Car Talk – LIVE Question & Answer – Podcast #217 with Scotty Kilmer

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Throughout summer season, the most terrible of things you can experience is the unrelenting scorching heat. The high temperature levels simply will not decrease however instead appear to go up night and day. You lay awake at night aiming to figure out where you can get a cooling service that deals with weekends, but the temperature levels are expensive for you to focus. This post talks about the value of working with expert A/C repair work professionals when your ac system breakdowns.

AC Setup:

The majority of people go with professional air conditioning services when they wish to set up a new Air Conditioning in their houses or workplaces. Though A/C professionals mostly provide setup services this is not service that they use. A few other services offered by such technicians in addition to AC installation are repair, replacement and Air Conditioner maintenance services. Since a/c systems cost a substantial amount of cash to buy it is generally recommended that resident with breakdown systems opt to repair rather than change their units when they begin malfunctioning. Routine maintenance of home air conditioning units keeps them from malfunctioning typically and increases their sturdiness.

A/C Service:

One advantage of selecting an expert cooling specialist is that such individuals, business or providers provide their consumer a/c maintenance services which are quite important for the appropriate working these devices. In order for an Air Conditioner to run both efficiently and effectively regular cleansing and upkeep or servicing is required. Cooling systems that are not appropriately maintained lose their sturdiness and tend to breakdown on a regular basis which naturally leads to extra financial problems on property owners due to the continuous repair they require. In order to prevent the monetary burden of needing to spend for Air Conditioner replacement services it usually suggested by market experts that you arrange your cooling system for maintenance every 8 months to 12 months.

Access to expertise:

Another advantage of going with an expert when it comes to Air Conditioning repair work is that of the proficiency they offer. Most air condition systems installed in homes normally cost a considerable quantity of money. As such when these important home gadgets malfunction it is necessary to get somebody who is skilled and has the required know-how requirement to make the essential repair works. Attempting to take on such a task individually as a Do It Yourself job may unfortunately in more cases than not result in more damage than excellent; often requiring an AC owner to invest much more in changing the appliance instead of fixing it. By selecting professional A/C repair service you are able to limit the quantity of cash invested in correcting the breakdown since such experts are well positioned to determine and correct the exact problem.

Car Talk – LIVE Question & Answer – Podcast #217 with Scotty Kilmer

Frequently Asked Questions:

Which Air Conditioner Is Best!? Help :)?
So I'M Stuck Between Two Air Conditioners I Would Love Some Extra Help On Deciding Which Would Be Best (Most Energy-Efficient Etc.) --- Panasonic 12,000 Btu Air Conditioner Http://Www.Hotbuyselectronics.Com/Panasonic_Cwxc124hu.Htm Or Royal Sovereign Arp-1200De Http://Www.A1officeproducts.Com/Content-Product_Info/Product_Id-1420/Royal_Sovereign_Arp_1200De_12_000_Btu_Portable_Air_Conditioner_With_Heater.Html I Would Be Buying From A Listing On Craigslist Where The Panasonic Is $125, And The Royal Is $150 Tyvm!

The Panasonic !! a window unit is the best, I bought that free standing one after Huricane Rita, and took it back the next day. You have to run a hose thru the window with it anyway, Go with the Panasonic
Panasonic 12,000 BTU AIR CONDITIONER

Strengths: 12,000 BTU, 10.8 EER, very quiet, digital, remote control, timer, easy filter access, bottom/side drain with short pipe for hose.
Weaknesses: Very minor: soft outer body (thin metal sheet) may be prone to deformation, only 3 screws for the upper metal bar (4-5 would be slightly better).
Summary: This 12,000 BTU digital air conditioner has all bells and whistles including remote control, timer, easy filter access, bottom/side drain with short pipe for hose. At 10.8 EER, it consumes max. 1,110 W, but can be set to variable modes: cool, economy, fan and dry turning on and off and also timed from 1 up to 12 hours. It has 3 fan speeds, but works very quiet. The temperature can be set between 60 and 86 deg. F.
Powerful yet quiet cooling engine * Remote control * Great feature set including Air Swing
Weaknesses: None
Summary: (Edited June 10th by zhuchok) This is a great air conditioner. Not only does it come with the Panasonic brand quality, but it also has a number of great features to back it up. I think it is well-worth the price!

