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You can ask any company to offer proof of general liability specialist insurance coverage. Any business that is not happy to offer evidence of basic liability (GL) insurance coverage need to be prevented. A minimum standard for GL insurance is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light commercial.
There are other methods for investigating cooling, heating and ventilation companies such as: call your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and reviews and ask the business in concern for references. However, all of these techniques disappoint thorough transparency. The BBB really works for the business it represents as they are just ranked if the company in concern pays them a repeating charge. Online review sites seldom show all the reviews received, and post evaluations from sources that are not always trustworthy. This offers a platform for companies to post their own evaluations and people to quickly publish evaluations without the business in question's capability to professionally deal with the issue. In addition, no company would provide out an unfavorable reference; just those that are extremely favorable. None of these are perfect characteristics for consumers looking for completely objective evaluations and recommendations. It is advised to utilize these methods as an educated consumer and consider the information source for what it is worth.
One of the finest ways to find a brand-new a/c, heating and ventilation contractor is through the "word-of-mouth" technique. If the company recommended was economical, professional and reliable for a pal or member of the family, there is a likelihood that business will do the same for you. Excellent business utilize the word-of-mouth technique to constantly provide a brand-new customer stream by keeping their consumers happy.
Other standard approaches for discovering a brand-new a/c, heating and ventilation contractor include carrying out online searches, phonebook directories or online directory sites and other ad mediums. Keep in mind that all of these approaches are purchased and spent for by the companies in concern. None of these approaches ought to work as a testimonial and ought to be utilized only as locating sources.
3rd celebration companies such as Angie's list, Discover Local and other online companies are the most recent platforms for sourcing and rating a/c, heating and aerating business. Although these companies do provide a service with some benefit, they are, in truth, adding cost to the consumer. Angie's List, in addition to some other online service directories, charge the customer straight for their scores and companies' contact info. Other third-party websites supply consumers with cooling, heating and ventilation business and include the expense of being a middle-man to the company equation. Remember that none of these are "totally free" and that consumers need to comprehend the expense and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Several estimates are advise when working with a cooling and heating specialist. There are no market requirements for prices HEATING AND COOLING related service or products. Comparable jobs can differ thousands of dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of 3 price quotes is suggested prior to the repair or replacement of any major air conditioning and or heater part and before the style and setup of brand-new systems.
A 2nd opinion can be of value if the repair work or replacement is costly. Not all professionals or business are equal or credible. Fixing a/c and heater is very complicated. It is not unusual for a repair work service technician to be not able to isolate the issue or for a representative to suggest an unneeded purchases. Getting in touch with a completing cooling and heating company can save time and money and regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Volumetric Flow Rate Of Air Into A Tank - Fluid Mechanics?
I Am Stuck On A Problem, And It'S Been A While Since I Took Fluid Dynamics. I Have A Cylindrical Tank Of Know Capacity With An Inlet, Where A Vent Is Attached, And An Outlet, The Fluid Gets Sucked. The Tank Has Fluid In There With Known Volume And Density. If I Know The Usage Rate Of The Fluid, What Equation Would I Use To Calculate The Volumetric Flow Rate Of The Air Coming Through The Vent Opening Replacing The Fluid Fluid. Vent Is Exposed To The Outside Ambient Pressure And Temperature.
Unknown: Volumetric Flow Rate Of The Air Going Into The Tank
Equation: I Am Pretty Sure You Have To Use Continuity Equation Some How, But Now Idea How To Apply It. Or I Might Be Completely Off?
Can Anyone Help Me Get Started In The Right Direction?
Yes, you are going in the right direction.
It's really simple!
The volume flow rate of air into the tank is exactly the same as the volume flow rate of the "fluid" (fuel?) out of the tank, since neither the air nor the "fluid" is going to be compressed, considering the exposure to outdoor ambient conditions. Of course, variations in outdoor temperature will cause fluctuations in this result, as air WILL expand when warmer, but a factor of 293/283 may not be very important to you. (?)
All you have to do is convert your "usage rate" of the fluid into a volume/time.
Question About Central Air Conditioning In Aus? (Sorry If It'S Stupid...)?
