BRADENTON AC GLOSSARY
Bradenton AC AFUE
This is a percentage measurement of a furnace’s heating efficiency. The U.S. Government’s minimum efficiency level is 78%. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient the furnace. The initials stand for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency.
Bradenton AC Air Handler
This is the indoor section of a split system. It can be a dedicated air handler, or could be your furnace. Also known as a fan-coil.
Bradenton AC Ambient Temperature
This is the air temperature (usually the outdoor air temperature) surrounding the equipment.
Bradenton AC ARI
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute, a non-profit, voluntary organization composed of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers. ARI publishes standards for testing and rating heat pumps and air conditioners.
Bradenton AC Bioaerosols
Microscopic living organisms suspended in the air that grow and multiply in warm, humid places.
Bradenton AC BTU
British Thermal Unit. This is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. You’ll see this measurement when you look at heating and cooling capacities – for example, your dealer may recommend a 75,000 Btu furnace and a 24,000 Btu air conditioner for your home.
Bradenton AC Condensing Unit
This is the outdoor section of a split system air conditioning system. You’ll know it best as the air conditioner that sits outside your home.
Bradenton AC Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Insti
ARI is an industry trade association that develops standards for measuring and certifying product performance. For instance, ARI Standard 270 provides guidelines for establishing sound levels for outdoor air-conditioning equipment.
Bradenton AC Airflow
The distribution or movement of air.