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You can ask any company to supply evidence of general liability contractor insurance coverage. Any business that is not happy to provide proof of basic liability (GL) insurance should be avoided. A minimum standard for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light business.
There are other methods for investigating cooling, heating and ventilation companies such as: contact your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the business in concern for referrals. Nevertheless, all these methods fall short of detailed transparency. The BBB in fact works for the business it represents as they are just ranked if the company in question pays them a recurring charge. Online review sites hardly ever display all the evaluations got, and post evaluations from sources that are not always credible. This offers a platform for business to publish their own evaluations and people to hastily publish evaluations without the business in concern's capability to professionally solve the issue. In addition, no business would offer out an unfavorable recommendation; just those that are very positive. None of these are perfect characteristics for customers seeking completely objective evaluations and references. It is advised to use these techniques as an informed consumer and think about the information source for exactly what it deserves.
Among the very best ways to find a brand-new a/c, heating and ventilation professional is by means of the "word-of-mouth" method. If the company suggested was affordable, professional and trusted for a buddy or family member, there is a great opportunity that business will do the very same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth method to continuously offer a brand-new consumer stream by keeping their consumers delighted.
Other conventional techniques for finding a new cooling, heating and ventilation professional consist of carrying out online searches, telephone directory directories or online directories and other ad mediums. Remember that of these techniques are purchased and paid for by the business in concern. None of these approaches must act as a testimonial and must be used only as finding sources.
3rd party companies such as Angie's list, Find Regional and other online companies are the latest platforms for sourcing and score air conditioning, heating and ventilating companies. Although these business do provide a service with some merit, they are, in truth, including expense to the customer. Angie's List, as well as some other online company directories, charge the consumer straight for their scores and business' contact information. Other third-party sites provide consumers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the expense of being a middle-man to the service equation. Bear in mind that none of these are "free" which customers should comprehend the expense and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Numerous estimates are recommend when working with an air conditioning and heating contractor. There are no market standards for rates HVAC associated product or service. Comparable jobs can vary thousands of dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of 3 price quotes is recommended prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant air conditioning and or heater part and prior to the design and setup of new systems.
A consultation can be of value if the repair or replacement is expensive. Not all technicians or business are equivalent or respectable. Repairing a/c and heater is very complicated. It is not unusual for a repair work service technician to be not able to isolate the problem or for a representative to recommend an unnecessary purchases. Getting in touch with a contending cooling and heating business can conserve time and loan and regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Is It Possible To Put Air Conditioning In A 65' Mustang??
I Am Wondering This Because I Plan On Buying A 65' Mustang But It Has No Air Conditioning. I'm Still Going To Buy The Car But It Would Be A Big Perk If I Could Have Air Conditioning Also.
-Thanks For All The Help In Advance
There's a company called Vintage Air that makes retrofit a/c systems for classic cars, including the '65 Mustang. They have systems to look like they are factory installed as well as under dash units.
The web-site is www.vintageair.com. They also have an on-line catalog.
Hope this helps you.
How Hard Would It Be To Install Your Own Heating And Air Conditioning Units? Labor Cost More Than The Units.?
Is It Legal To Do On Your Own? If Not, Where Can You Find Someone That Would Install Them Without Charging A Crazy Amount Like The Heating/Air Companies? Do Workers Of These Companies Moonlight To Make Extra Money? Thanks
okay if you want to go at it yourself you better know what sizer unit u need how long of a run you have from the condesing unit to the air handler and that you know how to properly charge the unit with freon if anything i said you dont know get a pro or find someone who does it for a company and get them to install it i do it all the time i am an hvac tech and i charge a helluva a lot less than companies do but please dont try to go at it alone or you wont have air
Who Owns The Central Air Conditioner?
My Late Mother In Law Died In Financial Chaos, And Despite The Efforts Of My Husband To Save It, Her House Was Sold At Sheriff'S Auction Last Month. It Was Bought By The Bank. We Are In The Process Of Removing Family Items From The House, But Have A Question. We Live In An Older House That Has Central Air. The Unit Is Rather Old, From The 70'S, And Is Not Working Well Anymore. Our Budget At This Time Does Not Have The Money For A New System. My Late Mother In Law Had A Central Air Conditioning Unit Put In Her House Only A Year Before She Died. We Had A Service Technician Look At Ours And Hers, And He Said That We Could Bring The Unit Up From Her House And Attach It To Ours Because They Are Compatible And Her System Would Work For Our House. But We Need To Know The Legality Of This. Is The Central Air Considered To Be A Part Of The Sale Of The House? Or Is It Considered An Item In The House Which We Can Take? If Anyone Can Help Me, I Would Appreciate It. Thanks!
it is considered a part of the house (attachments). A window unit could be argued to be personal property, but not a central unit.
Bought New Home, Air Conditioning Was Never Installed!!!!!!?
