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You can ask any business to offer proof of basic liability professional insurance. Any business that is not going to supply evidence of general liability (GL) insurance coverage need to be prevented. A minimum standard for GL insurance is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light business.
There are other methods for researching air conditioning, heating and ventilation business such as: call your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and reviews and ask the company in question for referrals. However, all of these approaches fall short of extensive openness. The BBB in fact works for the companies it represents as they are just rated if the business in question pays them a repeating fee. Online evaluation websites seldom show all of the reviews got, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly reputable. This supplies a platform for companies to publish their own evaluations and individuals to quickly post reviews without the company in concern's ability to professionally fix the issue. Furthermore, no business would offer a negative recommendation; only those that are extremely positive. None of these are perfect dynamics for customers seeking entirely objective reviews and referrals. It is recommended to utilize these techniques as an educated consumer and consider the details source for what it deserves.
One of the very best ways to discover a brand-new air conditioning, heating and ventilation specialist is through the "word-of-mouth" method. If the business suggested was affordable, expert and dependable for a buddy or member of the family, there is a likelihood that business will do the same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth approach to continually supply a brand-new consumer stream by keeping their customers delighted.
Other standard methods for discovering a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation professional consist of carrying out online searches, phone book directory sites or online directories and other advertisement mediums. Remember that all of these approaches are bought and paid for by the companies in question. None of these techniques must work as a review and needs to be utilized only as finding sources.
3rd party suppliers such as Angie's list, Find Local and other online business are the newest platforms for sourcing and rating air conditioning, heating and ventilating companies. Although these business do offer a service with some merit, they are, in fact, including cost to the customer. Angie's List, along with some other online organisation directories, charge the client directly for their ratings and business' contact details. Other third-party websites offer customers with cooling, heating and ventilation business and include the cost of being a middle-man to business equation. Bear in mind that none of these are "totally free" and that consumers need to comprehend the expense and value of utilizing entities like these.
Multiple estimates are suggest when employing a cooling and heating professional. There are no market standards for rates HEATING AND COOLING related product or service. Comparable jobs can differ thousands of dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of 3 quotes is suggested prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant air conditioning and or heater component and before the style and installation of new systems.
A consultation can be of value if the repair or replacement is costly. Not all professionals or companies are equal or trustworthy. Repairing a/c and heating unit is extremely complex. It is not unusual for a repair technician to be not able to separate the problem or for an agent to recommend an unnecessary purchases. Contacting a contending a/c and heating business can conserve money and time and regret.
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How To Install Air Conditioning In Acura B18b Motor?
I Have A Acura B18b Engine And Dont Know Too Much About Cars But Im Trying To Work Most Of This Myself, But I Need To Know How To Install A Air Conditioning Into A Acura B18b Engine Thats In A Honda Civic 92 Hatch, I Appriciate Any Answers Or Comments
We have to make some assumptions here for this to be a logical project...
1. The '92 Honda Civic must have come with factory air.
2. The engine swap to the B18B allows enough room in the engine compartment for an A/C compressor and it's associated plumbing.
As far as your wording and knowledge of cars, you don't install A/C into any engine, you are merely adding an accessory to it, i.e. adding an A/C compressor for the engine to drive. There are many controls associated with the A/C you would have to configure for the swapped engine as well. All these would be outlined in the Helms manual but you might require two manuals since the swap sources two different vehicles. See www.helmsinc.com.
Sources of compressors weren't too wide for Honda/Acura so I would think the plumbing connections for the Civic would match that of the Acura if both had the same manufacturer for the compressor. The length of the hoses could be another problem but I assume custom hoses could be made to fit.
I have also found that clearances do not allow much room to remove/replace the A/C compressor and that room could have vanished completely with the engine swap making it impossible to install the compressor without removing the engine.
You might want to consider keeping the 2/80 air conditioning your car has rignt now instead of going through a costly custom A/C install. I do that right now here in Texas... open both windows and go 80 miles per hour!
Need Help With Air Conditioning?
First Of All, I Am Disabled, And Spend Most Of My Time In The Room In Question, And I Need/Prefer The Room Be 65 Degrees Or Below Year Round.
The Room Is 15' X 11' And I Currently Have 2 Air Conditioners Running Year Round, I Have No Idea What The Btus Of Them Are. I Am In Pa, And When It Gets Really Humid, They Still Blow Cold Air, But The Room Gets To Over 80 Degrees, And They Seem To Basically Stop Functioning. Central Air Is Not An Option, And I'Ve Read That Split Minis Don'T Go Below 64 Or So. Ideally, I Would Love To Keep The Room Around 60 At All Times. I Guess This Is Where The Problem Lies: There Are Normally Between 1-5 People In The Room, And There Are Tons Of Electronics And Very Large Speakers That Are On Most Of The Time, Plus A Very Large Computer Tower, All Contributing To The Underlying Heat Of The Room.
So, What Should I Do? Presently, I Am Planning To Replace One Of The Aging Air Conditioners With A 1050 Btu One, But I Have Read That Getting An Air Conditioner Too Big For The Space It Is Cooling Is Bad. I Would Love To Get A Somewhat Professional Opinion On This, Before I Outright Waste Money.
They must be window unit then.
you said "I have read that getting an air conditioner too big for the space it is cooling is bad" Yes and no. ACs have a temp control it just means that the compressor shuts down after reaching temp.
AC units can get the room below 60 degrees F or colder.
"When it gets really humid" AC's can ice up they work better if you have them cleaned. If "they seem to basically stop functioning" you need to look for this.
