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You can ask any business to offer evidence of basic liability professional insurance coverage. Any business that is not willing to supply proof of basic liability (GL) insurance coverage need to be avoided. A minimum standard for GL insurance coverage is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light business.
There are other techniques for investigating air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies such as: call your local Better Business Bereau (BBB), perform online searches and evaluations and ask the business in concern for references. Nevertheless, all these techniques fall brief of thorough transparency. The BBB actually works for the companies it represents as they are just rated if the company in question pays them a repeating charge. Online evaluation websites rarely display all of the reviews received, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly credible. This supplies a platform for companies to publish their own evaluations and individuals to hastily post reviews without the company in question's capability to expertly fix the issue. Moreover, no company would provide a negative reference; just those that are exceptionally favorable. None of these are ideal dynamics for consumers looking for completely objective evaluations and references. It is encouraged to use these techniques as an educated consumer and think about the info source for exactly what it is worth.
Among the very best ways to find a brand-new air conditioning, heating and ventilation specialist is by means of the "word-of-mouth" method. If the business recommended was budget-friendly, professional and reputable for a pal or member of the family, there is a great chance that company will do the exact same for you. Excellent companies use the word-of-mouth approach to continually supply a brand-new client stream by keeping their clients delighted.
Other traditional techniques for finding a new air conditioning, heating and ventilation contractor consist of performing online searches, phone book directory sites or online directories and other advertisement mediums. Bear in mind that of these techniques are bought and paid for by the business in concern. None of these methods must act as a testimonial and must be used just as locating sources.
Third celebration service providers such as Angie's list, Discover Local and other online companies are the newest 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 consumer. Angie's List, in addition to some other online service directory sites, charge the customer directly for their scores and companies' contact info. Other third-party sites provide customers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the cost of being a middle-man to business equation. Bear in mind that none of these are "free" and that consumers must understand the expense and worth of utilizing entities like these.
Multiple estimates are recommend when employing an air conditioning and heating contractor. There are no market requirements for rates HVAC associated service or products. Similar tasks can differ thousands of dollars from one company to the next. A minimum of three quotes is suggested prior to the repair or replacement of any major cooling and or heater element and prior to the design and installation of new systems.
A consultation can be of worth if the repair work or replacement is expensive. Not all professionals or business are equivalent or trustworthy. Repairing air conditioning and heater is exceptionally complicated. It is not unusual for a repair technician to be not able to separate the issue or for a representative to recommend an unneeded purchases. Contacting a contending a/c and heating business can save money and time and remorse.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Why Does My Air Filter In My Car Smell Like Fish?
When I Turn On My Car, And My Air (Not My Air Conditioning) And Especially My Air Circulation, It Smells Like Fish Or Something Dying. After A While It Goes Away But It'S Very Embarrassing. This Just Started A Few Days Ago. I Have Tried To Take The Cover Of The Air Filter Out, But I Don'T Have The Arm/Hand Strength To Take The Screws Out.
you may have something trapped on the outside face of your pollen filter. If the air conditioning has been used regularly, a build up of bacteria builds up on the air filter and spreads into the chambers which pass the air through to the vents on the dash etc. You could try getting the spray from halfords etc, which you basically set off in the car with the blowers on recirculate for ten minutes. this kills the bacteria, and gets rid of the smell. It sits behind the front seat on the floor, but cover the front seats with a bin liner as it tends to stain if the air current passes the air close to the seat
Why Do The Air Vents In Your Car Sometimes Smell When They Are Turned On?
My Brother And I Got Into His Car Today And He Turned On The Air Conditioning. It Smelled Kind Of Like Fish Food Or Something. My Air Vents Smell Like Strong Cheese Every Once In A While. Is There A Reason For This?
yes there is a reason for this ,as you use the air conditioner and then shut the car off moisture in the vents start to grow mold they make a product that IS specifically for that and they carey it at most auto part stores,follow the directions exactly and when done it will smell fresh.Hope this helps.
Civil Versus Mechanical?
