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You can ask any business to supply evidence of basic liability contractor insurance. Any business that is not prepared to supply evidence of general liability (GL) insurance must be prevented. A minimum standard for GL insurance is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light commercial.
There are other approaches for researching cooling, heating and ventilation companies such as: contact your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the company in concern for recommendations. However, all these techniques disappoint comprehensive transparency. The BBB really works for the business it represents as they are only rated if the company in question pays them a repeating fee. Online review websites hardly ever show all the evaluations got, and post reviews from sources that are not constantly reliable. This offers a platform for companies to publish their own reviews and people to hastily post evaluations without the business in concern's ability to expertly resolve the issue. Additionally, no business would provide out a negative reference; just those that are extremely positive. None of these are perfect dynamics for consumers looking for entirely unbiased reviews and references. It is encouraged to use these techniques as an educated consumer and think about the info source for what it is worth.
One of the very best ways to find a new cooling, heating and ventilation contractor is through the "word-of-mouth" approach. If the company suggested was budget friendly, expert and trusted for a good friend or member of the family, there is a great chance that business will do the exact same for you. Excellent business utilize the word-of-mouth method to continually provide a new consumer stream by keeping their clients pleased.
Other conventional techniques for discovering a new a/c, heating and ventilation professional consist of carrying out online searches, phone book directory sites or online directory sites and other advertisement mediums. Remember that all of these approaches are purchased and paid for by the business in concern. None of these approaches ought to work as a review and needs to be utilized only as locating sources.
3rd party suppliers such as Angie's list, Find Local and other online companies are the latest platforms for sourcing and rating a/c, heating and aerating companies. Although these companies do supply a service with some merit, they are, in fact, including expense to the consumer. Angie's List, as well as some other online business directories, charge the consumer directly for their ratings and companies' contact info. Other third-party websites provide consumers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the cost of being a middle-man to the company equation. Bear in mind that none of these are "totally free" and that consumers must understand the cost and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Several price quotes are advise when working with an a/c and heating professional. There are no market requirements for prices HVAC associated service or products. Similar jobs can differ thousands of dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of three price quotes is suggested prior to the repair or replacement of any major air conditioning and or heater element and before the design and setup of brand-new systems.
A consultation can be of worth if the repair work or replacement is costly. Not all technicians or companies are equivalent or respectable. Repairing a/c and heating systems is extremely intricate. It is not unusual for a repair technician to be unable to isolate the issue or for an agent to suggest an unneeded purchases. Calling a competing cooling and heating business can save money and time and remorse.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How Do I Tell A Fat Friend He Smells Bad?
I'Ve Known A Guy For Two Months. He'S A Great Guy, I Like To Hang Out With Him (Just As Friends- He'S Gay), But He Smells Horrible. I Know That Part Of The Problem Is His Roommate, Who Smokes Pot In Their Room And Has Two Air-Fresheners Going At Once (Which May Be Because Of Guy Or To Cover Up The Smell Of Pot, Or Both). His Room Is Unbearably Stanky- I Had To Leave After Less Than A Minute Inside. So, Anyway, The Smell Of His Room Is The One He Carries With Him. But Then I Had Him Over To My Room, And Sat Next To Him For An Hour, And Quickly Found That He Also Smelled Like Poop. And My Room Smelled Like Poop After He Left. I Was Embarrassed. Last Week We Were Watching A Movie With Some Friends, And Everybody Else Piled Onto An Overcrowded Couch To Watch It, Leaving Guy Alone On A Couch. He Asked, &Quot;What'S The Matter, Do I Smell Bad Or Something?&Quot; And There Was An Akward Silence As The Others Pretended Not To Hear Him. I Said, &Quot;The Smell Of Your Room Kinda Clings To You.&Quot; He Skoffed.
Today I Was Outside With Him, And I Didn'T Smell Him, And I Wondered If He Had Taken The Hint- But Then We Sat Down And Watched Two Movies, And I Got A Headache From The Smell. You Can Smell Him Fifteen Feet Away, And It Lingers Wherever He'S Been. I Can Still Smell It On Me. And I Am Repulsed By It.
If I Smelled The Way He Smelled, I Would Want Someone To Tell Me. I, And Others, Would Want To Hang Out With Him More If He Didn'T Smell. And I Cannot Tolerate His Smell Clinging To Me. Seriously. As Soon As I'M Done Writing This, I'M Taking My Clothes Off And Taking A Shower.
