Glossary of Heating and Air Conditioning Terms

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AFUE:

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency; a measure of furnace efficiency.


Air Handler:

An indoor portion of your heating and air conditioning system that forces air through your ductwork.


Compressor:

The heart of your central cooling unit, pressurizes the refrigerant in your cooling equipment.


Condenser Coil:

The outdoor coil in your air conditioner or heat pump.


Ductwork:

Hollow metal pipes; distribution system for your heated or conditioned air.


Electronic Air Cleaner:

An electronic indoor air quality device that is charged with filtering out particles and contaminants from your indoor air


Evaporator Coil:

Your indoor coil; part of a cooling system.


Heat Exchanger:

The central component of your home heating furnace.


Heat Pump:

A central heating and cooling system that can both provide cooling power in the summer and reverse the process to provide electric heating power when needed.


HSPF:

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor; a special measure of heat pump heating efficiency.


HVAC:

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.


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