Learn the Basics

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are designed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature while maintaining a healthy indoor air quality. In achieving this, an HVAC system serves three primary functions: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

Continental is proud to offer everything you need to heat, ventilate and cool your home utilizing the latest energy-efficient technologies. We also offer advanced air-quality solutions that can be integrated into your system, helping you and your family relax and breathe easily within a safe, clean and comfortable home environment.

Gas Furnaces


The furnace or boiler in your HVAC system is used to heat your home. If you have a forced-air system (i.e. a furnace), heated air is distributed via ductwork to in-room vents; if you have a radiant-heat system (i.e. a boiler), heated fluid is conveyed via a pipe system to radiators distributed throughout your home.

Heat Pumps


Indoor air quality plays an important role in home comfort. Ventilation helps circulate the air in your home, control moisture levels, remove unwanted odours and keep the air from stagnating. Proper ventilation is also important in controlling any allergy or respiratory issues. Your HVAC’s ventilation system can be either natural or forced; with forced ventilation, you can expect your system to also have air-cleaning capabilities.

Air Conditioners

Air Conditioning

The air conditioning component of your HVAC system ensures you stay cool and comfortable during warmer months. Continental’s energy-efficient AC units remove the heat from inside your home and replace it with cool air. A well-cooled home plays an important role in your whole-body health.