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AFUE

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. Indicated as a percentage, your furnace’s AFUE tells you how much energy is being converted to heat. For example, an AFUE of 90 means that 90% of the fuel is being used to warm your home, while the other 10% escapes as exhaust with the combustion gases.

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ADVANCED RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

Type of compressor that uses a more efficient process for compressing refrigerant for better cooling efficiency

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AIR HANDLER

The portion of your air conditioner or heating system that forces air through your home’s ductwork.

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BTU

British Thermal Unit. Used for both heating and cooling, BTU is a measure of the heat given off when fuel is combusted. Or for cooling, it’s a measure of heat extracted from your home. (One BTU is approximately equal to the heat given off by a wooden kitchen match.)

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BTUH

A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the unit of heat required to raise 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. BTUH is British Thermal Units per Hour.

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BECKETT BURNER

A burner assembly within your oil furnace. This burner provides good combustion of heating oil.

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CFM

Stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. A measurement of airflow that indicates how many cubic feet of air pass by a stationary point in one minute. The higher the number, the more air is being forced through the system.

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CAPACITY

The ability of a heating or cooling system to heat or cool a given amount of space. For heating, this is usually expressed in BTUs. For cooling, it is usually given in tons.

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CARBON MONOXIDE

A colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas produced when carbon-based fuels, such as natural gas, burns without sufficient air nearby.

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COMPRESSOR

Part of a split-system heat pump or air conditioner’s outdoor unit that controls the pressure applied to the refrigerant, necessary for taking in heat to warm your home with a heat pump or getting rid of heat to keep your home cool.

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CONDENSER COIL

Part of the outdoor portion of a split-system air conditioner or heat pump. By converting refrigerant that is in a gas form back to a liquid, the coil sends heat carried by the refrigerant to the outside.

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DB

Decibels (dB) are a unit measuring the intensity of noise.

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DAMPER

A type of “valve” used in duct work that opens or closes to control airflow. Used in zoning to control the amount of warm or cool air entering certain areas of your home.

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DOWNFLOW

A type of furnace that takes cool air from the top and blows warm air to the bottom-commonly used where furnaces must be located in a second-floor closet or utility area.

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DUCTWORK

Hollow pipes used to transfer air from the Air Handler to the air vents throughout your home. Ductwork is one of the most important components of a home heating and cooling system.

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EER

Energy Efficiency Ratings (EER) measure the efficiency with which a product uses energy to function. It is calcuated by dividing a product’s BTU output by its wattage.

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ELECTRONIC AIR CLEANER (EAC)

An electronic device that filters out large particles and contaminants in indoor air. It then electronically pulls out tiny particles that have been magnetized, such as viruses and bacteria, drawing them to a collector plate.

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ENERGY SAVER SWITCH

An energy-saver switch causes the air conditioner’s fan and compressor to cycle on and off together, reducing energy use.

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ENERGY STAR

Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Products with the Energy Star rating will be efficient and save cost on energy bills.

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EVAPORATOR COIL

Part of a split-system air conditioner or heat pump located indoors. The evaporator coil cools and dehumidifies the air by converting liquid refrigerant into a gas (or vice-versa). A blower moter, typically in a furnace, then moves air over the coil to either heat or cool your home.

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FAN COIL

An indoor component of an air conditioner or heat pump system, used in place of a furnace and evaporator coil, to provide change the refrigerant from a gas to a liquid (or vice-versa) and blow air over the coil to cool or heat your home.

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HSPF

The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor is a measure of the heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the HSPF number, the more efficiently the heat pump heats your home.

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HVAC

Term used for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

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HEAT EXCHANGER

The part of a furnace that transfers heat to nearby air.

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HEAT PUMP

A product that works just like an air conditioner in cooling mode; however, in heating mode, the refrigerant flow is reversed and heat is extrated from the outside air too heat your home.

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HORIZONTAL FLOW

A type of furnace, installed on its “side”, that draws in air from one side, heats it and sends the warm air out the other side. Most often used for installations in attics or crawl spaces

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HUMIDIFIER

A piece of equipment that adds water vapor to heated air as it moves out of the furnace. This adds necessary moisture to protect your furnishings and reduce static electricity.

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HYBRID HEAT

Hybrid Heat systems deliver exceptional performance by using a heating source that provides the most energy-efficient comfort during moderate heating conditions.

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INDOOR COIL

see Evaporator Coil

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LOAD ESTIMATE

A series of studies performed to determine the heating or cooling requirements of your home. An energy load analysis uses information such as the square footage of your home, window or door areas, insulation quality and local climate to determine the heating and cooling capacity needed by your furnace, heat pump or air conditioner. When referring to heating, this is often known as a Heat Loss Analysis, since a home’s heating requirements are determined by the amount of heat lost through the roof, entry ways and walls.

