Airflow Mechanical, Inc.

102 E. New Haven Ave. Suite 113, Melbourne, FL 32901

321-259-6070

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Air Conditioner - Assembly of equipment for the simultaneous control of air temperature and relative humidity.

Accumulator: Tank on the suction side of a system that holds excess refrigerant to prevent slugging the compressor with liquid.

Air Cooled - Uses a fan to discharge heat from the condenser coil to the outdoors.

Air-cooled system A type of air conditioning system that uses freon as a refrigerant and air as a condensing medium. Typically, the air-cooled condenser is located outside and refrigerant lines are piped to it from the indoor unit.

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) - A rating that denotes the efficiency of gas heating equipment. It is the amount of heating your equipment delivers for every dollar spent on fuel. A higher rating indicates more efficient equipment. This rating is calculated in accordance with the Department of Energy test procedures.

Ambient Temperature - The temperature, usually of the air, that surrounds operating equipment.

Airflow: The distribution or movement of air.

Air Change: The amount of air required to completely replace the air in a room or building.

Air Diffuser: Air distribution outlet or grille designed to direct airflow into desired patterns.

Air Handler: Fan-blower, filter and housing parts of a system.

ASHRAE Standard 52-76 Industry standard for air filtration efficiency. For most data processing areas, a filtration efficiency of 20% is generally adequate.

ASHRAE Standard 90-75 The industry standard on energy conservation in new building design.

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