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You can ask any company to supply proof of basic liability professional insurance coverage. Any business that is not going to provide evidence of general liability (GL) insurance must be avoided. A minimum basic for GL insurance is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light business.
There are other approaches for researching a/c, heating and ventilation business such as: call your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the company in concern for references. Nevertheless, all these approaches disappoint extensive transparency. The BBB in fact works for the business it represents as they are only ranked if the business in question pays them a repeating fee. Online review sites rarely display all the reviews received, and post reviews from sources that are not always credible. This provides a platform for business to publish their own evaluations and people to quickly publish evaluations without the business in concern's ability to professionally deal with the problem. In addition, no business would provide a negative reference; just those that are very positive. None of these are ideal characteristics for consumers looking for entirely unbiased reviews and referrals. It is recommended to utilize these techniques as an educated consumer and think about the info source for exactly what it deserves.
One of the very best ways to discover a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation professional is via the "word-of-mouth" approach. If the business advised was cost effective, expert and trustworthy for a friend or household member, there is a likelihood that business will do the same for you. Excellent business use the word-of-mouth technique to constantly supply a new customer stream by keeping their customers happy.
Other conventional methods for discovering a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation professional consist of performing online searches, phonebook directory sites or online directories and other advertisement mediums. Bear in mind that of these approaches are purchased and spent for by the business in concern. None of these techniques should act as a review and must be utilized only as finding sources.
3rd party companies such as Angie's list, Discover Local and other online companies are the latest platforms for sourcing and score air conditioning, heating and aerating companies. Although these business do provide a service with some merit, they are, in fact, including expense to the consumer. Angie's List, along with some other online organisation directories, charge the consumer straight for their scores and companies' contact info. Other third-party sites supply consumers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the expense of being a middle-man to business formula. Remember that none of these are "complimentary" and that customers should understand the expense and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Numerous estimates are suggest when working with an a/c and heating professional. There are no market standards for pricing HEATING AND COOLING associated service or items. Similar jobs can differ countless dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of three price quotes is suggested prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant air conditioning and or heater part and prior to the design and setup of brand-new systems.
A 2nd viewpoint can be of value if the repair or replacement is pricey. Not all professionals or business are equal or respectable. Fixing a/c and heating unit is very complicated. It is not uncommon for a repair work specialist to be unable to separate the problem or for a representative to advise an unneeded purchases. Contacting a competing air conditioning and heating company can save money and time and remorse.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Does My Home Air-Condition Smells Like Latex?
(Only When Running)
I think that odor you are referring to is the freon that they use in the AC. That freon is a gas and occasionally especially after a unit has been sitting idle for a period of time you sometimes get some of that gas leaking out which is not too unusual. It has a funky odor that I guess can be compared to latex. But that's not latex that's freon. It should clear out within a half dozens times of starting up of the unit. If it should go much past that it may need to be serviced by a technician who is trained to fix it.
Freon gas in a air conditioner is under a tremendous amount of pressure and when the gas escapes in large quantities it can almost explode through the radiator-like tubing and if it should hit you in the eye it can cause blindness. For this reason repair techs in air conditioning and refrigeration are required to service these systems ALWAYS wearing protective eye wear- goggles or safety glasses etc. But this is not something the average consumer is informed about and its extremely rare that the freon will leak out in a geyser like stream (because of the pressure it is under) and hit someone in the eye.
The service techs are within feet of the unit when working on it and they are the ones who usually get nailed in the face by the freon leaks. The gas is not very toxic but its actually that its so extremely cold that it can literally freeze your eyeball on contact.
Chinchilla No Air Conditioning?
