HVAC Lingo

We’ve been in the HVAC industry in Bonita Springs, Florida since 1963 and are proud to have helped many homeowners. We thought it would be fun to share with you some HVAC lingo. We hope you learn some things!

BTU (British Thermal Unit) – Is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by one degree in one hour.

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) – Usually you will see this on your air filters. The MERV rating refers to the size of the air holes in you AC filter. The higher the MERV rating on a filter, the better it is at removing harmful particles from the air inside your home.

PTAC (Package Terminal Air Conditioner) – An AC unit that contains all components of the AC in one box, these are usually the air conditioners that hotels use.

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) – The SEER refers to the system’s energy rating. The higher the SEER, the more you’ll usually save in energy costs because the system is performing at a higher level.

If you’re in need of a new air conditioning unit or need a repair for an existing unit, don’t hesitate to contact us in Bonita Springs at 239-992-1551.


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