though there are some things that can make them even better when people go to purchase them. Here are the important things people need to take a closer look at before purchasing any HVAC system for their home.

Air Filtration Quality

It was mentioned that HVAC systems also help to improve air quality in your home. They do this because the air incoming into the system must pass through one or more filters. What people often fail to look at is the quality of the air system in HVAC units they are looking to purchase. Units that can accommodate better quality filters and have more emphasis placed on the air filtration quality in them will do a better job at improving the air quality in your home. If you have many pets in your home or kids that suffer from allergies, you just may want to take a closer look at how a system does at improving air quality in your home before purchasing it.


It’s no secret that some model HVAC units can be very noisy when they are operating. This is because the forced air they use can create such things as whistling sounds and the units fan motor itself may be loud when it comes on and off. This is not something you want to fail to consider when you are talking about an appliance that will be a major part of your life for the next 25 to 35 years. So come right out and ask the salesman for the HVAC units that you are considering buying exactly what the noise level they operate at is.


Fancy controls can help you get a lot more out of your HVAC system than most people realize. Being able to turn your system on and off and adjust the temperature from one central location is nice but what if you could do so much more. These days control units can be bought that do a lot of different things. They can be programmed to come on and off for times when people are home or not and the temperature can be adjusted for different comfort levels in different rooms. They even have controls that will allow you to turn off the heating and cooling to such places as guest rooms that are not being used.

These are just a few helpful tips on how you can get the most out of a quality HVAC unit that will be part of your home for decades to come.