When you need a new air conditioning system or furnace, you can ask your local HVAC dealer for help with selecting, installing, and maintaining the equipment. What you might not realize, however, is that many HVAC professionals offer a wide range of other equipment, gear, and accessories that can keep your home running smoothly. Here are some additional things to get from your HVAC dealer. 

Air Filtration Gear

If you usually buy your HVAC air filters from your local grocery store or home improvement store, you might actually want to check with your HVAC dealer instead. Your HVAC professional will likely have an even wider range of filter sizes and models to choose from. You could find the filter that best suits your home's heating and cooling system. You might even be able to find them at a better price since HVAC dealers buy directly from the manufacturers and pass their savings to their customers.

In addition to air filters, your HVAC professional can also improve your home's indoor air quality through the use of air filtration systems. UV germicidal lights, for example, can be installed inside your home's existing HVAC system and ductwork to neutralize bacteria, germs, viruses, and more.

Heat Pumps

If you live in a relatively mild climate, you might actually benefit from having a heat pump rather than a traditional air conditioning system on your property. Although they look similar to the central air conditioning condenser you can likely already find outside your home, a heat pump can actually help cool and heat your home year-round. In some climates, a heat pump can help reduce strain on your furnace, improve energy efficiency, and save you money. Check with your HVAC dealer to see if replacing your existing system with a heat pump could be a sensible move.


If your home has an older thermostat, it may be time for an upgrade to a digital programmable or "smart" thermostat with Wi-Fi connectivity. These thermostats not only look nicer but they can help you save money on your energy bills by allowing you to create heating and cooling schedules for your home. Wi-Fi thermostats can even be controlled remotely, so you can adjust the temperature inside your home while you're at work or even on vacation. HVAC dealers carry a wide range of top thermostat brands and they can install and sync the thermostat to your existing HVAC system.

These are just a few things other than furnaces and air conditioning systems that your local HVAC dealer can assist you with. If you're looking to improve your indoor air quality, boost energy efficiency, or just make your life easier, these gadgets can help.