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Everything You Need to Know About BTUs

Making sense of all the terminology used in reference to a home heating system isn’t easy. One term you’ve probably heard many times is “BTU.” If you’d like to know exactly what it means and the role it plays when you’re choosing a furnace or heat pump, here’s a brief primer that can help clarify the topic. BTUs Explained BTU is short for “British thermal unit,” but it’s not a term related to heating systems in the U.K. Here in…

8 Common HVAC Terms And What They Mean

When dealing with contractors or technicians regarding your HVAC, it is always better to know what you’re talking about so you can optimize the value of paying an expert to come work on your system. Here are 8 common HVAC terms and what they mean: Control A control will be a temperature-control device likely found on a wall inside your home. It contains sensors and relays that monitor and control the functions of your heating and cooling system. Some controls…