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Air ConditionerAir Conditioner
Air conditioners remove heat and humidity from the air in your home and place it outside to reach your desired indoor temperature. Central AC cools your entire home, while ductless AC cools just one portion or room in your home.
Air FilterIndoor Air Quality
Air filters are installed in HVAC systems to remove dust, dander, allergens, and other harmful particles from the air in your home. You can change and maintain air filters on your own.
ASHRAE CertificationHVAC Certification
ASHRAE certifications are credentials earned by professionals who have demonstrated their expertise and knowledge in heating, ventilation, cooling, or refrigeration. Sponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers.
Air HandlerAir Handler
Air handlers circulate air throughout your home to maintain your desired temperature. They’re typically found inside the home and paired with a heat pump.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures how efficiently a furnace converts fuel to energy. The higher the AFUE rating, the more efficient the furnace.
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