Which Brand Of Air Conditioner Is The Best?
Which Brand Of Air Conditioner Is Best In Quality, That Make The Room Cold ?

the brand doesn't make as much of a difference as how powerful it is. ACs go by btu, which has to be high enough for the size of the room.

These are the recommended room sizes/BTUs per unit.

10' x 15'
150 sq. ft. up to 5,100 Btu.

10' x 20'
200 sq. ft. 6,000 Btu.

15' x 20'
240 sq. ft. 7,000 Btu.

16' - 17' x 20'
300 - 340
sq. ft 7,500 - 8,000 Btu.

18' x 25'
450 sq. ft. 10,000 Btu.


22' x 25'
550 sq. ft. 12,000 Btu.


25' x 30'
750 sq. ft. 14,500 Btu.



25' x 40'
1000 sq. ft. 18,000 Btu.


35' x 40'
1400 sq. ft. 24,000 Btu.

What Is The Best Central Air Conditioner?
I'M Looking At Getting A Keeprite Because They Are Known To Be Very Quiet. Are There Any Other Brands That You Can Recommend? I'M Being Told York By The Service Guys But Would Like Your Feedback! Thank You!!!

You are asking a very important question.

Let me try to clear a few things up for you:
1) The Keeprite brand you mentioned is produced by ICP.
ICP is part of the Carrier brand name groups.
2) Most AC companies have preferences to the brand they sell. Examples being: York, Trane, Goodman/Amana, Carrier [ICP family], Nordyne and all their 'brand names', Lennox, etc.
I select Goodman because of value for dollar & warranty protection. Not all 'brands' are available in all parts of the country.

More important than any 'brand name' is the integrity of the contractor installing it.
If you hire a guy doing side jobs who is not licensed & insured as a legitimate contractor in business, you will end up with shoddy workmanship done by idiots that only want your money.

There are guidelines and protocols regarding the installation process of all HVAC equipment. When these are not followed, and cutting corners to 'save time' becomes the practice of a contractor, you end up with a machine which longevity has been compromised.

Brand is not near as important as the integrity of the installation from the very beginning.

What Shampoo/Conditioner Do You Use? Rate It On A Scale Of 1/10?
Please Use This Format... Shampoo (Brand, Specific Name And Rating On A Scale Of 1-10): Conditioner: Other Products: Heat Use (Frequency (I.E. Everyday, One A Week, Ect.), And Tools) Hair Health (Rank 1-10): Thanks In Advance!

Shampoo & conditioner~ Pantene beautiful lenghs 8
Heat~ nothing I let my hair air dry 10
Hair health~ I use a red apple cider vinegar rinse once a month to strip the build up out of my hair. That leaves it really soft and shiny. 10

What Is The Best Brand Of Furnaces And Air Conditioners?
We Are Building A House And Would Like To Know What Is The Better Brand Of Furnace And Air Conditioner? Bryant, Train, Ect. Also What Should It Cost To Install Heat And Air In A 1800 Sq Foot New Construction Home. We Have 1800 Sq Feet Upstairs And A Walk Out Basement (1800 Sq Ft) That Will Also Need Heat, No Air. Any Input Would Be Helpful.

We purchased a York CH/A about 4 months ago..... the ducts and outside unit were already established, so I can't really be of any help to you on that note, but I can tell you that the install and cost of the inside unit without the rest ran us $3,500 and we have a 1700 sq. ft one story home, and we purchased the one with the 97% eff. rate.. We love it.. it is quiet, and keeps our home comfortable.. andthe sevice man, informed us that it is one of the most requested around our area, due to the eff. rate, the great feedback, and the rare need for repairs...... they haven't had any compliants, and we are also another satisfied customer.

We used to have a Trane , and it didn't work well at all.. we would have to repair and replace parts, at least once a month.. (no joke) .. it may have just been a bad unit, but we will never do that again... Our outside unit is a Bryant, and we have had it for almost 3 years.. no issues at all.....

You ought to be able to contact a CH/A company in your area... most will do a free estimate!!

Good Luck!!

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