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    Is HVAC central air?

    First off, HVAC stands for “Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning,” while AC stands for just the last part: “Air Conditioning.”

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    Depends on what set up you are talking about. Standard furnace/air handler with AC with attached ductwork would be considered central AC, or a split system. If you have a mini split heat pump or AC with only one standard indoor wall unit then that is not a central AC system. A window unit is not central AC.

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    If you want to get technical anything you do to affect/improve the quality of air can be considered 'Air Conditioning". Generally when one says "air conditioning" they are talking cooling and may also consider dehumidifying as part of the package. However if you add or remove heat, add or remove moisture, remove aerosols or particulate, even removing odors, you are conditioning the air or air conditioning.

    Does that cover your question or was there a greater point you were making that you just hadn't gotten to yet.

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    HVAC also includes non-central air conditioning such as ductless systems for a single room.

    OP, you need to be more specific.
    AOP Rules: Rules For Equipment Owners.

    Free online load calculator: http://www.loadcalc.net/


    There = not here. Their = possessive pronoun. They're = they are
    It's = contraction of it is. Its = the possessive form of it
    Too = also. To = expressing motion. Two = 2
    Then = after that, next. Than = indicates a comparison.
    Questions should end with a question mark "?" Statements end with a period "."

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    And if you want to get scientific. There is no heating and cooling. There is heating and heat-removal.

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    does no one remember central heat? it was that floor furnace installed in the floor in the center of the house and you would have to step over it when it was on so as not to burn yourself or melt anything. So this unit in the center of the house was central heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGBOY View Post
    does no one remember central heat? it was that floor furnace installed in the floor in the center of the house and you would have to step over it when it was on so as not to burn yourself or melt anything. So this unit in the center of the house was central heat.
    Most of those were not installed in the center of the house but yes usually in a walk way.

    Now a gravity furnace was almost always in the center with all the supply registers on center walls so that would be more central heating.

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    Thanks!

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