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You can ask any business to provide evidence of basic liability professional insurance. Any company that is not happy to provide proof of basic liability (GL) insurance need to be avoided. A minimum standard for GL insurance is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light commercial.
There are other methods for looking into a/c, heating and ventilation companies such as: call your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), carry out online searches and evaluations and ask the business in concern for recommendations. Nevertheless, all these approaches disappoint comprehensive openness. The BBB in fact works for the companies it represents as they are only rated if the company in question pays them a repeating charge. Online review sites hardly ever display all the reviews got, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly reputable. This offers a platform for business to publish their own reviews and people to quickly publish reviews without the business in question's capability to expertly fix the concern. Moreover, no business would offer out a negative reference; just those that are extremely favorable. None of these are perfect characteristics for consumers seeking totally objective reviews and references. It is encouraged to utilize these approaches as an informed customer and think about the details source for exactly what it deserves.
One of the very best methods to find a new cooling, heating and ventilation specialist is by means of the "word-of-mouth" technique. If the business suggested was affordable, expert and reputable for a pal or member of the family, there is a good opportunity that business will do the exact same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth method to constantly offer a new customer stream by keeping their consumers pleased.
Other traditional approaches for finding a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation specialist include performing online searches, phonebook directory sites or online directory sites and other ad mediums. Keep in mind that of these approaches are purchased and paid for by the business in question. None of these approaches should function as a review and should be used just as locating sources.
Third celebration companies such as Angie's list, Discover Regional and other online business are the most recent platforms for sourcing and rating cooling, heating and ventilating companies. Although these business do supply a service with some benefit, they are, in reality, including expense to the customer. Angie's List, along with some other online service directories, charge the customer straight for their rankings and companies' contact details. Other third-party sites offer consumers with cooling, heating and ventilation companies and include the cost of being a middle-man to the company equation. Remember that none of these are "complimentary" and that consumers need to comprehend the cost and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Multiple estimates are suggest when employing a cooling and heating professional. There are no industry standards for prices HEATING AND COOLING related product or service. Similar jobs can differ thousands of dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of three quotes is advised prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant air conditioning and or heater component and before the style and setup of brand-new systems.
A 2nd opinion can be of value if the repair or replacement is costly. Not all technicians or business are equivalent or trusted. Repairing a/c and heating unit is extremely intricate. It is not uncommon for a repair professional to be unable to isolate the issue or for a representative to recommend an unneeded purchases. Contacting a competing a/c and heating business can conserve time and cash and regret.
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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.