While jargon can be convenient for those who understand it, it can make things even more unclear for the many who are unfamiliar with the terms. The HVAC industry in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is no exception. Understanding these common HVAC terms will help you feel more confident about your knowledge of your HVAC system and the industry as a whole.

AFUE

Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency, or “AFUE,” measures the efficiency relationship between the output of your system and the fuel that powers it. The higher the AFUE, the more efficient your system is.

BTU

A British Thermal Unit, or “BTU,” is a measurement of heat. The higher the BTU, the more powerful heating capacity your heater has.

EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency, or “EPA,” is an organization that develops and enforces regulations surrounding environmental wellbeing. If you hear about EPA in relation to your HVAC system, it likely has something to do with how well your system is maintaining indoor air quality.

HEPA

HEPA refers to “high efficiency particulate absorbing.” HEPA filters are highly efficient filters that trap more particles than standard filters.

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning is what “HVAC” stands for. Anyone saying “HVAC” could be referring to any part of your air conditioner, heater, ductwork, and more.

NATE

North American Technician Excellence, or “NATE,” is a certification program that ensures that HVAC technicians are properly qualified to work on your HVAC system.

SEER

SEER, or “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” measures the energy efficiency of an air conditioner. As mentioned in the previous terms above, the higher the SEER, the higher the AC efficiency.

With these terms under your belt, you’ll be able to better understand your HVAC system, as well as what you’re paying for when technicians recommend maintenance. Our NATE-certified technicans would be happy to help you raise the SEER and AFUE ratings of your HVAC system. Give Bass Air Conditioning Company a call today at 910-778-1536.

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