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You can ask any business to supply evidence of basic liability professional insurance. Any business that is not happy to offer evidence of general liability (GL) insurance coverage ought to be avoided. A minimum standard for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light industrial.
There are other techniques for investigating a/c, heating and ventilation companies such as: contact your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and reviews and ask the company in concern for referrals. Nevertheless, all of these approaches fall brief of thorough transparency. The BBB actually works for the companies it represents as they are just rated if the business in concern pays them a repeating charge. Online evaluation websites seldom show all the reviews received, and post evaluations from sources that are not always reputable. This offers a platform for companies to publish their own evaluations and people to quickly publish reviews without the company in concern's capability to professionally deal with the issue. Moreover, no company would provide a negative recommendation; just those that are very positive. None of these are ideal dynamics for consumers seeking completely objective evaluations and recommendations. It is advised to utilize these techniques as an informed consumer and consider the information source for exactly what it is worth.
One of the very best methods to find a new a/c, heating and ventilation professional is by means of the "word-of-mouth" technique. If the company suggested was economical, expert and dependable for a good friend or member of the family, there is an excellent opportunity that business will do the very same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth approach to constantly supply a new consumer stream by keeping their customers happy.
Other standard techniques for finding a brand-new air conditioning, heating and ventilation specialist consist of performing online searches, phone book directory sites or online directory sites and other advertisement mediums. Remember that all of these approaches are bought and spent for by the companies in concern. None of these techniques ought to function as a review and needs to be utilized just as finding sources.
3rd party companies such as Angie's list, Discover Regional and other online business are the most recent platforms for sourcing and ranking cooling, heating and aerating business. Although these companies do offer a service with some merit, they are, in fact, including expense to the consumer. Angie's List, along with some other online company directories, charge the customer directly for their ratings and business' contact information. Other third-party sites offer consumers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation business and add the expense of being a middle-man to business equation. Bear in mind that none of these are "totally free" and that consumers ought to comprehend the expense and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Numerous price quotes are recommend when hiring an a/c and heating contractor. There are no industry requirements for prices HEATING AND COOLING related product or service. Similar jobs can differ thousands of dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of three quotes is suggested prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant cooling and or heating unit element and prior to the design and installation of new systems.
A second opinion can be of value if the repair or replacement is pricey. Not all technicians or companies are equivalent or credible. Repairing a/c and heater is very complicated. It is not uncommon for a repair service technician to be unable to separate the issue or for an agent to recommend an unnecessary purchases. Calling a competing air conditioning and heating business can conserve time and money and remorse.
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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.