My Husband And I Just Bought Our First Home Last October. It Was A New Construction Home.The Last Few Weeks We'Ve Been Dying Of Heat. It'S Been 80 Degrees In The House And It'S Only April! We Thought That Our Air Conditioning Must Not Be Working And Called A Repairman Out To Fix 'It', Only To Find That 'It' Was Nonexistant!! We Were Completely Under The Impression That Air Conditioning Was Supposed To Be Put In Our Home. We Live In A Desert, With Large South Facing Windows In Our Kitchen, Living Room And Bedrooms That Get Direct Sun All Day. No Ceiling Fans. We Have A Baby And Our Summers Get Into The 100'S. Right Now Our House Is Almost 20 Degrees Hotter Inside Than It Is Outside. I'M Freaking Out. We'Re In The Process Of Trying To Get The Builder To Pay For Our Air Conditioning, But I Don'T Know What We'Ll Do If They Refuse. We Can'T Afford To Pay For Central Air Right Now, And We Aren'T Allowed To Use Awnings. In The Contract That We Signed It Said That Air Conditioning May Not Be Installed Until After We Closed On The House. The Way It Was Written It Looked Like The Builder Was Planning On Waiting Until We Bought The Place To Install The Air Conditioning. Now They'Re Trying To Tell Us That Our House Was Never Supposed To Have Air Conditioning, And That Central Air Was An 'Upgrade'. If We Had Known That There Wasn'T Going To Be Air Conditioning Installed We Would Never Have Bought It. I'M Worried Sick About My Baby Getting Too Hot. Her Room Has A Giant South Facing Window And I Know That It'S Incredibly Dangerous For Babies To Get That Hot. Do You Think That We Have Any Legal Recourse If They Don'T Do The Decent Thing And Install Our Air Conditioning? We Did Not Sign Anything Saying That It Wasn'T Included In Our Home, And The Real Estate Agent Who Sold Us The Home Said That It Was Identical To The Mirrored Properties Which Had Air Conditioning. Any Advice Would Be Great. Thank You!
Oh Also Any Advice On How To Keep It Cool In The Meantime Would Be Greatly Appreciated. As Of Now All We Have Is Cellular Blinds To Protect Us From The Heat, They Help A Little, But That'S About It.
While you are fighting - invest in a few window units for the bedrooms.
You can also install ceiling fans and thermal curtains on the windows.
You may want to consider installing solar screens. These block heat from the outside. http://www.lonestarsolarscreens.com/FAQ....
You may not even need the blackout drapes if you use these.
Even if you win the fight -the drapes that block out the sun or solar screens would be a help anyway. They would help to keep the power bill down and the window units you can sell or keep - in case the new ac ever goes down.
Make sure to take cool showers.
Hand wash dishes so you don't have to run the dish washer - it puts out heat.
Hang your laundry out to dry - so you don't have to run the dryer.
Cook using a microwave or toaster oven. Remember, your oven puts a lot of heat out into the home.
Turn off all lights/computer when not in use. These put out heat.
Take cool showers.
Take plastic water bottles fill them about 3/4 with water then freeze them. Take them to bed with you.
Eat cool foods - watermelon, Italian ice, Popsicles. Grapes that have been frozen make a cool healthy treat.
Drink lots of water.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine.
Plant trees outside your home. Plant the trees so they will throw shade on your home.
Here's some web sites I found: http://www.curtainandbathoutlet.com/ener...
These articles on how to cool w/o ac is good too: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Keep-Your-House-Cool-Without-Air-Conditioning
Need Legal Advice Regarding Ending A Lease Early?
Me And My Two Roommates Rented Out An Inexpensive Apartment Near College Campus. What We Did Not Realize Upon Renting This Place Was That Maintenance Was Horribly Maintained. We Calling Several Months Now Regarding Water Problems, Air Conditioning Breaking Down, Water Dripping, Bedbugs, And Ants, And None Of Our Problems Are Being Fixed. In Section 18 Of The Lease Under Landlord Obligations, Its Says That The Premise Must Be Kept Under Reasonable Repair And Must Be Fit For Intended Use By Parties Incomplete With Health And Safety Laws Of State. Well, Me And Roommates Are Not Happy With The Current Situation, And I For One Does Not Want To Wait Until The Lease Is Up In April. I Was Wondering If There Is Anyway To End The Lease Early. Any Legal Advice Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks
The short answer to this is: you can try.
I am in the industry, and in 5 years of management, I have only let two people out of their leases for this reason, and each of those were for issues that required significant repairs that we could not complete with them living in the apartment. I have never seen anyone push for this and win, although I know that it happens. Some have even backed down after speaking with their attorney.
It sounds like the difference here is that we make every effort to resolve the problem in the shortest time reasonably possible. This does not mean that things can be resolved immediately. Sometime parts need to be ordered, or we need to wait for outside vendors or contractors, but we attempt to keep the residents apprised of the situation, so at least they aren't surprised by the delay.
I would say that if nothing is being done, then you may have a case, but tread lightly. In many states the burden of proof is on the resident, so you better have a pretty air tight case if you do try to break it. First, document everything, and get pictures whenever possible. Next, I would recommend sending a letter detailing your complaints. Send it by Certified Mail, and give the landlord about a week to respond. Lastly, since this seems to be an ongoing issue; if they don't get back to you, you can always contact your local government (real estate division maybe?), and file a complaint with them.
Good luck, and i hope everything works out fair in the end.