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You can ask any business to supply proof of general liability professional insurance coverage. Any business that is not ready to supply evidence of basic liability (GL) insurance coverage need to be prevented. A minimum basic for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light business.
There are other approaches for investigating cooling, heating and ventilation business such as: contact your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the business in concern for references. Nevertheless, all of these techniques fall brief of extensive openness. The BBB really works for the business it represents as they are just ranked if the business in question pays them a repeating fee. Online review websites hardly ever display all of the reviews got, and post reviews from sources that are not constantly trustworthy. This supplies a platform for business to post their own evaluations and individuals to quickly publish evaluations without the business in concern's capability to expertly resolve the issue. Furthermore, no company would provide an unfavorable reference; just those that are exceptionally favorable. None of these are ideal characteristics for consumers seeking entirely impartial evaluations and referrals. It is recommended to utilize these techniques as an informed consumer and think about the info source for exactly what it is worth.
One of the very best ways to discover a brand-new a/c, heating and ventilation professional is via the "word-of-mouth" approach. If the company advised was cost effective, professional and trusted for a buddy or relative, there is a good opportunity that company will do the exact same for you. Great companies use the word-of-mouth approach to constantly provide a brand-new client stream by keeping their customers delighted.
Other traditional methods for discovering a new cooling, heating and ventilation professional consist of performing online searches, telephone directory directory sites or online directories and other advertisement mediums. Bear in mind that of these approaches are bought and paid for by the business in concern. None of these techniques should function as a testimonial and must be used just as finding sources.
Third party suppliers such as Angie's list, Discover Local and other online business are the newest platforms for sourcing and ranking a/c, heating and aerating business. Although these business do supply a service with some merit, they are, in truth, including expense to the consumer. Angie's List, along with some other online business directories, charge the consumer straight for their scores and business' contact info. Other third-party websites provide customers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the expense of being a middle-man to business equation. Keep in mind that none of these are "complimentary" which consumers must comprehend the expense and worth of using entities like these.
Multiple estimates are advise when working with an air conditioning and heating professional. There are no market standards for pricing HVAC related product or service. Similar tasks can differ countless dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of 3 price quotes is advised prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant cooling and or heating system component and prior to the style and setup of brand-new systems.
A consultation can be of worth if the repair or replacement is expensive. Not all technicians or companies are equal or reputable. Fixing cooling and heating unit is incredibly complicated. It is not unusual for a repair work service technician to be unable to isolate the issue or for an agent to recommend an unneeded purchases. Contacting a completing cooling and heating company can save money and time and regret.
Car Talk – Question and Answer – Live Podcast #276 with Scotty Kilmer
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I Need To Get My Split Ends Trimmed?
I'M Really Trying To Grow My Hair Out. I Got An Inch Trimmed Mid-May.
I Am Showering At Night, Using Pantene Beautiful Lengths Shampoo, Using An Old Cotton T-Shirt To Dry My Hair And Air Dry. No Other Products Except A Wide-Tooth Comb And Brush To &Quot;Style&Quot; It.
I Haven'T Done Many Ponytails. Mainly 3-Strand Braid.
It'S Stayed Blonde, Thick, Armpit-Length, And Wavy Every Since May. I Got It Cut Mid-May, It Was Armpit Length Then When I Got It Cut It Was...An Inch Shorter Than Armpit-Length. It Grew Back Within A Few Weeks.
Anyway, Now I'Ve Been Noticing Really Bad Split Ends But I Don'T Want To Cut It Because I Want It To Grow Really Really Long. Any More Tips?
I'Ve Been Eating Healthy And I Would Wash It Every Other Day At Night But I Can'T Because My Hair Is Too Greasy.
I'Ve Been Thinking About A Hair Mask, Because Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures.
If This Is Okay To Do, Tell Me A Hair Mask Recipe With Household Items Please.
And Basically, If I Get My Split Ends Trimmed, How Much Do I Need To Get Cut Off? The Average Price Here Is $12-16 And My Parents Won'T Pay That If I Get 1/2-1 Inch Cut Off.
Main Story Is That I Had Really Long Hair, Had It Cut To Chin Length In August 2011, And Went From Washing Every Other Night (Or Even Every 3 Days At Night) To Every Morning And Using A Blow Dryer. That Whole School Year And Last Year It Wouldn'T Grow. Gee, I Wondered Why Until I Realized It Was Because Of The Blow Dryer. So This Spring, April, I Began Drying With A Cotton T Shirt And Washing Every Night, Taking Biotin. It Grew Really Really Quickly, About An Inch A Month Until June. I Started Getting Split Ends In June And Since Then, It Seems To Not Even Have Grown A Millimeter.
My Goal Is Really Vast, About Thigh-Length (Waist Or Knee Will Do) And To Keep Going And Going. I Just Don'T Like It Now. It'S Soft And Manageable And Everything, But It Is Getting Coarse At The Ends And It'S Not Long Enough.
I Appreciate Any Tips You Can Give Me!!
If you have split ends, then you want to trim the hair above the split ends because they will last longer (un-split ends) that way. If you don't do that, then you are just shortening the split, but with the split still there it will keep on splitting.
Hair is not dead or alive. It was never alive, it's just something our bodies produce. So what you're concerned with is the physical structure of each hair and how that affects its overall look.
