Glossary Letter A
An abbreviation for air conditioner or air conditioning.
The outside fan unit of the Air Conditioning system. It removes the heat from the freon gas and "turns" the gas back into a liquid and pumps the liquid back to the coil in the furnace.
The main electrical ON-OFF switch near the A/C Condenser.
The round screened screw-on tip of a sink spout. It mixes water and air for a smooth flow.
A mixture of sand and stone and a major component of concrete.
The area between insulation facing and interior of exterior wall coverings. Normally a 1" air gap.
A sum of money set aside in the construction contract for items which have not been selected and specified in the construction contract. For example, selection of tile as a flooring may require an allowance for an underlayment material, or an electrical allowance which sets aside an amount of money to be spent on electrical fixtures.
A payment plan by which a loan is reduced through monthly payments of principal and interest.
Bolts to secure a wooden sill plate to concrete , or masonry floor or wall.
Annual cost of credit over the life of a loan, including interest, service charges, points, loan fees, mortgage insurance, and other items.
An expert valuation of property.
A trim board that is installed beneath a window sill
One who has completed a course of study in building and design, and is licensed by the state as an architect. One who draws up plans.
Corrugated metal or concrete barrier walls installed around a basement window to hold back the earth
A tax levied on a property, or a value placed on the worth of a property.
Allows a buyer to assume responsibility for an existing loan instead of getting a new loan.
A molding, attached to one of a pair of swinging double doors, against which the other door strikes.
An opening that is placed in the drywalled ceiling of a home providing access to the attic.
In houses, screened openings provided to ventilate an attic space.