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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

What does HVAC mean?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. HVAC systems are used to heat and cool your home, as well as to improve your air quality and home comfort. Products like air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and packaged systems all fall under the HVAC category.

What is the difference between HVAC and AC?

HVAC is a broader term that refers to all of the different systems that heat and cool your home, while AC only refers to air conditioning, typically central air conditioning in the context of a home.

Is HVAC gas or electric?

HVAC systems can be either gas or electric powered. While most systems today are electric, many furnaces are either gas or oil powered. Air conditioners tend to be primarily electric powered.

When considering which option will save you money, take into account where you live and the efficiency of your unit. Furnaces measure it in AFUE, while air conditioners measure SEER. Higher ratings mean more energy efficiency, which lowers your energy usage costs.

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