ABC’s of HVAC

A is for Air Conditioning.

B is for BTU (British Thermal Unit) the unit used to measure the efficiency of your air conditioning system.

C is for Compressor and Condenser, two important parts of your air conditioning system.

D is for Dehumidifier.

E is for Energy Star. Energy Star qualified HVAC systems are among the most energy efficient.

F is for Filter. Change it regularly.

G is for Gas Furnace.

H is for HVAC. (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)

I is for IAQ (Indoor Air Quality).

J is for Manual J, the protocol developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America to correctly determine how to size an air conditioning system.

K is for Kilowatt, a measure of energy flow and power consumption.

L is for Load Calculation, the formula used to determine the amount of heating and cooling capacity a home or business needs.

M is for Mini Split Heat Pump.

P is for Programmable Thermostat, which controls when your air conditioning or heat comes on, what it cools or heats the air too, and when it turns off. Also controls if the fan is on auto, low or high.

R is for Refrigerant.

S is for SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). A higher SEER means higher energy efficiency.

T is for Ton, a unit to describe a cooling system’s capacity. One ton equals 12,000 BTUs.

U is for UV lamp. UV lamps, when installed in your ductwork and in the indoor coil, kill bacteria and mold.

V is for Ventilation, the V in HVAC. The ventilation system includes all of your ductwork and air vents.

W is for Willis Carrier, the man who invented the modern central air conditioning system.

Z is for Zoned System, an HVAC system that is divided into specific sections in a home or business. For example, the first floor might be Zone 1, and the second floor is Zone 2. The heating and cooling in each zone is controlled by its own thermostat.

Climatemp knows air conditioning, just like you know your ABCs. If you need air conditioning repair or air conditioning installation, call Climatemp today at 251-408-9744 for same day service. We help customers in the Mobile AL area, including Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Summerdale, Spanish Fort, Saraland, Daphne and surrounding areas.