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You can ask any business to supply evidence of basic liability contractor insurance coverage. Any company that is not ready to offer proof of general liability (GL) insurance need to be avoided. A minimum basic for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for domestic work and $2 million for light commercial.
There are other techniques for researching cooling, heating and ventilation companies such as: call your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the company in question for referrals. However, all these techniques fall short of extensive openness. The BBB actually works for the business it represents as they are only rated if the business in concern pays them a repeating fee. Online evaluation sites rarely show all of the reviews got, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly trustworthy. This supplies a platform for companies to post their own evaluations and individuals to hastily post reviews without the business in question's ability to professionally solve the concern. Additionally, no company would offer an unfavorable recommendation; just those that are very favorable. None of these are perfect dynamics for customers seeking completely unbiased reviews and recommendations. It is encouraged to utilize these techniques as an educated consumer and consider the info source for what it deserves.
Among the very best methods to discover a new air conditioning, heating and ventilation professional is by means of the "word-of-mouth" approach. If the business advised was affordable, expert and trustworthy for a friend or relative, there is a great chance that business will do the same for you. Excellent business utilize the word-of-mouth method to continuously offer a new consumer stream by keeping their clients pleased.
Other traditional techniques for finding a new cooling, heating and ventilation specialist consist of performing online searches, phonebook directory sites or online directory sites and other ad mediums. Keep in mind that all of these techniques are bought and spent for by the companies in concern. None of these techniques ought to act as a testimonial and needs to be utilized only as finding sources.
3rd party providers such as Angie's list, Find Local and other online companies are the latest platforms for sourcing and ranking a/c, heating and aerating business. Although these companies do provide a service with some benefit, they are, in reality, including expense to the customer. Angie's List, along with some other online organisation directories, charge the consumer straight for their rankings and companies' contact information. Other third-party sites offer consumers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation business and include the expense of being a middle-man to the service equation. Keep in mind that none of these are "free" which customers ought to understand the expense and value of utilizing entities like these.
Numerous quotes are suggest when working with an a/c and heating professional. There are no market requirements for rates A/C related product or service. Similar tasks can vary thousands of dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of 3 estimates is suggested prior to the repair work or replacement of any significant a/c and or heating system component and prior to the design and installation of brand-new systems.
A consultation can be of value if the repair or replacement is pricey. Not all technicians or business are equal or trusted. Fixing a/c and heater is exceptionally complicated. It is not unusual for a repair work specialist to be unable to isolate the issue or for a representative to recommend an unnecessary purchases. Calling a completing a/c and heating company can save time and money and remorse.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Is It True You Save On Inverter Air Conditioner?
Compare With Regular Split Type Air Conditioner
Basically, by controlling the compressor in the A/C unit, rather than an on/off configuration like it's been done for years, actually makes the cooling of the unit more efficient. So the inverter tag found on some air conditioners signifies the ability of the unit to continuously regulate the speed of the compressor in response to cooling demand. This control of the compressor is where the efficiency is gained.
Traditional air conditioners use a compressor that is either working at maximum capacity or switched off, to regulate the temperature of the room. A thermostat is used to measure the ambient air temperature and switch the compressor on or off as ambient air temperature dictates.
"Inverter" air conditioners use a variable-frequency drive to control the speed of the compressor. The compressor motor is therefore tuned to the local temperature needs of the system, not operating at it's own limits. In addition, the motor doesn't have to run flat out for it's lifetime, extending the compressor's lifetime.
Eliminating stop-start cycles increases efficiency, extends the life of components, and helps eliminate sharp fluctuations in the load the air conditioner places on the power supply. Ultimately this makes inverter air conditioners less prone to breakdowns, cheaper to run, and the outdoor compressor is generally quieter than a standard air conditioning unit's compressor.
If You Use Air Conditioning In The Hottest States And Have A Large Family Do You Have Several Units
And Does It Cost A Lot In The Summer
Your question is very difficult to understand. I'm going to ignore the bit about the hottest states for the time being. First of all, air conditioning is used when the temperature inside a dwelling is warmer than is comfortable and opening windows and/or running fans isn't enough to effectively cool the occupants.
Air conditioning is more expensive than fans because air conditioning units use a compressor which uses more wattage than a fan. The number of units depends on what is being used.
In some homes there is central air conditioning. This is very similar to the way a furnace warms the house. A single unit provides the cooling for every room in the home and you can control the temperature with both thermostats and register dampers.
Some homes don't have central units but instead have individual room units. Sometimes this can be cheaper to run because you are only using a single unit to cool the room you are in, but if you have a bunch of units and are running them all at the same time then you are much better off with a central unit.
As for the cost it depends on where you live and how much your electricity provider charges per kilowatt hour, but in general you will see a jump in your electric bill during the hotter months of the year.
Hope this helps.
What Is The Difference In A Package Air Condition Unit And A Package Unit Heat Pump?
We Want To Install Central Heat And Air And Don't Know The Difference Between These Products
A heat pump is a popular style of air conditioner which has the capability to heat with the refrigeration cycle as well as to cool with it. The biggest differences are the refrigerant reversing valve, a defrost feature and the dual -action room thermostat used in and with the A/C heat pump. The functions of the evaporator and the condenser are swapped so that heat is removed from the outside air and released through the inside coil..
Depending on the local temperature, a heat pump will heat without the need of supplemental heating be it electrical resistance heaters built into the unit or auxiliary gas or oil-fired heaters. Its coeficient of performance will be around 3 to 1 when heat is begun to be needed , but will diminish with colder weather. I would not recommended anything but an available heat pump in moderate climates because of the simplicity of the installation and the low energy heating capability for the many cold days during which there are few temperatures below about 25F. Even then, the heat pump will be performing well until about 15 F. Supplemental heating (electric, gas, oil) will be needed , but the heat pump will have delayed that need and done so with a power saving in the meanwhile. The same might be said even for colder climates because most of the time the low temperatures are still occurring a low percentage of the time.
