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A/C
Abbreviation for air conditioner
A/C circuit
Alternating current, which is the flow of electrical current through a conductor, first in one direction, then in reverse. It is used exclusively in residential and commercial wiring because it provides greater flexibility in voltage selection and simplicity of equipment design.
A/C condenser
The outside fan unit of the air-conditioning system that removes the heat from the Freon® gas and turns the gas back into a liquid, then pumps the liquid back to the coil in the furnace.
A/C disconnect
The main electrical ON-OFF switch near the A/C condenser.
above-grade wall
A wall that is mostly above grade and encloses conditioned space.
ABS
Acronym for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; rigid black plastic pipe used only for drain lines.
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