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LOW BOY

Low Boy is a type of furnace configuration in which the furnace is lower in height and occupies more floor space.

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MERV

The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value is the standard comparison of the efficiency of an air filter. The MERV scale ranges from 1 (least efficient) to 16 (most efficient), and measures a filter’s ability remove particles from 3 to 10 microns in size.

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MATCHED SYSTEM

A heating and cooling system comprised of products that have been certified to perform at promised comfort and efficiency levels when used together, and used according to design and engineering specifications.

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NON-THERMAL PLASMA (COLD PLASMA)

Plasma in its simplest form is oppositely charged hydrogen and oxygen ions, also called bi-polar ionization. These naturally occurring ions are artificially produced when a sufficiently high voltage is applied to a sharp point. The plasma, when produced and injected into a moving air stream, breaks down gases to harmless compounds prevalent in the atmosphere such as oxygen, nitrogen, water vapor and carbon dioxide.

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OPERATING COST

The day-to-day cost of running your home comfort equipment, based on energy use.

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OUTDOOR COIL

see Condenser Coil

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PAYBACK ANALYSIS

Overall measure of the efficiency and value of your home comfort system. By combining your purchase price and ongoing operating costs, a payback analysis determines the number of years required before monthly energy savings offset the purchase price.

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PURON REFRIGERANT

Puron® Refrigerant is an environmentally sound refrigerant designed not to harm the earth’s ozone layer. Federal law requires that all manufacturers phase out ozone depleting refrigerants in the next few years. Puron Refrigerant is approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a replacement from Freon 22*.

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QUIETECH

QuieTech™ is a noise reduction system that provides comfortable heat while generating very little noise in the process.

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R-22 REFRIGERANT

R-22 is a single component HCFC refrigerant with low ozone depletion potential. It has long been used in a variety of air-conditioning and refrigeration applications in a variety of markets. Production of R-22 will cease in 2015 per the Montreal Protocol.

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RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

A type of compressor used in air conditioners that compresses refrigerant by using a type of “piston” action.

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RECLAIMING

Returning used refrigerant to the manufacturer for disposal or reuse.

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RECYCLING

Removing, cleaning and reusing refrigerant.

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REFRIGERANT LINES

Two copper lines that connect the Condenser (Outdoor) Coil to the Evaporator (Indoor) Coil.

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RIELLO BURNER

A burner assembly within your oil furnace. This burner provides a cleaner, higher quality combustion of heating oil to increase energy efficiency.

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SEER

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is a measure of the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner or heat pump. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the system is at converting electricity into cooling power.

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SCROLL COMPRESSOR

A specially designed compressor that works in a circular motion vs. an up and down piston action.

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SETBACK THERMOSTAT

A state-of-the-art electronic thermostat with a built-in memory that can be programmed for different temperature settings at different times of the day.

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SINGLE PACKAGE PRODUCT

One outdoor unit that contains both a heating and a cooling system.

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SMARTRECOVERY

Smart Recovery starts the system in advance to be sure that each zone reaches your selected temperature setting at the scheduled time.

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SPLIT SYSTEM

Refers to an air conditioner or heat pump that has components in two locations. Usually, one part of the system is located inside (evaporator coil) and the other is located outside your home (condenser coil).

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THERMIDISTAT

The Thermidistat™ Control monitors temperatures both inside and outside, as well as indoor humidity and adjusts system operation to maintain the temperature and humidity levels set by the homeowner.

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THERMOSTAT

Unit that monitors and controls your HVAC system products.

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THERMOSTATIC EXPANSION VALVE

A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) is precision device used to meter the flow of liquid refrigerant entering the evaporator at a rate that matches the amount of refrigerant being boiled off in the evaporator.

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TON

A unit of measure for cooling capacity. One ton = 12,000 BTUs per hour.

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TOTAL HOME COMFORT SYSTEM

The ultimate solution to providing you with consistent, customized home comfort, despite the ever-changing weather.

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TRUESENSE DIRTY FILTER DETECTION

TrueSense™ dirty filter detection reminds you when it’s time to change your media filter.

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TWO STAGE COMPRESSOR

Two Stage Compressors are capable of two levels of operation, a low stage and a high stage. Properly sized equipment will operate 80% of the time in low stage, enhancing efficiency and comfort with lower humidity levels and quieter operation. It’s like getting two air conditioners or heat pumps in one system.

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UL

UL is an objective, non-profit organization that tests and rates electrical products for public safety.

