Heating and Air Conditioning

Articles, tips and tricks, and research to guide you on your purchase of a new heating and air conditioning system for your home. Replacing your current heating and cooling system is easier than you think! Start by exploring our articles about the different types of air conditioner and furnace systems to determine which is right for your home. A quick read about SEER and energy-efficiency will help you pick the right units to save on your energy bills.
  • HVAC Zones and Zoning

    If you’ve done any research on home heating or cooling, you’re sure to have come across info on HVAC zones and zoned HVAC systems. In this article – and the accompanying video – we’re going to define the concept and give you some basic info on what it might mean for heating and cooling your home.

    Simply: An HVAC zone is an area in your home in which you wish to have specific heating or cooling control. So, an HVAC zoning system is one that allows you to create custom areas within your home’s HVAC system. Continue reading

  • Furnace Flue Pipe | Furnace efficiency requirements

    Furnace flue pipes may not be something you’ve thought about before, but they’re an important part of your gas furnace system. It’s good to have an understanding of what they are and why they’re important … and how they match to your furnace efficiency. A furnace flue pipe (also known as a vent pipe or simply as a flue), vents the exhaust from your furnace to the outside of your home. Furnace exhaust is dangerous and so having the right furnace exhaust pipe is important.

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  • How Heat Pumps Work in Cold Weather: Furnace Heat Strips

    In this video, we'll teach you how a heat pump hvac system can help you keep your home warm in the winter while staying as energy efficient as possible.
  • What is an Air Handler and How Does it Work?

    The Air Handler: An often misunderstood part of your home HVAC system, in this video we’ll explain what an air handler is and how it works.
  • What is a Furnace and Air Conditioning Split System?

    This video takes a look at furnace and air conditioning split systems and explain what they and why they would work for you.
  • What is a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC System | Video

    In this video, we will explain the different features of a Packaged or Rooftop HVAC system and why you might need one, all available at HVACDirect.com.
  • What is AFUE & Furnace Staging?

    Now that winter is coming let us help explain the difference between AFUE & Furnace Staging. What is a multi-speed motor? What is a variable speed motor? Does this all sound complicated? It really doesn't have to be. Let us break it down so it is easy to understand.

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  • Choosing the Right Air Conditioning System to Install

    Choosing the right type of air conditioning system can be overwhelming, but we're here to make it easy for you.  The most common AC system out there is a split system.  You probably have one, but don't even know it.  The split system has indoor and outdoor components working together to regulate the temperature in the living areas.  Refrigerant is compressed in the outside unit, known as a condenser or compressor, and transferred via a copper line to the inside unit, which delivers chilled air to the rooms through a duct system. HVACDirect.com has a large variety of AC systems to choose from. This video will explain the different system available at HVACDirect.com and how to make an educated purchase.  If you need more assistance, you can always call our experts at 1-800-397-1392.

  • What is a Dual Fuel HVAC Home Heating and Cooling System?

    Dual Fuel heat pump systems provide the most energy-efficient heating and cooling for regions that get hot summers and cold winters. Watch to learn more.
  • What is a Heat Pump?

    A heat pump uses electricity to heat or cool your home. It's great for places that don't have a fuel choice like natural gas or propane.

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