HVAC terms

May 17, 2018

Are HVAC and A/C Synonymous? 

When it comes to HVAC terms, you’ve probably heard some used interchangeably, so it may seem that they’re synonymous. Two such terms are “HVAC” and “A/C,” and learning their exact meanings can help you better understand the particular equipment in your home comfort system, and how you can keep everything operating reliably and efficiently with regular preventive care. What HVAC Means The term “HVAC” is an acronym for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and it’s usually used to describe the […]
January 5, 2017

Speak the Lingo of HVAC During Heating Season

The fact that the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry identifies itself using an acronym should give you some hint that your NATE-certified HVAC contractor is probably going to use some industry lingo. Here are some of the common terms used during the heating season. Air Handler An air handler is a component of a split-system heat pump that is typically located in a closet or your basement. The air handler’s case contains a blower fan, evaporator coil, condensate […]