Parts of a system including the fan-blower, filter and housing.
British Thermal Unit. Measures the amount of heat required to raise or lower the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.
British Thermal Units per hour.
Cubic Feet per Minute. A measurement of airflow volume.
Acronym: Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
Media or Media Filter:
The fine material of a filter that traps dirt, dust, mildew or bacteria.
A heating and cooling system contained in one outdoor unit.
AFUE, Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency:
An efficiency rating for heating systems, based on a standard formula provided by ASHRAE (an industry association). The AFUE is helpful to homeowners avaluating systems because the AFUE rating represents the actual, season-long, average efficiency of the furnace, rather than just the peak-power efficiency. Read more at wikipedia….
SEER, Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating:
An efficiency rating for air conditioning systems, based on a standardized formula provided by the AHRI (an industry association). The formula creates a ratio of efficiency based on how much cooling output is provided (in BTU’s), compared to how much power is used to provide that cooling (averaged over the whole summer). The higher the SEER rating of a unit, the more energy efficient it is. As of January 2006, all residential air conditioners sold in the United States must have a SEER of at least 13. ENERGY STAR qualified Central Air Conditioners must have a SEER of at least 14. Read more at wikipedia….
A chemical that condenses from a vapor to liquid and, in the process, decreases in temperature.
This Carrier High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnace has an AFUE rating of 95% which means that 95 cents of every $1.00 of heating energy expense warms your home, and is perfectly suited to the consistent demands of Portland, Oregon home heating…