HVAC Glossary and How to Use it

Introducing Successware HVAC and Plumbing Glossary

We are proud to announce the launch of our new HVAC and Plumbing glossaries! These glossaries were designed to help your technicians in the field and your customers, or homeowners, quickly locate key definitions relating to their HVAC, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and Plumbing needs in an easy-to-use format.

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Simple to Use Glossaries

Our glossaries were designed to make looking up terms quick and painless. When you open our glossary on our website, you have two options – the HVAC/IAQ Glossary or the Plumbing Glossary. You will select the glossary you want to search based on the term you need to be defined.

There are a few different ways to look up terms within each glossary quickly. We have provided a handy search bar at the top of each glossary for you to type in the word you are looking for. The word you searched, and the corresponding definition will populate when you hit enter.

You can also select the categories at the top to become familiar with keywords within each in the HVAC/IAQ or plumbing space. Our HVAC glossary is broken down into General HVAC and Indoor Air Quality. Our plumbing glossary is broken down into Components and Fixtures, General Plumbing Terms, Septic System Specific Components, and Tools and Materials.

When you select the category, it will automatically pull up all associated words for you to scroll through and find the definition you need.

There is also a handy, clickable alphabet below the category section. If you know the word you are looking for, simply click on the first letter of the word, and all the words with that first letter will appear.

When you complete your search and want to perform an additional search, click on (Clear) next to the search bar, and all filters will be removed, setting you up for your next search.

Provide Technicians with Necessary Resources

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These two glossaries are an excellent resource for your technicians, apprentices, and helpers. For apprentices and helpers who are just starting out, as they hear terms in the field, they can quickly look at the glossary to get the correct meaning of the word. They can also use our glossary to help study and familiarize themselves with the common terms in the industry.

Our HVAC glossary features key terms from air conditioner to zoning and everything in between. If your technician is out on a job and needs to define a term for themselves or their customer, they can quickly pull up our glossary to locate the correct term and definition. They no longer will have to waste time searching online or calling the back office for help.

Our HVAC glossary also features Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) terms as well. Here, you will be able to find definitions for radon, carbon monoxide, air filters, and more.

Our Plumbing glossary covers various topics such as common plumbing terms, plumbing components and fixtures, plumbing tools and materials, and septic system-specific components. The glossary is broken down into those categories making searching for the term you need easy.

Educate Homeowners on Industry Terms

Our HVAC and Plumbing glossaries are also a great resource for homeowners. If a homeowner needs a new heat pump for their furnace or a new scald guard for their plumbing system, they can consult our glossary to understand better what each of these products means and why they are important.

When the homeowner is informed and understands what they need, they are better enabled to make the best decision for their home.

NOW AVAILABLE: Successware Mobile™ customers now have access to the glossaries directly in our app, making it even easier to navigate to the glossary and locate the definition you need.