Okay -- First Off, I'M Sorry If This Is A Stupid Question (Again), But I Was Wondering... This Past Summer Australia Had Very High Temperatures And I Read Stories About People Complaining About The Heat.
My Question Is, Do Most Australian Homes Have Central Air Conditioning? I Just Came Across A Statistic From 2007 That Reads, &Quot;Almost Eighty Percent Of The New U.S. Houses Are Installing Central Air Conditioning Units While Construction.&Quot; So I Would Assume Australia Would Have It Since You'Re Much Warmer Than The Us.
Unfortunately My Apartment Doesn'T Have Central Air -- It Has Only A Wall A/C Unit In The Living Room And A Window A/C Unit In The Bedroom, And That'S Because My Heating Is Baseboard Heat, Not Forced Air.
Anyway (Sorry To Ramble On), Do Most Of Aussies Use Window Or Wall A/C Units Or Have Central Air?
(My Dad, Being 66 And &Quot;Old&Quot; Doesn'T Like Air Conditioning, So His House Isn'T Air Conditioned, Which Makes Visiting Him In Summer Time Very Unpleasant. Even My Grandparents Who Are In Their Mid 80S Have Central Air! But Not My Dad...)
Anyway, Was Just Wondering. Thanks!!
Majority of Australia housing don't have central air conditioning. Some still have the through the window job but this is phasing out. Most people have split systems through the wall.
In my house we have 4, theoretically we should've got ducted air con when we built but it seems costly, no more costly then 4 units mind you.
Percentages would be difficult to answer. Places like Tasmania rarely get's that hot so they might not have one, though they might but only use it for heating.
Majority of Queenlanders would have an air conditioner as well as others living up north Australia. I know people in my area, near Sydney, that live so close to the beach they always have a sea breeze so they don't have one, they just sit outside.
Some people don't feel the heat and others don't want to spend the money. I would guess that anywhere between 50% and 80% of people have air conditioning.
Do I Need A Certified Or Registered License To Be An Hvac Tech?
I'M Looking On The Website That Has The Online Applications For Licenses, And It'S Showing Two Different Options: A &Quot;Certified&Quot; Application And A &Quot;Registered&Quot; Application. What'S The Difference?
You did not specify what state you are in. Each state has their own meanings they apply to words like "certified" and "registered".
Each state regulates HVAC technicians because they handle flourocarbons and halogenated flourocarbons (freon) or ammonia, the working fluids in many HVAC systems. As freon is regulated by the Federal government and ammonia is corrosive and deadly to humans, it is in the public interest that people who handle these chemicals be qualified to do so.
State of Texas :
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Frequently Asked Questions
At the South Texas College website I found this :
In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act:
United States law requires that all persons - involved in the handling, transfer, maintenance and/or installation of equipment that contains refrigerant (Freon, etc.) regulated by federal law, be certified by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to handle such refrigerants. It is a violation of the law to work under somebody else's certification.
===== and that's just the Federal Requirement. States have additional requirements.
Did You Notice Any Major Difference After Having Air Ducts Cleaned In Your Home?
We Keep Receiving Ads To Have This Done And Wonder If It Is Truly Necessary. We Live In The Atlanta Area And Have Lots Of Air Pollution In The Summer.
Duct cleaning is normally a needless expense. If your concern is with IAQ (Indoor air quality) you'd be better off going with a HEPA grade filtering system and a duct-mounted UV light.
There are a number of duct-cleaning companies who do poor jobs and there are also some disreputable cleaning companies who only wish to gain access to your home so that they can "discover!" that your furnace is in "dangerous" condition and needs to be replaced - and they can do it "right now - this instant!" And the reason why they want to do it instantly is not because they are concerned for the customer's safety - it's because they want to get the furnace off premise quickly before somebody checks it and discovers that there was nothing wrong with it..........................
Beware of duct cleaners who tell you that you need to replace equipment. Send them packing and get a second opinion, please. It may save you thousands of dollars.
What Causes Ice To Form On Central Air Condition Coils?
They are cold and the water in the air condenses then freezes on them.
This is an indication that they are /too/ cold and (perhaps) contrary to intuition you need to add /more/ coolant to the system. More fluid means a higher overall pressure and a higher temperature.