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UPFLOW

A type of furnace that draws cool air from the bottom and blows the warmed air out the top into the duct work. This type of furnace is usually installed in a basement or an out-of-the-way closet.

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VENTILATOR

A ventilator captures heating or cooling energy from stale indoor air and transfers it to fresh incoming air.

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ZONING

A way to increase your home comfort and energy efficiency by controlling when and where heating and cooling occurs in a home. Programmable thermostats are used to control operating times of the equipment. Dampers are used to direct air flow to certain parts or “zones” of the home.

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Tresica W.
1720918233
Great assessment of my heating/air problems. Looking forward to working with this company.
Larisa E.
1720901566
Highly professional, great service, very much appreciated!
Sicnarfer S.
1720827615
Galbreaths is excellent and Brandon is a very good guy. Knowledgeable, friendly, polite and efficient. Highly recommended
Alex R.
1720814963
I recommend this company to everyone, they are the best, the technician are very knowledgeable and professional, especially Kevin Jackson, he is very knowledgeable and his suggestions are on points. Thank you Kevin.
Ernest A.
1720805604
Top guality service by Gil. He is first rate.
Butch W.
1720798540
Recently had an issue with my A/C unit and called Galbreath and Sons. My Tech Daniel called to let me know he was on his way. Daniel went right to work identified the problem and had me up and running in short order. Daniel was extremely professional explained what the issue was in detail so that even I could understand it. I have been a Galbreath and Sons customer for many years now and in fact purchased my current heating and air unit from them. I wouldn’t call anyone else.
craig B.
1720742684
Galbreath Heating & Air went above and beyond today. Not only did I schedule today but I was fortunate enough to get same day service, dispatch was very helpful in scheduling. Brandon was a very knowledgeable technician who explained everything throughout the service call. Highly recommend Galbreath for all of your HVAC needs. Hands down the best HVAC company in our area.
Elizabeth L.
1720731436
Danny was wonderful!
Joe G.
1720731217
Kevin Jackson was awesome! On time. Thorough. Very capable. Very polite. Couldn't be better! Thank you!
Steven D.
1720727572
We had a great experience. Brandon our technician that came out was very knowledgable. He was patient when I asked questions, and didn’t make feel like I was stupid. He was also very professional and showed up when he said he was going to. Idk if it’s an option but next time I need ac work done I’ll be requesting that Brandon comes out to help. Overall a great employee and a great company you can trust to get the job done right the first time.
Kim M.
1720722359
Thomas D.
1720720895
Really liked the tech explaining what he was doing and what it means. He was on time
Bill S.
1720655761
My new Lennox HVAC was defective from the factory and all of the Galbreath team has worked diligently to make it right! I highly recommend Galbreath and Sons for all of your HVAC needs.
Rochelly M.
1720653112
Great experience with Galbreath. They scheduled my appointment very quick. The technician and project manager walk me to the process step by step very kindly and provide lot of information.
Elaine B.
1720646211
Great Service explained any problems with my HVAC unit and the cost for fixing it.
Steve B.
1720639918
Danny was on time, very friendly. Thoroughly looked over my AC system and left me confident my AC unit is in good working order. Highly recommend Galbreath Heating & Air
Brian B.
1720563763
Galbreath has changed out 3 AC units for me over the years (at different houses) and has always delivered top notch service. they are easy to work with and stick to their installation schedule. Highly recommend them for all of your AC needs!
Sheila T.
1720556074
We called with a/c concerned. The company came quickly. Aaron spent so much time explaining the issue (s), doing as much as possible without spending good money after bad. Compassionate, thorough, and accommodating. We felt a level of trust but he insisted on videoing problems and his repairs. Although the diagnosis was grim, we were well cared for. Highly recommend!
Grace S.
1720539065
Brandon was very patient as we figured out the financing options that I needed as we were not prepared for the HVAC to go out and had many other financial priorities. He created so many options that were feasible and of course, he diagnosed everything thoroughly and got to work right away. Very friendly and reassuring.
Marshall B.
1720478439
Kevin Jackson is a professional. Great service
Emily P.
1720470362
We had the best experience with Galbreath heating and air. Danny, Ms. Sherrry and Ms. Rebecca was amazing and Aaron P. Was so professional and kind.
Tim C.
1720460195
Great company, they came to my house to my home twice to really build a solution that would fit my application, couldn’t be more happier with them and they have build a customer for life.
Michael B.
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Wendy D.
1720362461
We have been with Galbreath for many many years. Every time we’ve had an emergency, they always have somebody at our house the same day. They go above and beyond to make us comfortable!
Alec S.
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Ron
1720272914
