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HVAC Cooling Season Terms to Know

16 Jun
HVAC Cooling Season Terms to Know | Aggressive

When a problem crops up with your cooling system, it’s good to know some relevant terminology so you can discuss the problem with your HVAC technician and have a clearer understanding of the advice or diagnosis you receive. Here are some cooling system-related HVAC terms that you should become familiar with. Air handler — This […]

What the EnergyGuide Label Can Tell You About HVAC Systems

16 Jul
What the EnergyGuide Label Can Tell You About HVAC Systems

You’re probably familiar with the bold yellow EnergyGuide label that displays efficiency ratings and energy costs on new major appliances. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires HVAC equipment manufacturers to place them on heat pumps, boilers, furnaces and air conditioners. The information on an HVAC unit’s EnergyGuide label is geared toward helping you make the most cost-effective […]

The Benefits & Drawbacks of Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

03 Mar
The Benefits & Drawbacks of Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps

Ductless mini-split heat pumps were initially designed to occupy less space, while still providing efficient heating and cooling. Four decades later, ductless systems are better than ever. It may be beneficial to explore the possibilities a ductless system can offer your home project. Benefits of Ductless Systems Versatile installation: Ductless mini-splits consist of a low-profile indoor air-handling unit […]

A/C Terms to Know Before You Go Shopping

01 Jul
what you need to know

When you’re in the market for a new cooling system, knowing the important A/C terms may help you choose the best system for your home. Central air conditioners and heat pumps are complex appliances and the industry uses terms unique to that industry to describe them. SEER. Short for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, the SEER […]

DOE’s HVAC Energy Efficiency Standards: Going Up

26 Jun
going up

After one year in limbo, at least some new HVAC energy efficiency standards are scheduled to take effect in 2015. Originally planned for implementation in May 2013, the standards were also originally intended to impose regionalized changes in mandated efficiency for air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces based on geographic locale. Many HVAC industry groups […]

What Do AFUE, SEER and HSPF Mean for Your System?

06 May
HVAC qustions

HVAC-industry acronyms like AFUE, SEER and HSPF may look like Greek to you. However, decoding their meanings can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to do a little comparison shopping and find the most suitable system that matches your home’s HVAC needs. Here’s what the AFUE, SEER […]