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You can ask any business to offer evidence of general liability professional insurance coverage. Any company that is not going to offer proof of basic liability (GL) insurance should be prevented. A minimum basic for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for domestic work and $2 million for light commercial.
There are other approaches for researching a/c, heating and ventilation business such as: contact your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), carry out online searches and reviews and ask the company in question for referrals. Nevertheless, all these techniques fall brief of extensive transparency. The BBB really works for the business it represents as they are only ranked if the company in concern pays them a repeating cost. Online review websites hardly ever display all the evaluations received, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly trustworthy. This provides a platform for business to publish their own evaluations and individuals to quickly post evaluations without the business in question's ability to expertly deal with the issue. In addition, no business would provide a negative referral; just those that are extremely positive. None of these are perfect characteristics for consumers seeking entirely objective evaluations and referrals. It is recommended to utilize these methods as an informed customer and think about the info source for exactly what it is worth.
Among the very best ways to discover a new cooling, heating and ventilation specialist is via the "word-of-mouth" technique. If the company recommended was economical, professional and trusted for a friend or relative, there is a great opportunity that business will do the very same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth method to constantly provide a brand-new consumer stream by keeping their consumers pleased.
Other conventional techniques for finding a new cooling, heating and ventilation professional include carrying out online searches, phone book directories or online directories and other ad mediums. Remember that all of these techniques are bought and paid for by the companies in concern. None of these techniques need to act as a review and must be utilized only as locating sources.
3rd party providers such as Angie's list, Find Regional and other online business are the latest platforms for sourcing and ranking cooling, heating and ventilating companies. Although these business do supply a service with some benefit, they are, in fact, adding expense to the consumer. Angie's List, in addition to some other online company directories, charge the customer straight for their rankings and companies' contact info. Other third-party websites provide consumers with cooling, heating and ventilation business and add the expense of being a middle-man to business formula. Keep in mind that none of these are "totally free" and that customers ought to understand the cost and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Numerous price quotes are suggest when employing an air conditioning and heating professional. There are no industry standards for prices A/C related service or products. Comparable tasks can differ countless dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of 3 quotes is recommended prior to the repair or replacement of any major cooling and or heater part and prior to the design and setup of new systems.
A second viewpoint can be of value if the repair or replacement is expensive. Not all professionals or business are equivalent or reputable. Repairing air conditioning and heater is very complex. It is not uncommon for a repair specialist to be not able to isolate the issue or for an agent to advise an unnecessary purchases. Getting in touch with a competing cooling and heating company can save money and time and remorse.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What Animal Feces Is This?!?!?
I Have A Window Air Conditioning Unit And Am On The Second Floor. I Have Had It For Years (At Least Three) But I Came Home Today To Find Little Blackish Things All Over The Bin In Front Of The Window. I Noticed They Came In From The Ac Unit. It Definitely Smells Like Poop Close Up And Was Soft In That It Smeared Easily When Cleaning.There Was No Definite Shape Or Size And Initially It Looked Like Someone Had Spilled My Turtle Pellets All Over The Bin. Is There Probably An Animal In My Room And What In The Heck Is It? Also - Could It Have Just Been Poop From Outside The Window Thanks To A Gust Of Wind (Because It Was A Lot) - We Do Have A Lot Of Squirrels In This Area...Though I Wonder If Squirrel Poop Would Really Be That Small? Help!
well without a picture, I can only say...if it is big as an O"Henry chocolate bar...then you LET that squirrel have your NUTS if he wants them.
What Is The Difference In A 4 Ton Air Unit And 5 Ton?
I Now Have A 4 Ton However It'S Not Cooling Fast Enough Or Cold Enough.
The difference is 1 ton.
What is a ton of air conditioning in SI units?
It is an energy unit that should be able to be converted into BTU/hr or kW or something similar.
This unit originated with the cooling capacity of a ton of ammonia, the first refrigerant.
