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Central Air Conditioner – Defined

An HVAC system designed to cool the entire house, in which a large compressor unit located outside drives the process; an indoor coil filled with refrigerants cools air that is distributed through the house via ducts. The same duct system is used with a furnace for forced warm-air heating.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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