When my hubby as well as I started laboring on the plans to build a current house, both of us wanted to make sure both of us made smart decisions, one of the biggest debates was over how to handle heating as well as cooling.
I spent hours researching the odd manufacturers as well as styles of heating as well as cooling equipment.
I l earned that when it comes to temperature control options, there are lots of acronyms, as well as it took myself and others a while to figure them all out. At times, these initials made things confusing. I’m rather embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t entirely what Heating as well as Air Conditioning stands for. I now think that those initials represent Heating, Ventilation as well as Air Conditioner as well as covers everything from heating systems as well as a/cs to heat pumps, boilers as well as more, but mERV indicates the minimum efficiency value of the many air filters, as well as the scale ranges from 1 to sixteen. One is the least efficient, as well as the higher number means the filter has tinier holes to trap a greater number as well as smaller particles. HSPF stands for Heating Seasonal Performance Fact as well as represents the efficiency of electric heat pumps. However, the heat pump’s seasonal heating output is measured in BTU’s. This number is divided by the amount of energy it consumes in watt-hours to determine the HSPFâ€¦ SEER is used to indicate a/c efficiency as well as stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER rating, the less it’s going to cost to run the a/c, but currently, a/cs are required to achieve a minimum of 13 SEER as well as there are models that offer up to 26 SEER. AFUE is the acronym for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency as well as measures the thermal efficiency of heating systems as well as water heaters.