Oh. And He'S Obese, So I Know He May Have Some Difficulty Getting Completely Clean. Still, If He Wanted To, I Know That He Could; It Would Just Take More Effort Than He'S Putting In Right Now.
So How Do I Tell Him? Privately, For Certain... But... I Don'T Know. Have Any Of You Dealt With This? No Smart Remarks About Lysol, Or Anything, Okay? That'S Just Dumb.
If you're really friends, just take him aside and tell him kindly that the way he smells is noticable to other people. He wont take it well. He may have a true medical condition causing it.
If you don't say anything, you'll probably lose him as a friend and he wont know why.
Buy A Home With A Mildew Smell?
I Am A First Time Home Buyer And I Looked At A Beautiful House Today, New Capet, Cabinets, Counter Tops, Air Conditioning Unit, Shower, Sinks, Paint, Basically New Everything. The Problem Is When I Walked In It Had A Musty Smell In The Front Rooms.... Should I Run? I Plan On Getting An Inspection On Whatever House I Want To Purchase, However, I Don'T Want To Waste My Money On A Home Inspection If I Can Already Smell A Little Bit Of Mold... Not Sure What To Do
If you truly like the house invest in a property inspection. It'll cost you a couple of hundred dollars. It will include a check of the mechanical (heating, air conditioning, etc.) systems, as well as electrical, plumbing, and structural soundness. The inspector will check the roof, attic, and crawl spaces (if there is one). Tell the inspector exactly what your concerns are and he/she will attempt to find answers for you. If you're buying any house you should have an inspection done by an inspector that you are paying and is responsible to you.
Air Conditioning For A Small Room?
I Want To Air Condition A Small Room In My Apartment For School. The Only Problem Is That My School Is In A Sketchy Neighborhood And I Don'T Want The Security Risk Or Having A Traditional Window Air Conditioner On The First Floor. Does Anyone Know Of Another Option? I Don'T Have To Much Money To Spend On This Either :-/
you should try floor fans get three box fans and put them in places were they can make a cross wind an one tower fan to move the air around that should help.
How Much Does It Cost To Get Centralized Air Conditioning For My House?
I Live In A 1900Sqft House (In Norcal - Fremont). We Already Have Heating, But Want To Add Central Ac. Can Anyone Recommend Any Good Companies/Manufacturers That I Can Talk To For Estimates. How Much Do You Think It Would Cost? Any Recommendations For Makes/Models?
Carrier and Trane are two top of the line manufacturers. I am not sure how much price varies in different parts of the country, but you definitely want to get at least 3 estimates before you make a choice. Be sure to compare the different warranties. If you purchase higher efficiency equipment, you should be able to get a 10 year parts and labor warranty with no problem. Also, research the new tax credits. If you install high efficiency equipment, you will qualify for more tax credits. If you go to Trane and Carrier's websites, you should be able to search for dealers in your area. If you don't want to pay for a name like Trane or Carrier, be aware that other brands are made by the same company. For example, American Standard is owned by Trane. Payne is owned by Carrier. You just won't be able to get as good of warranty with the lower grade equipment. Sort of like how a Dodge Stratus car and a Chrysler Sebring car roll off the same assembly line, just get different emblem put on them. Just another bit of advice - check with your local BBB before you do business with ANYONE. Good luck!
My Sister Whos In Fifth Grade Just Got Diagnosed With Type A Flu?
The Doctor Says It Might Be Swine Flu.
She Got Given The Medicine Tamiflu , But We Share A Room, And I Really Dont Want To Get Sick. Shes Staying Home From School For The 7 Days, Like The Doctor Says.. But Still How Can I Avoid It, Considering We Live In The Same House?
It Really Got Me Mad Because She Just Sneezed In The Air Ughhhhhh.
There is no way to avoid it. Flu virus travels through the air in tiny water droplets. There are a couple of things that could reduce the possibility that it will spread.
Warmth - flu virus travels better through cold air, so keeping your house at 70 degree's or above will decrease the spread
Humidity - flu doesn't transmit well in humid conditions. In a humid environment, the tiny water droplets which carry the virus will become more moist and fall to the ground, thus decreasing the amount of "floating" virus in the environment.
Although, theoretically, the above methods should work to slow the spread of flu - realistically, there's nothing you can do, its too late.
If your sister is showing symptoms, then she is probably no longer contagious. If you have the flu from her - then you already have it - it's just that the symptoms haven't onset yet.
The only thing you can do is drink plenty of fluids, take anti-oxidants, and get plenty of rest.