I'M Taking Care Of My Teacher'S Chinchilla For The Summer For Extra Credit, And We Dont Have Any Air Conditioning. The Teacher Said She Just Keeps Her Chin In A Room With The Ceiling Fan On High And He'S Totally Fine. But When I Turn On The Fan In My House, My Parents Always Turn It Off, Saying I'M Wasting Electricity. I Already Explained To Them The Chin Needs Some Kind Of Cooling System, And They Keep Saying He'S Fine. He'S In About 80-85 Degrees, And His Ears Are Still Cool. I'M Rotating Frozen Granite Tiles And Water Bottles Covered With Socks, But I Don'T Know If He'S Okay. His Ears Are Normal, I Don'T Know If He'S Panting Or Sniffing, And He'S Just Running Around Like Normal. Could He Have Adapted To A Slightly Warmer Environment? I Live In Hawaii Btw
Fans don't help chinchillas at all, they only circulate air round the room, only air conditioning helps ^^
He might have adapted slightly, and it sounds like your doing all you can to keep him cool. Try giving him ice cubes in a bowl to lick and crunch (They will melt but as long as you take it out fairly soon after the wetness won't effect him) 🙂
How To Calculate The Kw Per Ton ,I E What Is The Procedure To Calculate.?
In Airconditioing System , I Know That One Ton Is Equal To 3.5 Kw, Today I Have Seen From Manufactures List That They Used 0.807 Kw Instead Of 3.5 Kw.Now I Am In Confusing Whether I Am Correct Or Wrong, If I Am Wrong Means How To Calculate The Value Of Kw/Ton ,Under What Basis We Should Calculate. Please Clarify This Doubt.
If everyone stuck to SI units, this wouldn't even be an issue.
Any air conditioner has *two* kilowattages associated with it. Firstly, there is the electrical consumption; which is how much power you need to put into the motors (there are usually four: the compressor, a fan to cool the hot side, a fan on the cold side and another motor to move a vane which directs the stream of cold air) and the electronic control unit. And secondly, there is the heat throughput; which is how many kilowatts of heat the air conditioner can transfer from the cold side to the hot side. This will ideally be rather more than the electrical consumption.
Note that the amount of heat actually given off at the hot side will be equal to the throughput +plus+ the electrical consumption (nearly all of which ends up ultimately as heat).
For some reason best left known to themselves, Americans insist to measure the heat throughput in BTU per hour or tons. A BTU is the amount of heat required to make 0.454kg. of water 5/9 of a degree C. hotter (and is about 1.055 kJ; so 1 BTU/hour = about 293mW). A ton is the rate at which heat is liberated from 1016kg.of ice melting over one day (and is about 3.517 kW).
If in any doubt, get your air conditioning brochures from mainland Europe where everything is done in SI units. It is *always* easier to translate text to English than to convert figures from American to SI units!
I Am Planning To Buy Ac (Air Conditioning). I Live In Mumbai. My Concern Will It Affect My 1 Yr Old Baby? Plea
Air conditioners are good for hot weathers, but its not recommended to sleep in a room that has it running. What we do here is the AC in the bedroom runs during the day, then when its time to go to bed it gets shut off. If the AC is going to be in a common room then you can leave it on all the time.
Reason For Vehicle Hesitant To Start Up In The Morning?
I Have A 93 Astro With 121K On Motor. The Van Is In Really Great Condition With No Major Problems. But Since It Is Cold, When I Go To Start It In The Morning, It Is Very Hesitant To Start. It Does Start Up After Several Tries. It Doesn Need A Fuel Pump Or Anything Else.
Why Is It Doing This?
Maybe A Tuneup?
For an engine to start or fire, you need fuel, air and a spark. Why an engine would have problems when it has been idle and cold:
(1) A clogged or dirty fuel line or filter could be the cause. Cold fluids just do not flow as easily, especially if it is a viscous fluid like diesel fuel or motor oil.
(2) A weak or dying battery has a harder time generating a spark when it is cold since a battery stores charges in a electrochemical cell. Chemical reactions are just slower when cold. If you don't have a strong spark, the fuel-air misture in the cylinders might not alway combust.
(3) Last is air. Cars have a flap that determines the amount of cold air versus engine-heated air that goes into the engine. When the engine is cold, the flap is closed to allow only engine-heated air in. That is why a cold engine idles more roughly than a warm engine. But your problem is starting, not rough idling, so I would ignore this one until the first two are ruled out.