Ever listen to a heating technician speak only to ask yourself, “what the heck does that mean?” We understand that sometimes we speak fast and throw words around that may not be easily recognizable by homeowners. And for that reason, we’ve decided to take some time to break it down into plain English for you. This way, you can have a thorough conversation with your hvac pro the next time they stop by for service.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE): tells you how efficient a furnace is. The higher the rating, the more efficient it is.
British Thermal Unit (BTU): the amount of energy energy required to raise one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The higher the BTU rating the greater the heating capacity of the system.
Dual Fuel: a heating system that uses both an electric heat pump and a gas furnace that alternates between the two fuel sources to maximize efficiency.
Heat Exchanger: a component of a heating system located in the furnace that transfers heat to the surrounding air which is then pumped through the home.
Split System HVAC: a heating and cooling system that consists of an indoor unit, an outdoor unit and a thermostat. This type of system is commonly found in homes that don’t have enough space for air ducts.
Whether it’s a new furnace, a new boiler, radiator installation, a repair or a tune-up the expert heating technicians at Uptown are ready to answer your call! We’ve been serving the Twin Cities for over 100 years so you know you can count on us to keep you out of the cold! Call (612) 324-1004 to schedule an appointment and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook!