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If you’ve ever listened to a technician explain something to you, but you had no idea what he or she was talking about we know how you feel. We understand that our language, filled with technical terms for products and services, can be extremely difficult to follow so we’ve put together a glossary to help you out.

Air Handler/Coil Blower
The indoor part of an air conditioner or heat pump that moves cooled or heated air throughout the ductwork of your home. An air handler is usually a furnace or a blower coil.

Bioaerosols
Microscopic living organisms suspended in the air that grow and multiply in warm, humid places.
Central Air Conditioning System
System in which air is treated at a central location and distributed to and from rooms by one or more fans and a series of ducts.

Compressor
The part of the outdoor air conditioner or heat pump that compresses and pumps refrigerant to meet household cooling requirements.

R-410A Refrigerant
A chlorine-free refrigerant that meets the EPA’s newest, most stringent environmental guidelines.

SEER
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is an energy efficiency rating for air conditioners. The higher the SEER, the better the energy performance, the more you save. The DOE’s established minimum SEER rating for cooling is 13.00.

Zoning
A method of partitioning a home into independently controlled comfort zones for enhanced comfort and efficiency.

Now that you have this list, you should be able to pick up on some of the technical terms used to describe the services being performed. If you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us to explain something to you – we would be more than happy to do so.

At Aspen Air Conditioning, our mission is to provide our customers with the highest level of comfort through quality maintenance, service and installation practices. Since our beginning in 1983, Aspen Air Conditioning has been focused on the comfort needs of Southeast Florida residents at home and at work.

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