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How to Talk about Commercial HVAC Like a Pro

Commercial HVAC Terminology - Understanding the meaning behind the words.

Commercial HVAC talk

Knowing HVAC terminology is vital in helping you to understand your commercial HVAC system. It makes sense that you may not know all of the language and terms that go with the heating and cooling field. But a little education can go a long way toward helping you to know what’s up.

Here are some common HVAC terms you may find helpful to know:

  • All-in-One System/Packaged System: An all-in-one, or packaged, system is a HVAC system that is packaged in one cabinet. This system handles both heating and cooling and is installed outside of your building.

  • Split System: A split system is two separate units located in two separate locations of your business. One unit is housed outside for air conditioning, and another is housed inside for heating.

  • Capacity/BTU: The HVAC unit’s capacity/BTU refers to its ability to heat or cool your business. A higher BTU rating means a greater heating/cooling capacity of the unit.

  • SEER: SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER number rates the energy efficiency of your system.

  • Air Handler: Moves the warm/cool air throughout your building.

  • Air Filtration System: Removes the unwanted pollution and allergens from the air inside of your building.

  • Compressor: Compresses and pumps the refrigerant to meet the requirements for cooling your business.

  • Condenser Coil: Releases or captures the heat.

  • Humidity: The amount of moisture in the air inside of your business.

  • Thermostat: Controls and monitors the heating and air in your business.

Now that you have a basic understanding of some common terminology, it’s time to make the call to the HVAC experts to have an important conversation. Contact us today to learn more about how our commercial HVAC services can save your business money this fall.


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