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Heating and air-conditioning

a/c

abbreviation

air conditioning

air

verb

if you air a place or it airs, you open the doors and windows to let fresh air in

air-conditioned

adjective

provided with a system that makes the air colder

air conditioner

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that makes the air inside a building, room, or vehicle colder

air conditioning

noun

a system that makes the air inside a building, room, or vehicle colder

bar

noun

the long thin part of an electric fire that becomes red and produces heat

boiler

noun

a machine that heats water and provides hot water for a heating system in a house

burner

noun

an object used for heating or burning something

central heating

noun

a system for heating a whole building by sending hot air or water through pipes to all the rooms

convector

noun

a piece of electrical equipment used for heating a room by moving warm air around it

dehumidifier

noun

a piece of equipment that removes water from the atmosphere

extractor

noun

a piece of equipment that removes hot or wet air or unpleasant smells from a room

fan

noun

a machine with blades that turn and move the air in a room to make it feel less hot

fan heater

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that blows out hot air, used for heating a room

fire

noun

a piece of equipment that uses electricity or gas to heat a room

flue

noun

a metal tube that takes smoke and heat from a fire to the outside of a building

furnace

noun

a large enclosed container in which you burn fuel, used for heating a building or for an industrial process such as making metal liquid

gas fire

noun

a piece of equipment like a fireplace that makes a room warm by burning gas

GCH

abbreviation

gas central heating

geyser

noun

a machine used especially in the past for heating water in some houses

the heat

noun

the amount of heat produced by an oven or a heating system

heat

noun

the heating system in a building

heater

noun

a piece of equipment used for making a place warm or for heating water

heating

noun

equipment that produces the heat used for heating a building

immersion

noun

an immersion heater

immersion heater

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that heats water for use in the home. An immersion heater is often simply called an immersion.

ionizer

noun

a piece of equipment used for improving the quality of the air in a room

lag

verb

to cover water pipes with a special material that stops the water freezing in cold weather

lagging

noun

thick material used for covering water pipes or a boiler (=container for hot water)

punkah

noun

a piece of equipment used for making the air cold in a room. It consists of a large flat piece of cloth that hangs from the ceiling, and moves backwards and forwards when you pull a rope.

radiator

noun

a large metal object on a wall that is used for heating a room

register

noun

a flat piece of metal that you can open and close to control the flow of air in a heating system

storage heater

noun

a heater that uses electricity at night, when it is cheaper

stove

noun

a machine or a piece of equipment that provides heat for cooking or heating a room

ventilate

verb

to allow fresh air to enter a room or building

ventilation

noun

the movement of fresh air around a room or building, or a system that allows this to happen

ventilator

noun

a machine that brings fresh air into a room or building and moves it around

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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