You can condition or get cellophane treatments to make damaged/fried ends look better, and protein treatments can superficially help--but nothing is going to fix your hair or change the total structure once it is actually damaged.
They do sell hair colors (brand name Bigen) that will only darken hair but will basically coat it with a permanent color that will make it look and feel better because the outside shaft of each hair will be smooth again--but they are permanent as heck and only available in dark colors and will thicken your hair (which you may or may not want) since you are adding an extra layer. They used to sell them at Sally's Beauty Supply and I've seen them on Folica.com and they are a powder you mix with water.
Because of sun, brushing, chemicals, washing, treatments, and so on, you can't really keep hair from getting damaged. You can only do things to try and protect or slow the damage down or cut regularly. Using gentle shampoos, washing less regularly, and keeping heat styling to a minimum all help. Also, if you are using hair dyes with peroxide/bleach or ammonia (almost all hair dyes do), that is damaging your hair. Same goes for all Sun In products and such. Chlorine from the pool and sun exposure. Although, for sun exposure, you can use a conditioner with a sunscreen in it to help!
What Size Aquarium Chiller Should I Get?
I Have A 29 Gal Aquarium That Houses Some Aquatic Salamanders (Axolotls). I Need The Temp Of The Tank To Stay Below 72*F, Preferably Somewhere Like 67 Or 65. Problem Is That I Live In Florida And These Hot Summers Have The Tank Temperature To 73*F, And I Can See It Getting As High As 75*.
I Am Looking For An Inline Chiller To Solve The Problem. What Size Should I Get (I Was Thinking 1/15Hp?) And Can Anyone Recommend A Specific Brand? It Doesn'T Have To Be Completely Silent, But Obviously Quieter Is Better. I'M Also On A Budget, But I'M Expecting To Pay Somewhere Like $350 For It (Plus Pump.) Suggestions?
(Note: I Have Already Tried Bottles Of Ice, Fans, Reducing Heat Input Into The Tank, Etc. I Am Aware That This Is A Big Investment, And I Am Just Trying To Do Some Research Before I Spend My Money. Thanks!)
One alternative is to get a window air conditioner for the room containing the tank to keep everything cool, this way you get to enjoy the lower temp as well and it costs about the same.
The 1/15 would be about right, more or less, but finding one in that price range will be very difficult. The AquaEuro is a good brand that is widely available, and a 1/13 which would be great and averages about $400 plus pump.
Look around for used (I just picked up a 1/4 hp for $180 used, which was barely used at all!)
I Am Prior Service To The Air National Guard. I'M Trying To Re-Enlist With The Army. Already Went To Meps For A Physical But Did Not Swear In Yet. My Recruiter Called Me Today And Told Me The Army Has A Temporary Rule For Prior Service In My Area . I Can Only Re Enlist As 18X. But He'S Trying To Get An Acceptance For Me To Enlist As 11X. I'M Really Confused About What He'S Talking About. If I Have To Do 18X And Can Not Hack The Training (I Will Do My Best) Will I Get Kicked Out? Or Will I Get To Fall Back Into 11X? I'M Sorry If I Confused You All. Sorry About The Spelling I'M Typing From My Android. Btw I Am A Male My Name Isn'T Really Holly.
Just take the 18x if you want 11x
It gets you OSUT, airborne school, SOPOC and SFAS
1. Airborne school is nice, if if you get assigned as a leg
2. SOPOC is worth going to, even if you don't wanna be SF, it will get you in great physical condition and teach you land nav skills
Which will really give you a boost at your first duty station, even if you washout of sopoc or SFAS.
3. Even SFAS will help you at your first duty station, if you washout
4. There is no negative to an 18X contract, even if you washout, it will still make you a better 11B, than if you had just done OSUT
Which A/C Hvac Unit Do You Recommend?
Which Brand, Do You Prefer Split System Or A Package (Heating And Cooling On One System)?
Where Can I Find Good Deals And What Are The Best (Affordable) Products Out There
Just so we are on the same page here, a split system can still have a heater pack in the air handler whether it be gas or electric. A package system only means the air handler, heat unit, compressor, evaporator AND condenser are all in the same cabinet outside. The only connections are the duct work.
As far as brands go: its gotta be your choice. Its your check book, not ours. You can go with the top of the line Carrier or one of the lower cost units such as Goodman.... Carrier will run flawlessly for years & years but is expensive, needlessly complicated and hard to work on. They are full of proprietary parts and when they do break, it takes $$$ to fix. Goodman is the bic lighter of air conditioners. When it breaks, throw it away & get a new one.
I like Rheem, (out of Ft Smith Ark) and Trane (out of Tyler, TX) With proper care & maintenance either one will run like a tank.
Thats just my 2 cents worth
Air Conditioner Broke, Capacitor Replaced, Worked For 1 Week And Now Broke Again. Do We Need To Replace Unit?
Is There Anything We Can Do To Avoid The $3,000 Cost Of A New Compressor?
Some units carry as much as 10 years warranty on the compressor. You should check on that.
Have the company that fixed your unit come a have another look. It could be that they didn't really fix the problem, they just fixed what seemed to be the problem.
If your unit is a particular brand, be sure that whoever works on it is certified and trained on that brand.
If your unit is over 10 years old, you shouldn't spend a lot of money on repairs. Consider replacing your system and having your duct work professionally cleaned.
a/c is one of the things we depend on the most and take care of the least.