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You can ask any company to supply evidence of general liability contractor insurance coverage. Any company that is not ready to supply evidence of basic liability (GL) insurance coverage must be avoided. A minimum basic for GL insurance is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light industrial.
There are other methods for investigating air conditioning, heating and ventilation business such as: contact your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and reviews and ask the company in question for references. However, all of these methods disappoint extensive openness. The BBB in fact works for the business it represents as they are just ranked if the company in question pays them a repeating fee. Online review websites seldom show all of the reviews received, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly reputable. This provides a platform for business to publish their own evaluations and people to hastily publish evaluations without the company in question's capability to professionally resolve the concern. Moreover, no business would offer out a negative referral; only those that are exceptionally positive. None of these are perfect characteristics for consumers looking for entirely impartial evaluations and referrals. It is advised to use these techniques as an educated customer and consider the information source for what it deserves.
Among the best ways to discover a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation specialist is via the "word-of-mouth" method. If the business advised was economical, professional and trusted for a pal or member of the family, there is a great possibility that business will do the same for you. Excellent companies utilize the word-of-mouth method to constantly supply a new customer stream by keeping their consumers happy.
Other traditional methods for discovering a new a/c, heating and ventilation contractor consist of carrying out online searches, phonebook directories or online directory sites and other advertisement mediums. Keep in mind that all of these approaches are bought and paid for by the business in concern. None of these approaches should act as a review and must be used only as locating sources.
Third party suppliers such as Angie's list, Find Local and other online business are the latest platforms for sourcing and score cooling, heating and aerating companies. Although these companies do provide a service with some merit, they are, in reality, including expense to the consumer. Angie's List, as well as some other online organisation directory sites, charge the customer directly for their scores and companies' contact information. Other third-party sites provide customers with a/c, heating and ventilation companies and include the expense of being a middle-man to the service equation. Keep in mind that none of these are "complimentary" and that consumers should comprehend the cost and worth of using entities like these.
Multiple estimates are suggest when hiring an air conditioning and heating contractor. There are no industry standards for prices HVAC related product or service. Similar tasks can differ countless dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of 3 price quotes is advised prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant air conditioning and or heater component and before the style and installation of brand-new systems.
A 2nd opinion can be of value if the repair or replacement is pricey. Not all specialists or companies are equal or trustworthy. Repairing a/c and heating systems is exceptionally intricate. It is not uncommon for a repair work technician to be not able to isolate the issue or for an agent to suggest an unnecessary purchases. Calling a competing a/c and heating business can conserve time and money and regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Is A Heat Pump As Efficient As Centrail Air Conditioning?
We Live In Missouri And Have An Ac Unit And Furnace - We'Re Considering A Heat Pump Unit Instead - The House Is Approx. 2500 Sq. Feet With A Main Living Level And Basement. Will We Be Able To Keep The House Comfortable - Around 75 Degrees All Year - With The Heat Pump?
A heat pump is simply an air conditioner with a reverse capability. Living in Missouri you will need a backup heat source for those really cold spells but the heat pump can handler things down to around 30 degrees or so. True a Geo Thermal heat pump would be more efficient, but the price to go GEO would most likely be 3 to 5 times as much as to add a heat pump to your current heating equipment.
When Is It Too Hot For Kids Without Air Conditioning?
A Friend Of Mine Is Divorced. This Week She Turned Her Kids Over To Her Ex Because She Didn'T Have Air Conditioning. She Does Upstairs In Her House, And Turns It On At Night. She Felt The Temperature Of 95 Degrees Was Unsafe For Kids, And Justified Her Actions?
What Do You Say?
Personally I Grew Up Without Air Conditioning. I Turned Out Ok
95 degrees won't kill you, especially if you leave some windows open for the breeze - but if they're VERY young (read newborn to 2 yrs.), then they're more at-risk. It can't hurt to move them to somewhere with AC, but locking a kid in a car in Phoenix in the Summer, and not having AC in your house are two very different propositions, and if they're over 2 yrs. old, give them a bucket of water to cool their feet in if the heat wakes them up at night, or tell them to take a cool shower.
Whatever you do, don't let someone tell you that it's some kind of abuse not to have AC, or that your kids will die if it's too hot in the house; people have been living perfectly fine in hot places, (and continue to do so all over the world) without constant Artificial Cooling.
Compressors Used In Air Conditioning Units?
What Type Of Compressor Is Most Energy Efficient And Less Noisy
As far as I know, the rotary scroll design in small units, the centrifugal in large are the most common and most efficient compressors. All are hermetic except the larger industrial centrigugals. There are a few less effecient reciprocating all which are open drive.
The most efficient units will be the ones with the highest energy ratings. They will also usually have the better warranty.
The type of control and the design of other components will have a bearing on the overall efficiency of the unit.
Heart Conditions In Air Force?
Can Someone Fly In The Air Force If They Have A Vsd (Tiny Hole In Their Heart) Even If Its Not Bad Enough To Affect Anything?