Galbreath and Sons have been taking care of our HVAC repairs and maintenance for a few years now. Our unit was not purchased from them, however, that has never been an issue as far as any service or repairs are concerned.They are always very prompt and responsive even with an after hours call. I can say that they have never had to come back for the same issue as well.Danny has been out to us a couple times now and he is a top-notch technician! Very professional and knowledgeable! Same with Kevin! He has taken care of our house and my Mother-in-Law's as well.No need to use any other business for HVAC in this area! And no, I'm not a paid endorser or employee!
Gary E.
1720267720
Brandon was professional, knowledgeable and provided an honest assessment of the issue that was occurring with my AC unit. I will definitely use the company's services in the future.
Rebecca C.
1720208768
Zach was super friendly and helpful! Thank you for taking the time to explain what was done and helping us keep our system functioning properly!
Carley A.
1720191676
We had a great experience. Kevin was knowledgable and kind. He was patient when I asked questions. He was also very professional and showed up on time. I love that they send a text with the picture of the technician that will be there with a little background of them. Great customer service!
Gary G.
1720189068
Zach really took the time and effort to explain in great detail my current A/C issue. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.
Patty P.
1720187465
We always get the bests service ever from Galbreath Heating and Air. We have had a maintenance agreement for years, and have had no major issues. When we did, they were quickly responsive and handled everything to resolve and get us back up and running. Gil is our technician for regular maintenance and sometimes if we need an on call and we could not ask for a more courteous, knowledgeable professional to work with. Thanks for everything you do to take care of us! Patty Pierce
Julie L.
1720107712
I was very impressed with the presentation by Tyler at our networking group and knew who to call when our AC unit stopped working. Brandon was a great technician and had the unit tuned up and the house cool again in no time! Thank you !
Nancy S.
1720099424
Very satisfied with diagnosis and repairs performed.
Ron R.
1720030197
Great service and very helpful. Good explanations, and I have become a client for life.
Chris
1720026956
Kevin Jackson was extremely helpful, informative, and courteous. Highly recommend!
Janeen R.
1719951319
Great job
Christian A Flores A.
1719949898
Excellent and outstanding service! An amazing job and really professional I definitely recommend the services and support.
Sabrena J.
1719931036
Aaron was very polite and well informed regarding my system. I especially appreciate that he explained everything he was doing and the difference between each package that could potentially expand the life of my unit. Thank you Aaron for providing the wonderful service.
sydmonah
1719928948
My attic space is only a crawl space; however, Galbreath and his team worked tirelessly to accommodate my new unit. I appreciate all the hard work and effort that they put in to get my house cool for the summer.Thank you
Phyllis
1719925789
I called to get appointment the ladies in the office were very friendly. The technician arrived in the time frame I was given, he was friendly and did great in serving my air conditioner. I am very satisfied. Will be using them again in the future. If you want good service for your heating and air conditioning call Galbreath Heating & Air.
Lisa B.
1719874574
This company is exceptional. From the moment I spoke to the ladies in the office I felt like this company was where I needed to be they sent a gentleman out named Aaron I knew everything about him before he reached my home they let me know when my appointment was even sent me a reminder the day of with a small brief introduction to my technician I can't say enough about their services how fast and friendly they are if I could give them a hundred Stars I would thank you Aaron so much for your kindness and making my elderly mother feel safe while you were in her home thank you to the ladies in the office for making my appointment fast and sending out reminders so I didn't forget thank you you guys I look forward to many years of business with you. This company truly cares about more than just their business they care about you as an individual as well thanks so much guys
David S.
1719795524
Kevin Jackson did a great job.
Jim M.
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Jeffery L.
1719616860
Another exceptional service; we have used this company for all our HVAC needs for the past several years and they do not disappoint. Always prompt polite and professional.
Kirby J.
1719610655
Galbreath was highly recommended through my neighborhood page. Aaron P was my Tech and a did a fantastic job. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Will recommend to others!
Janice T.
1719606107
Kevin Jackson serviced our unit in a timely manner. Exceptional personality.
Vaughn H.
1719588224
From my initial call (Conversation ) with the office staff to , The technician coming out!! everyone was professional and courteous The technician was knowledgeable and respectful!! So far so good!! Thank you Rebecca and Sherry !! And I can’t forget Aaron thanks a bunch !!
Cheryl C.
1719586355
Erica O.
1719531596
Had a great experience with Aaron our technician. He serviced our AC quickly and did not let a little rain bother him while doing so! He was knowledgeable, friendly and kind.
Melanie L.
1719497931
Galbreath's came out on a Sunday to repair my ac. I like the fact they text a photo and information regarding the tech coming to the house. Thanks
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