Welcome to the Rural Energy "T" Glossary Terms!

At Rural Energy, we understand that the world of renewable energy and sustainable solutions can sometimes seem complex and filled with technical jargon. That's why we've created this comprehensive Glossary Page – to help demystify and clarify the terms and concepts you'll encounter on your journey towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Whether you're a homeowner looking to make energy-efficient upgrades, a business exploring renewable energy options, or simply someone curious about the latest eco-friendly technologies, our glossary is here to provide clear, concise definitions.

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Tankless Water Heater

A water heating system that heats water on demand without the need for a storage tank, providing instant hot water.

Temperature Sensor

A device used in heating systems to measure ambient temperature and provide feedback for temperature control.


A unit of heat applied especially to gas. One therm = 100,000 Btu.

Thermal Conductivity

A measure of a material's ability to conduct heat, influencing energy transfer in heating systems.

Thermal Expansion

The increase in volume of a material due to heating, often seen in heating systems as pipes expand with temperature changes.


A temperature measuring instrument. Thermocouples reflect proportional changes in temperature through the varying voltage created between two dissimilar metals electrically bonded together.


Homeowners use thermostats to have more control over the temperature. Thermostats often use sensors to gauge the environmental temperature and tell the furnace or heat pump to turn on when the area reaches a certain temperature. This temperature is preset by the homeowner in a programmable thermostat, and input directly by the homeowner in a manual thermostat.

Thermostatic Expansion Valve

A valve in heating systems that regulates the flow of refrigerant based on temperature changes, controlling cooling output.


Stands for Temperature and pressure valve. A safety device used in water heating systems to prevent excessive pressure or temperature buildup within the water heater tank. It automatically releases water if the temperature or pressure exceeds safe levels, helping to prevent tank ruptures and other potentially dangerous situations.

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