HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is the system or combination of systems used to provide an adequate temperature in your home and maintain high air quality. Whether it is cooling or heating HVAC system is part of your everyday life.

The question is what do you know about such a common thing such as the HVAC system at your home? Here is the dictionary that we have prepared for you in order to help you get to know your HVAC system a little bit better.

Let us start with an A.

Air Conditioner
A device used to control temperature and humidity of the air.

Air Balance
HVAC term for distributing air through a system to precisely match the required amount.

Air Handler
HVAC term for a fan-blower, heat transfer coil, and housing parts of a system.

Air Standard
HVAC term for air having a temperature of 68 degrees F (20 degrees C) and a relative humidity of 36% at 14.7 psi.

Active Cooling
HVAC term for compressor driven air conditioning.

Available Heat
The amount of heat energy that may be converted into useful energy from a fuel.

Airflow Volume
Measured in cubic feet per minute (cfm), this is the amount of air circulated in a space.

Air Handler
The indoor part of the air conditioning system including the circulating fan and evaporator (summer) / condenser (winter) coil.

Adjustable Speed Drive
An electronic device that controls the rotational speed of motor-driven equipment such as fans, pumps, and compressors. Speed control is achieved by adjusting the frequency of the voltage applied to the motor.

Air Cleaning
In HVAC an IAQ control strategy to remove various airborne particulates and/or gases from the air. The three types of air cleaning most commonly used are particulate filtration, electrostatic precipitation, and gas sorption.

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