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Confused by industry jargon? It’s easy when you stay ahead of the game!

When you are dealing with heating and cooling systems in NYC and Manhattan, it helps if you understand some of the industry’s jargon. Whether you are trying to absorb the complex information on a manufacturer’s handbook or listening to the wise words of a heating and cooling contractor, you will feel a lot more confident about your AC system if you know exactly what is going on.
As a head start, here are explanations to four commonly used industry terms:
Definition:
ACH – Air Changes per Hour
ACH is a term used when discussing and measuring air infiltration. In simple terms, ACH is the total volume of air that is turned over in a home in one hour. Depending on the size, shape and age of your home, you can expect your ACH to be anywhere between 0.25 and 2.5.
BTUH- BTUs per Hour
This term is used when measuring the capacity of a piece of heating or cooling equipment. It is also used to assess the number of hourly BTU’s given by the equipment.
CO- Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide is the poisonous gas produced as a result of unfinished combustion of fossil fuels. CO is tasteless and odorless and potentially fatal if not detected and treated properly.
COP – Coefficient of Performance
COP is the efficiency ratio of the level of heating or cooling given by a unit to the energy used up by the system.  To put it simply; the higher the COP, the more efficient the system is likely to be.

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