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You can ask any business to offer evidence of general liability professional insurance. Any business that is not ready to supply proof of basic liability (GL) insurance ought to be avoided. A minimum standard for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for residential work and $2 million for light industrial.
There are other approaches for researching air conditioning, heating and ventilation business such as: contact your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and reviews and ask the company in concern for recommendations. However, all of these techniques disappoint comprehensive openness. The BBB in fact works for the companies it represents as they are just rated if the business in question pays them a recurring charge. Online review websites rarely display all the reviews received, and post evaluations from sources that are not always reputable. This provides a platform for companies to publish their own evaluations and people to quickly publish reviews without the business in concern's capability to expertly fix the concern. Additionally, no company would offer a negative referral; only those that are very positive. None of these are ideal characteristics for consumers looking for entirely impartial evaluations and recommendations. It is encouraged to utilize these techniques as an informed consumer and consider the info source for exactly what it is worth.
Among the best methods to discover a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation contractor is via the "word-of-mouth" method. If the business suggested was affordable, professional and reputable for a pal or member of the family, there is a great chance that company will do the same for you. Great business utilize the word-of-mouth method to continually offer a new customer stream by keeping their customers pleased.
Other traditional approaches for discovering a brand-new cooling, heating and ventilation professional include carrying out online searches, phone book directory sites or online directories and other ad mediums. Remember that all of these methods are bought and spent for by the companies in concern. None of these techniques need to work as a testimonial and needs to be utilized only as locating sources.
3rd party suppliers such as Angie's list, Discover Local and other online business are the latest platforms for sourcing and rating a/c, heating and ventilating business. Although these companies do supply a service with some merit, they are, in fact, adding expense to the customer. Angie's List, along with some other online service directory sites, charge the consumer directly for their ratings and companies' contact details. Other third-party websites offer customers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation business and add the expense of being a middle-man to business formula. Remember that none of these are "totally free" and that consumers need to understand the expense and value of using entities like these.
Multiple quotes are advise when employing an a/c and heating professional. There are no market requirements for prices A/C related product or service. Similar jobs can vary thousands of 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 air conditioning and or heating system part and before the style and installation of brand-new systems.
A 2nd opinion can be of worth if the repair or replacement is expensive. Not all service technicians or companies are equal or reputable. Fixing cooling and heater is extremely complex. It is not uncommon for a repair work professional to be unable to isolate the issue or for an agent to advise an unneeded purchases. Contacting a contending air conditioning and heating company can conserve time and cash and regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Which Uses Less Electricity... The Air Conditioning Fan Or The Compressor?
The Fan, Right? So Wouldn'T It Be Cheaper To Always Have The Fan &Quot;On&Quot; But Set The Thermostat To A Higher Temp (Therefore Always Having The Air Circulating And It Doesn'T Get Stuffy), Or To Set The Fan On Auto (When It Only Comes On Occasionally) But Leave The Temperature At A Lower Degree?
I agree with leaving the fan on at all times and let the compressor engage when the thermostat calls for cooling. The fan uses very little energy. Just as hot air rises, cool air settles at the floor. Your air return system will pick up the cool air and keep it distributed through out the house. The temperature will be consistent from floor to ceiling. Your thermostat will then be measuring the air temperature at about 4 feet off the floor. That temperature will be representative of the real temperature in the room. The cooling system is designed to keep the complete living space at the temperature you desire and you will not experience a hot room just before the system kicks in and the excessive cooling just after the system shuts down. The compressor may run less frequently but longer if the fan is only on during cooling, but the compressor may run more frequently and considerably less duration if the fan runs full time. The cost while being nearly the same will be less if the fan is on all the time, not to say anything about the room being more comfortable.
Fan on full time.
My Air Conditioning Is Not Cooling The Way It Should (Ie The Room Temp Stays At 76 Even When Its Set On 73)?
My Air Conditioning Is Not Cooling The Way It Should (Ie The Room Temp Stays At 76 Even When Its Set On 73)
Have your local electrical company come out and do an energy audit. Have a pad and paper handy to take notes. When they see that you are very serious about the problem, they will spend more time with you. We had this done last week and the gentleman stayed for 3 hours and gave us information that was priceless. We live in an older house and there was alot to be done. First and foremost he will check the freeon and filter. The freeon can be low. If there is ice on the coils, thats a good sign that you are probably low on freeon.
Get an 8" thermometer (you can get it at a garden store... make sure it is no less than 8") and tape it next to your thermometer. It will give you the most accurate temperature reading.
The vents (vent supply box) where the air comes out, are they screwed in? If not, you could be losing 7 degrees within a couple of feet where the air comes out. Take the vents out, put strips of insulation around the box and then cover with foil tape, get the one w/out the UL logo. It's the exact same thing, just cheaper. Then screw in the vents.
There are so many more things that we were told, but I think that's a good start. He should look in the attic and check your insulation.
