How it Works:
Terms to Help You Get Started
—Collection of tubes that distributes heated or cooled air to different rooms in a dwelling.
—Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
—Delivers conditioned air to a dwelling through individual room registers (i.e., vents).
—Vent-like units in walls, floors, or ceilings where conditioned air blows.
Return/Return Register or Grille
—Picks up inside air for reconditioning, drawing the air through a changeable filter to the air handler of the central system.
—The indoor unit that moves the air through the heating/cooling system.
—The amount of energy needed to maintain comfort levels in conditioned air.
—Fabric based tape with a rubber adhesive used in many households for temporary fixes, but has been proven to become brittle and disintegrate over time.
—Specialty tape with an acrylic-based adhesive that performs consistently under extreme temperatures.
—A thick paste that provides a permanent seal at air-duct joints and connections; sometimes used in conjunction with a fiberglass mesh tape.