A Ton of air conditioning equals 12,000 Btu/h
(also one Btu/h is equal to 0.293 watts so...One ton = 3.516 Kilowatts)
You probably need a ton and 1/2 or two ton airconditioner, since your smaller one isn't working.
Now you know.
Is It Dangerous To Have An Extension Cord Near A Heating/Air Conditioning Vent? And For Permanent Usage?
For Years My Family And I Have Used Extension Cords. I Have Two In My Room Underneath My Bed. One Of Them Is Vent Near A Heating/Air Conditioning Vent. I Also Have Several Things Including My Fan And Cell Phone Charger Plugged Into These Extension Cords. I Would Like To Know If This Is Dangerous Or A Safety Hazard And If So How Much?
I'd recommend buying a few of those "power strips" with fat cords. The good ones have overload breakers, and the heavier wires carry more amperage without getting hot. Also they have switches, so you can power them down for safety when not in use. How dangerous are extension cords? They weren't allowed in any housing the Army ever provided for me 40 years ago. Many house fires involve them. I'd put fresh batteries in the smoke detectors.
My Airconditioner And Power Consumption?
My Airconditioner Is Rated At 1Hp. My Question Here Is That If I Turn The Settings Of My Air Conditioner To Second To The Lowest, Will It Actually Still Use 1Hp? I Mean Does The Amount Of Electricity That An Airconditioner Uses Depend On The Load?
The rating of air-conditioners in horse power is an outdated one, though still used by retailers, where it is the mechanical power of the compressor motor, and once was used as a way to show what value for money was being obtained (the size of the motor). Now we tend to focus more on efficiency, cooling power versus electrical power.
Modern ratings are in kW of cooling, meaning the amount of heat that can be pumped.
In the US, traditional units of BTU are used for cooling capacity, which are actually BTU/h. The conversion is 3.412
Cooling capacity of 1hp system:
A reasonably efficient 1 hp air-conditioner might provide 2.5KW of cooling, so the BTU rating is 8530 BTU/h approx. This is typical as 1hp is 746W, and the pumping of heat due to 746W is usually 3 to 4 times that. This example is 3.35 times, and that is something like the mechanical efficiency expected for a split inverter system, though window units tend to be less efficient. (see the link below).
Electrical power used:
The electrical power used by a single phase 1hp motor may be 1kW, and there is additional power for the fan motor, so the overall power consumption is something like 1.2kW when the compressor is running and 200W (0.2kW) when only the fan is running. The compressor only runs long enough to provide the cooling that is required, which depends on internal temperature, external temperature, heat load (heat coming into the room from windows, doors, people, lights, computers etc.) and your thermostat setting. Setting a higher temperature means the compressor runs less, and you save power. This is usually a lower cooling setting, as you said.
Energy is measured in kWh, which brings time into the cost of electricity. If your compressor runs 30% of the time in a 24h period, the consumption over 24 hours is:
0.2kW * 24h = 4.8kWh for the fan
1kW * 8h = 8kWh for the compressor.
Total is 12.8kWh (electrical units on your bill) in a 24 hour period.
Yes the energy used over time does depend on the load and the setting.
So called inverter units have a variable speed compressor motor that runs continuously, and probably uses 3 phase from the inverter instead of single phase, but the average energy used over time is much the same as cycling the compressor in the analysis above. Efficiency advantages can come from the change in motor type, and eliminating brief stop/start periods of heavy current with no contribution to cooling. The claimed advantages of inverter units (from wikipedia) are:
"Eliminating stop-start cycles increases efficiency, extends the life of components, and helps eliminate sharp fluctuations in the load the air conditioner places on the power supply. Ultimately this makes inverter air conditioners less prone to breakdowns, cheaper to run, and the outdoor compressor is generally quieter than a standard air conditioning unit's compressor."
My Air Condition Unit Just Shut Off And It Wont Turn Back On ! Smell Something Burning Come From The Vents!?
Does Anybody Know What Can I Check Or Replace To Get It Running Again! Thanks
Sounds like your condencer burned out. Time to call a repairman or replace the unit all together.