Don't worry about replacing windows unless you plan on being in your house 20+ years, it takes that long to get your money back and it's not the biggest cause of a problem like that.
You do want to keep the windows that are facing the sun during the day well shaded. There are many ways to do this. It's best to do something that keeps the heat from getting in the house with shading fabric that can go on the outside of the windows, awnings, or other types of shading.
Use fluorescent light bulbs, they are more expensive, but it's not the fact that they will save on energy that makes them so good, it's the fact that they don't emit as much heat. Get a bulb and put it on one lamp and use the regular kind on the other and you'll see what I'm talking about.
Keep all doors to all the rooms cracked. If you must close them completely only do it for 3 hours at the most. This keeps the flow of air circulating. It went against everything I'd ever been told.
If there's not a vent in the kitchen or bathrooms the humidity will make the house hotter. After a shower, get a small fan, place in the window, close the door for 15 minutes and let the steam out.
If for some reason you need a new AC, and I doubt that you do. Make sure you get at least 4 quotes. Ask whoever the person is doing an estimate for a unit -- and this is critical -- for either the Manual J or Green sheet -- and then HAVE HIM EXPLAIN IT TO YOU. After you have 4 estimates go to each one and ask if they can beat the original price.
You may need to check your insulation. If you've had a leak in room, the insulation got wet. Wet insulation is WORSE than having no insulation at all.
Good luck and call the power company. They can really help you.
Where Does Helium Come From ?
Are There Natural Deposits Or Is It All Taken From The Air?
Helium is the second most abundant element in the known Universe (after hydrogen), constituting 23% of its baryonic mass. The vast majority of helium was formed by Big Bang nucleosynthesis one to three minutes after the Big Bang. As such, measurements of its abundance contribute to cosmological models. In stars, it is formed by the nuclear fusion of hydrogen in proton-proton chain reactions and the CNO cycle, part of stellar nucleosynthesis.
In the Earth's atmosphere, the concentration of helium by volume is only 5.2 parts per million.] The concentration is low and fairly constant despite the continuous production of new helium because most helium in the Earth's atmosphere escapes into space by several processes. In the Earth's heterosphere, a part of the upper atmosphere, helium and other lighter gases are the most abundant elements.
Given that the world's supply of helium can thus be wasted with bad usage (helium near the stratosphere or higher can no longer be recovered), the supplies of helium need to be well managed. According to Robert Coleman Richardson, the very low economic price of helium has contributed to wasteful usage (e.g. for recreation). The low economic price is the result of the US Congress' decision to sell all of the US's helium supplies by 2015.According to Richardson, the current price needs to be multiplied by 20 to eliminate the excessive wasting of helium.
Nearly all helium on Earth is a result of radioactive decay, and thus an Earthly helium balloon is essentially a bag of retired alpha particles. Helium is found in large amounts in minerals of uranium and thorium, including cleveite, pitchblende, carnotite and monazite, because they emit alpha particles (helium nuclei, He2+) to which electrons immediately combine as soon as the particle is stopped by the rock. In this way an estimated 3000 metric tons of helium are generated per year throughout the lithosphere. In the Earth's crust, the concentration of helium is 8 parts per billion. In seawater, the concentration is only 4 parts per trillion. There are also small amounts in mineral springs, volcanic gas, and meteoric iron. Because helium is trapped in the subsurface under conditions that also trap natural gas, the greatest natural concentrations of helium on the planet are found in natural gas, from which most commercial helium is extracted. The concentration varies in a broad range from a few ppm up to over 7% in a small gas field in San Juan County, New Mexico.
Can You Vent A Window Air-Conditioning Unit Into A Fire Place?
I Have A Window Unit. I Understand The Heat Needs To Go Outside. Will It Cool The Room If I Set Is So Thet The Back Is Pointed Into The Fire Place?
It won't be very effiicient and it might overheat because a chimney needs to have air coming into it in order for the hot air to rise. If you allow room air in, and the house is not nearly air-tight (as some houses are) then it would work, but think about where that air is coming from - outside, where it's hot.
Of course if you can vent the fireplace to the outside near the bottom of the chimney, then it probably would work, and for sure it would work if you added a fan to that vent (to help increase the vertical draft).
What Does &Quot;Air-Conditioned&Quot; Mean?
I'M Learning English.
I Found &Quot;Air-Conditioned Goverment&Quot; When I Was Reading At An Article.
It Sounds Like A Metaphor, And I Wonder What This &Quot;Air-Conditioned&Quot; Means.
Well, air-conditioned refers to any indoor area that has some kind of central system to keep it cool during the summer, but in this sense it's a metaphor. I would have to see it in context to know exactly what they were getting at, but it sounds like they're saying that the government is spoiled with various luxuries -- they get to live in comfort while everyone else struggles in the real world, much like someone with indoor air-conditioning is cool and content while those outside are overheated.