YOU CAN BURN UP A COMPRESSOR IF YOUR A/C IS NOT CLEANED. IT HAS TO WORK HARDER AND WILL SHUT DOWN OR OFF AND ON.
Have this done:
AC units need to be cleaned every year. (If you smoke or have pets it will be worse )You should be able to just hose it down. Use a spray nozzle. Its the inside coil that's the hardest. The coil has a fuzz; like you get in the furnace filter. Clean as much as you can out. WINDOW UNITS NEED TO SET FOR 6 HOUR AFTER CLEANING. Its not like a frig. (24 hr). AC unit re-cools the inside air. It does not pull air from outside.
REMEMBER:AC will not work or you could burn up a compressor if the coils are not cleaned.
Tip: "Most window unit elec. are air tight so you can spray them down. But you need to check."
This will help: you wrote; "there are TONS of electronics and very large speakers that are on most of the time, plus a very large computer tower, all contributing to the underlying heat of the room." Then the air in the room may not be moving right. Change the direction the air moves out of the AC. (To get the desired circulation) OR: Try running the box fan as well. You might find the AC is not effective at cooling the additional space if it doesn't have enough additional capacity. Moving the air around will help a lot. Even if you move it slowly. "AC's re-cool the air in the home" as it moves around. Where air is not moving it will not cool!!! check out:
How Do You Find Out How To Set Air Conditioning To Keep Humidity Normal Inside?
It Is 55 Degrees Outside And 99% Humidity.
First, your AC will only control the temperature, so if you want to reduce the amount of moisture in the air, you need to get a dehumidifier. You can reduce the feeling of humidity by reducing the temperature. If it is already 55 outside it is pretty cool, so running your AC is a terrible waste of electricity. You could turn on the heat which will reduce the relative humidity, but probably not enough to make it feel much better. I guess your just going to have to deal with it and hope that it rains in the evening.
Conversion Of Electric Forced Hot Air Heat To Natural Gas?
Is It Possible To Convert Electric Forced Hot Air Heat To Natural Gas Fuel Source? If So About How Much $$.
All things are possible....
Whether they are desireable remains to be seen.
Converting to a gas fired appliance requires a few changes and some may out price the potential savings from reduced operating costs.
First, and I do mean first, you have to deal with exhaust gasses.
To do this you will have to decide on either a chimmney through the roof structure or choose a sealed combustion model that will allow you to vent through a side wall.
The latter would be my recomendation as the sealed combustion units typically have the highest efficiency ratings (up to 98% on some models).
Second, is getting a fuel source to the new furnace.
Running the gas line is not that difficult if you already have existing gas service for cooking.
In that instance it is just a matter of insuring that the sizing of the existing piping and the pressure in that piping entering will be adequate to supply the BTU' capacity of fuel.
Whole nother ball of wax if you need to run new lines from gas mains. This can quickly cost more than any potential savings will ever recover.
And finally sizing your new system.....
Do not do this yourself.
Do not ask Uncle henry who used to know a plumber.
Dont listen to the guy who says this size unit works in all the places around here...
and please, dont take it from some guy on Yahoo answers who has never seen your house, your distribution system or your insulation levels.
Those are all the perfect way to get a heting system that is grossly oversized for your home... and your wallet.
To properly size a heating system a Heat Loss Calculation should be performed for your home. this will take into account gross versus net wall, amounts of insulation and , if done by a good energy anaylist the effectivness of tht insulation, length and size of supply ducts, etc...
In the trade this is called doing a Manual "J" calculation and will fine tune your new system to your home.
This is also the time to really look at those insulation levels, and window door conditions. Increasing insulation and slowing air leakage can reduce the load that the new heater needs to supply, thus a smaller, less expensive unit can be purchased with the added caveat that it wil cost even less to operate.
This is true whether you heat with electric, gas or oil and whether you have electric baseboards, forced air or hot water system, they all are sized based on how quickly the building cools off.
Get a heating contractor, ask him to do /show you a manual J. Ask questions Like;"If I add another 8" of insulation to the attic how many BTU's will I need then".
I wont go into steam systems ..... 😉 but they are the sole exception to the rule.
Laundry Air Condtioner / Exhaust Fan?
Ok This Is My First Time Posting, And Hopefully I Get Some Replies 🙂
Basically I'd Like To Kill 2 Birds With One Stone. I Have A Small Laundry With A Massive Clothes Dryer, And We Have No Exhaust / Extractor Fan. As You Can Imagine It Gets Really Built Up With Moisture And Fluff On The Walls.
The Second Thing Is We Have 2 Dogs Who We Wish To Confine To Outside And The Laundry (Currently Have The Run Of The House) But I Would Not Leave Them In There Without Any Air Conditioning For Summer.
So My Question Is, Is There Anything Out At The Moment, That Can Be An Air Conditioner (Just A Small One) And And Exhaust Fan For When I Am Drying Clothes. Not At The Same Time Obviously, But If It Does Thats Ok Too.
Thanks In Advance.
If you have an abnormal amount of moisture and lint collecting in that room, check to make sure your dryer vent is unclogged and connected to the outside. It sounds like it is venting right into the room.
What kind of dogs are these? Big ones? Little ones? The reason I ask is that you could switch the door out for a slatted bi-fold closet door (looks like shutters) to help with the airflow.
Mostly, I'm thinking to check your dryer vents though. Clogged vents could start a fire. Also check the lint screen. Clean it so it is lint free then take it to the sink and run it under water. If the water doesn't go through, neither does the air. Scrub it with a scrub brush and a bit of dish soap, rinse, and put it back in. See if these help.