Airstream Air Conditioning and Heating - Glossary of Terms
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Glossary of Terms


AFUE Rating:  Gas furnaces use Annual Fuel Utilization 
Efficiency (AFUE) as their measurement. The higher the AFUE, the greater the efficiency and the greater your energy savings potential.

HSPF:  Heat pumps use Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) as their measurement of heating efficiency. The higher
the HSPF, the greater the efficiency
and the greater your energy savings potential.

SEER:  SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and applies to central air conditioners and heat pumps during cooling operation. The higher the SEER, the greater the energy economy.

EER: EER stands for the Energy Efficiency Ratio that calculates the efficiency provided by a central air conditioner or heat pump while cooling at a specific oudoor temperature. It can be found by dividing a unit’s Btu output by its wattage.

ENERGY STAR:  ENERGY STARqualified earn the U.S. government’s designation 
for superior energy efficiency to help save costs on energy bills.

Decibel (db):  Unit used to measure sound level by comparing it with a given level 
on a logarithmic scale. 
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