Car Talk – LIVE Question & Answer – Podcast #58 with Scotty Kilmer

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During summer, the most awful of things you can experience is the unrelenting scorching heat. The heats just won't go down but instead seem to go up night and day. You lay awake during the night attempting to determine where you can get an a/c service that works on weekends, however the temperature levels are too expensive for you to concentrate. This article goes over the significance of working with professional AC repair work professionals when your air conditioner system malfunctions.

AC Installation:

The majority of people choose for expert cooling services when they want to set up a brand-new A/C in their homes or workplaces. Though Air Conditioning professionals mostly use setup services this is not service that they use. A few other services used by such specialists in addition to Air Conditioning installation are repair, replacement and A/C upkeep services. Because cooling units cost a significant amount of cash to buy it is generally recommended that property owner with malfunction systems decide to repair instead of replace their systems when they start malfunctioning. Routine maintenance of house air conditioning systems keeps them from malfunctioning frequently and increases their sturdiness.

A/C Service:

One benefit of choosing a professional cooling professional is that such people, companies or companies use their consumer a/c maintenance services which are rather crucial for the appropriate operating these gadgets. In order for an AC to run both effectively and effectively regular cleaning and maintenance or servicing is needed. Air conditioning systems that are not appropriately maintained lose their durability and have a propensity to breakdown rather often which obviously results in additional monetary problems on house owners due to the consistent repair they require. In order to avoid the financial problem of needing to spend for AC replacement services it usually recommended by industry professionals that you arrange your air conditioning system for maintenance every 8 months to 12 months.

Access to know-how:

Another benefit of going with a professional when it concerns AC repair work is that of the expertise they provide. A lot of air condition systems installed in houses normally cost a substantial amount of cash. As such when these essential home devices malfunction it is essential to obtain someone who is experienced and has the necessary know-how requirement to make the needed repair works. Attempting to handle such a task individually as a Do It Yourself task might sadly in more cases than not lead to more damage than excellent; in some cases requiring an AC owner to spend far more in changing the home appliance rather than repairing it. By choosing expert Air Conditioner repair work service you are able to limit the amount of cash spent in remedying the breakdown since such professionals are well placed to identify and fix the accurate problem.

Car Talk – LIVE Question & Answer – Podcast #58 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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