Heating & Air Conditioning Glossary Terms

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Indoor Coil
The other, less visible half of your outdoor unit. It's attached to your furnace or air handler. As indoor air flows across it, heat and moisture are drawn out, leaving air that is cool, comfortable and conditioned.

Indoor/Outdoor System (also Split System)
Refers to a comfort system consisting of components in two locations. Common examples include an outside unit, such as an air conditioner, and an indoor unit, such as a furnace with a coil.

Load Calculation
A detailed analysis of your home's energy needs conducted by your dealer to help determine which comfort system is best for your home.

Matched System
A heating and cooling system where all of its components are matched in capacity and efficiency. This enables your system to perform at its best, and most efficient, for longer.

NATE
North American Technician Excellence. It's the nationwide certification program for home heating and cooling technicians. It's the only certification that is recognized by the entire industry.

Packaged System (also All-In-One System)
An air conditioning and/or heating system in which all components are located in one cabinet. Used in certain localities and for certain building types, the packaged system is installed either beside or on top of your home.

Refrigerant
A substance that produces a cooling effect. It's used in most air conditioning and cooling systems.

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