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HVAC Basics

Are you buying a new air conditioner, having problems with your heat pump or simply looking for general information about HVAC? Don’t fret – you have come to the right place. This informative collection of articles will give you all you need to know about different HVAC products – from the components that make up your air conditioner to potential indoor air quality additions. Select from the array of articles below to start learning about HVAC.

HVAC Basics Categories

Frigidaire HVAC terms explained

Frigidaire HVAC Terms

Glossary of HVAC Terms

Find out what general terms about HVAC mean.

What Is BTU?

Learn how BTU directly correlates to receiving the right size HVAC system.

What Is CFM?

Find out how CFM and proper airflow go hand-in-hand.

What Is a Micron?

Discover more about this important filtration power measurement.

What Is R-22?

Get information about this refrigerant - currently being phase out.

What Is R-410A?

Learn more about this more green-conscious refrigerant option.

What Is Tonnage?

Discover how the tonnage of your HVAC system can impact comfort levels.

Frigidaire gas furnace and other products

Frigidaire HVAC Products

What Is an Air Handler?

Find out how this indoor unit works with your cooling system.

What Is a Heat Pump?

Discover more about this electric heating and cooling method.

What Is HVAC Zoning?

Learn how a zoning system can increase comfort while saving money.

What Is IAQ?

Learn how IAQ products can improve your home comfort.

What Is an Oil Furnace?

Find out if an oil furnace or gas furnace is better for your home.

What Is a Package Unit?

Discover whether your current system is of the packaged variety.

What Is a Split System?

Find out if your current HVAC system setup is a split system.

Frigidaire product parts

Frigidaire Product Parts

What Is a Compressor?

Learn how this component works to keep your outdoor unit running.

What Is a Condenser Coil?

Discover how this component works as a part of your cooling system.

What Is a Damper?

Find out how a damper works in your zoning system to improve comfort.

What Is an Evaporator Coil?

Discover how this part of your cooling system works.

What Is an Inverter?

Find out how this part helps the efficiency of our iQ Drive units.

What Is a Media Filter?

Learn how this IAQ component can help you breathe easier.

What Is a Scroll Compressor?

Find out the benefits of this type of compressor.

A Frigidaire contractor can answer frequently asked HVAC questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Air Conditioner or Heat Pump?

Figure out whether an air conditioner or heat pump is right for your home.

How Does an Air Conditioner Work?

Learn how an air conditioner works to deliver cool air to your home.

How Much Does an Air Conditioner Cost?

Find out what goes into determining air conditioner costs.

How Does a Furnace Work?

Find out how your gas furnace keeps your home warm

What Is AHRI?

Find out more about this heating and air conditioning organization.

What Is HVAC?

Find out more about this general acronym for heating and air conditioning equipment.

Should I Schedule Spring HVAC Maintenance?

Find out why spring HVAC maintenance is important.

How Do You Operate a Heat Pump in Winter?

Discover the ins and outs of running a heat pump during the winter.

Special energy-efficiency labels and brands

Energy-Efficiency Ratings

What Is AFUE?

Find out what this furnace heating efficiency rating indicates.

What Is ecoLogic?

Discover how this rating indicates top-tier Frigidaire HVAC systems.


Learn more about this method of classifying high-efficiency HVAC equipment.

What Is SEER?

Decipher what this cooling efficiency rating means.