Question: What is VRV in air conditioning systems?

What is VRV? In the world of HVAC, technology is constantly changing. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) is not exactly a new technology, but it is new to the US markets. Certainly it is new to the residential HVAC market here in Los Angeles and Orange County. Thomson...

Question: How does air conditioning work?

“Elementary, my dear Watson!” The majority of home and smaller commercial air conditioning systems circulate a compressed gas refrigerant in a closed “split” system to cool and condition inside air. The refrigerant has to be re-cooled and condensed, and outside air is...

Question: What company makes the best air conditioners?

Thomson AC is a certified Daikin Comfort Pro and we prefer to install systems by Daikin. However, air conditioning is a matured technology so most of the popular brands work pretty well. Many of them use parts made by the same manufacturers. So for many of our...

Question: What is a heat pump?

A Heat Pump is an all-in-one heating and air conditioning system that works year-round to keep you comfortable. During warmer months, a heat pump works as a normal air conditioner. It extracts heat from inside the home and transfers it to the outdoor air. In colder...

Question: What is an air handler?

An air handler is usually a large metal box containing a blower, heating or cooling elements, filter racks or chambers, sound attenuators, and dampers. Air handlers usually connect to a ductwork ventilation system that distributes the conditioned air through the...

Question: What is a BTU?

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is a unit of measure of cooling or heating capacity. 1 BTU is the amount of heat required to raise (or lower) the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit. There are 12,000 BTU’s in 1 Ton of Cooling. It is also the...