If gas is a less expensive heating medium than electricity, then a combination of systems could be recommended.
If gas is really less expensive than electric power for the whole year, perhaps more of the gas -heating / gas- fired absorption coolers will be made available.
Some people do not like a heat pump because they have been used to hot air blowing out the grilles while warm air is discharged by the heat pump.
Too Hot For My Newborn?
At The Moment Our Air Conditioning Unit Isn'T Working (Someone Is Supposed To Fix It Tomorrow)
I Have An Almost 3 Week Old Daughter. It'S 88 Degrees In Here, The Fan Is On & I Have Her In Just A Diaper. She Feels Warm-Ish & Sweating Behind Her Neck. My Concern Is That She Is Too Hot. & Sleeping Too Much. She Slept Through The Whole Night Last Night For The First Time. Put Her Down At 11:30 She Slept Until 5:30 Ate Slept Again From 6:00-8:00 Ate Slept From Like 8:30-10:30. Then She Was Up For A Little While To Eat, Get Changed, Just Look Around. & She Has Been Napping All Day Now. She Is Waking For Feedings & Changing. But Sleeps Inbetween. I Know That Newborns Sleep A Lot. But Because She Slept Through The Whole Night, I Expected Her To Be Up More Today...
I'M Worried She Is Sleeping Cause She Is Too Hot? Could That Be The Case? What Can I Do To Cool Her Down?
. You need to keep a onsie on your baby so that something can absorb the sweat. Also don't put your baby in the crib where less air circulates. You can try hanging wet towels over windows to cool the air (evaporating water causes cooling). If you have a rental place in your town (such as aarons or rent center) you can rent a window unit for a week and it would only cost you like 20 bucks and that would get you through for a couple days until you got your air conditioning fixed. That is quite warm for your house maybe you need to at least borrow couple fans until you can get your unit fixed tomorrow.
Why Does Cfm Per Ton Of Ac Vary?
So At Tech School, They Taught Me 400 Cfm Per Ton Of Air. Now That I Have My Paper And Have Landed A Job With An Installation Crew, I Am Learning That Cfms Vary. I Have Seen Fan Speeds Set Anywhere From 300 To 425 Cfms. It Seems To Depend On Ceiling Versus Floor Supply, 1St Or 2Nd Floor, Or From One Lead Man To The Next. I Can'T Get The Same Answer Twice Out Of My Lead Installers As To The Variance.
So Why The Wide Variance? I Know The Slower Fan Speed Will Pull More Latent Heat From The Air. And I Would Suspect That The Lower Cfm Is Better Suited To Ceiling Registers. Am I Right In This? But Why Would First Or Secomd Floor Matter?
I Live And Work In The Se With High Humidity, And A Month Of Peak Condition Days. Peak Conditions Are The High 90'S To Low 100'S.
A rule of thumb in air conditioning work is that 400 cfm of air is equal to 1 ton. If 400 cfm of air and a delta T of 20 degrees is achieved, this is equal to only 400X20X1.08=8640 btu/h. However, this neglects the latent heat portion of the cooling load.
The latent heat (3360 btu/hr) is absorbed at the coil by condensing moisture from the air. The formula taking into account the latent heat is: multiplied by X (CFM) * ΔT (oF) results in or X*1.08*ΔT Btu/h to get total heat. Another equation is Q = 4.5 x cfm x Delta h to get total heat. What you are taking into account with these numbers is humidity control.
Variable speed blower motors are able to start at a slow speed and even delay in starting to give the evaporator time to reach optimum temperature. This assists in humidity removal, but retards the sensible heat removal. The fan as humidity is removed reducing the latent heat slowly picks up speed to assist in the sensible heat removal. You do not have this type of option on a standard three or four speed blower and have to have a compromise between latent and sensible heat removal. Again back to the 400 CFM per ton general rule.
Forgetting about sensible and latent heat and just looking at air-conditioning manufacture numbers for air-flow verse BTUH. Approximately 400 CFM of air is needed to be moved across the evaporator per ton of air conditioning. 800 CFM would equal two tons of air conditioning (a ton of air-conditioning is equal to 12,000 BTUH).
The above would by manufacture specs give you a 20 degree delta-T. This however, has nothing to do with total heat removal. It is only a number to say how much CFM in general you need per ton of air-conditioning. The air-flow on split systems is determined by the blower capacity in the gas furnace or electric air-handler. Meaning you have to correctly size the furnace not for the amount of heat needed, but for the amount of air-flow in CFM that it can provide for the air-conditioning part of the system.
Return and supply ductwork also plays a large part in air-flow and has to be sized to deliver into each space the correct amount of CFM to overcome the heat load for that same space. The return has to be sized to return the correct amount of air taking into account the friction of the ductwork itself and the type of filtering media that will be used.
In the end remember furnaces which are where the blower is located in residential split systems are sized by tonnage or blower size (CFM 400 approx for each ton). Example 2 ton, 3 ton, 4 ton, 5 ton, notice there are no half tons in furnace sizing. You find 2-1/2 ton 3/1/2 ton in air conditioners but not in furnaces. You buy a furnace blower sized to best match the tonnage of air-conditioning you are using and adjust the blower speed from there to match half ton sizes. If you have a variable speed blower in the furnace you can then take into account the latent heat removal or humidity and make further adjustments.
There is more to it than this, but hopefully this gives you a general idea of the differences between sizing CFM for tonnage or for latent,or total heat removal factors.