Physical Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction
a. Current or history of all valvular heart diseases, congenital (746) or acquired (394), including those improved by surgery, do not meet the standard. Mitral valve prolapse or bicuspid aortic valve is not disqualifying unless there is associated tachyarrhythmia, mitral regurgitation, aortic stenosis, insufficiency, or cardiomegaly.
b. Current or history coronary heart disease (410) does not meet the standard.
c. Current or history of symptomatic arrhythmia or electrocardiographic evidence of arrhythmia.
(1) Current or history of supraventricular tachycardia (427.0), or any arrhythmia originating from the atrium or sinoatrial node, such as atrial flutter, and atrial fibrillation, unless there has been no recurrence during the preceding 2 years while off all medications, does not meet the standard. Premature atrial or ventricular contractions sufficiently symptomatic to require treatment, or result in physical or psychological impairment, do not meet the standard.
(2) Current or history of ventricular arrhythmias (427.1), including ventricular fibrillation, tachycardia, or multifocal premature ventricular contractions, does not meet the standard. Occasional asymptomatic unifocal premature ventricular contractions are not disqualifying.
(3) Current or history of ventricular conduction disorders, including, but not limited to disorders with left bundle branch block (426.2), Mobitz type II second degree atrioventricular (AV) block (426.12), and third degree AV block (426.0), and Lown-Ganong-Levine-Syndrome (426.81) associated with an arrhythmia do not meet the standard. Current or history of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (426.7), unless it has been successfully ablated for a period of 2 years without recurrence of arrhythmia and now with a normal electrocardiogram, does not meet the standard.
(4) Current or history of conduction disturbances such as first degree AV block (426.11), left anterior hemiblock (426.2), right bundle branch block (426.4), or Mobitz type I second degree AV block (426.13) do not meet the standard when symptomatic or associated with underlying cardiovascular disease.
d. Current cardiomegaly, hypertrophy, or dilatation of the heart (429.3) do not meet the standard.
e. Current or history of cardiomyopathy (425), including myocarditis (422), or congestive heart failure (428), does not meet the standard.
f. Current or history of pericarditis (420) (acute nonrheumatic), unless the individual is free of all symptoms for 2 years, and has no evidence of cardiac restriction or persistent pericardial effusion, does not meet the standard.
g. Current persistent tachycardia (785.1) (resting pulse rate of 100 beats per minute or greater) does not meet the standard.
h. Current or history of congenital anomalies of heart and great vessels (746), except for corrected patent ductus arteriosus, do not meet the standard.
Take copies of any and all medical records related to your condition and treatment to a recruiter, so they can be sent to MEPS for a medical prescreen.
Air Conditioning Options For 2Nd Floor?
I Have A 1966 Colonial Style House. In Summer, The Upstairs Is Always Hot. In Winter, It'S Slightly Cool, But Not As Noticeable.
I'Ve Added Plenty Of Insulation In The Attic And Have Tried Everything I Can To Rebalance The Air Flow From Central Heat/Ac To Get The Desired Affect.
Rather Than Run The Whole House Cooler (For The Sake Of The Upstairs), I'D Like To Add A Supplemental A/C Upstairs. I Picked Up A Small Window Unit And The One Unit Did Enough To Make It Comfortable.
Problem Is . . I Hate The Window Unit. Are There Any Other Relatively Low Cost A/C Products For Such An Application. I Would Love To Install Something In My Attic And Have It Direct The Cold Air Through A Vent In The Ceiling. Does Any Such Thing Exist?
You have four viable options - the window-shaker being the most obvious one, and the one you have rejected. This is also-and-by-far the least expensive. There are such units that have a very low profile at the window -maybe only a few inches) that also shield the compressor a bit - more expensive, but possibly acceptable. Of course they come out over the winter. More effort on your part. Standard through-the-wall units have the same noise issues but do not need seasonal removal and installation and do not reduce window area.
You can install a split-system such as are made by several companies - they consist of a remote compressor and a blower-evaporator in the space to be cooled. They are quiet as the compressor is elsewhere, but they require a condensate drain, they are permanent and some say they are ugly. This will be moderately expensive, require a professional to install, require an outside compressor (roof or ground-mounted) piping, electrical and so forth. Some of these systems are sophisticated enough to serve several locations independently - just more plumbing.
You can install a permanent self-contained heat-pump unit - Zoneline (from GE) comes to mind. This system is what you commonly see in motels and hotels that do not have central chillers. They are reasonably efficient, moderate in cost, require no special plumbing, only electric, are remarkably quiet for what they do, but involve a penetration through the wall at the location - and take up real-estate inside the room.
Then, there are high-pressure duct systems (AKA "mini-duct") that may be attic or closet mounted. They have an air-handler (that will require a condensate drain), a remote compressor and require careful mounting against vibration and noise. These are typically designed to be used as central systems in houses without ductwork - radiators instead of forced-air heat, for example. This is by far the most expensive option, but also the most flexible.
NOTE: It is a very, very bad idea to use AC units outside their design parameters. So, ducting a remotely-placed window shaker or through-the-wall unit not so designed is a very bad idea.