Need To Choose Major And I Feel Like Going Either Way Would Take Me In A Different Direction. I Understand The Basic'S But What I'M Really Looking To Find Our Is How Life After College Goes For A Civil Engineer Or A Mechanical Engineer. How Do The Jobs Differ, Stuff Like That.
Any Experience Or Wisdom Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Thanks!
I am a mechanical engineer so I hope that I can assist you in that.
Main difference between the two is the jobs you will be doing. The civil engineer will be more involve in the structure of buildings, concrete strength. pillar thickness etc. Mechanical engineer is doing more of heat transfer and flow stuff such as air conditioning, water flow, or moving parts such as pump, fans etc.
I chose mechanical engineering cause I prefer to deal with moving stuff and there is wider range of work choices in mechanical engineering. For example, from mechanical engineering you can choose to specialize in automobile, aviation, air conditioning, oil and gas, fire engineeirng, water engineering, waste water treatment and even machinery or robotics. In these fields, you can also choose to be in the designing phase, manufacturing phase or maintenance phase of these fields. In a nutshell, giving you more opportunity to move around with just one degree.
My impression of civil engineering is that they deal with the macro size stuff such as buildings, highways, bridges, tunnels. My civil engineering friends are all working in the design phase or the inspection of buildings.
One other thing my civil engineering friends always talk about is getting recognized to be a Professional Engineer. As a civil engineer you need to get the status of Professional Engineer (which entails with registering with your local professional engineering society, exams and peer reviews) so that you can approve the construction. (All buildings or constructions need a Professional Engineer, civil, mechanical, electrical etc. to endorse their respective field to gurantee its safety). That PE post will be your goal to a promotion and better pay. For mechanical engineers, unless you are in the construction industry, the PE position is not so important. For example, if you are a sales engineer in air conditioning equipment, you can make do with a MBA to get promoted. Some manufacturing or sales managers I know are not even registered with the local engineering society.
I know this is a lot to read but i am trying to compress the interest and career path together. The basic difference between the two is mechanical engineer will be dealing with the moving parts while civil engineer will be dealing with the stationary parts.
Average Cost For Air Condition.?
Whats The Average Cost To Run Yur Home Air Condition Maybe 2Hours Everyday? I Know Its Kinda Of A Lame Question.
Depending on where you live and how well your home insulation is, 2 hours a day probably will just start to remove the humidity from your house. I have central air and run it continuously from June until mid September at an average cost of about $80. a month.
What Is A Good Air Conditioning Option For Camping?
I Have Planned A Camping Trip Coming Up In Mid July And I Expect It To Be Hot. I Am Looking For A Economical (≪$100) Option To Cool Down The Tent At Night. I Recently Purchased A Misting Fan, But Was Disappointed With The Lack Of Cooling And Amount Of Water It Put Out (The Tent Would Be Soaked). Anyone Familiar With Evaporative Coolers (And Do They Put Out Much Water). Any Other Ideas For Cooling At Night?
Just some thoughts I had, since I've camped in the heat a lot. I can't do much since I backpack; it was only last year that I bought a cheap personal fan. If you can get one that will blow into one end of a flimsy tube (like the plastic sleeves they put newspapers into, taped end-to-end), put the fan at the top of the tent and blow the hot air outside. You could pin the exhaust end to the inside of a screen. Draw in outside air through screen at the bottom. If you can stand the breeze, have a small fan blow directly on you. To shield your tent from sun during the day, try one or more of those aluminized plastic emergency blankets.
Swamp coolers (evaporative) only work in very dry air, and need a steady supply of both power and water. It can sit outside the tent and be ducted in with the flimsy tube idea. This cools the air stream, so the cooled air must flow through the tent--it can't be bottled up. Check the power and water consumption and make sure it'll work in your climate.
Ice coolers can cool and dehumidify. Some small models can sit inside the tent with hoses going to an ice chest sitting outside, but they use a huge amount of ice and need steady power (for a pump to bring cold fluid from the chest and a fan for the heat exchanger inside). I've heard that the cheap ones don't work. If it works, you'll need to provide for the condensate drip.
True air conditioners consume the most power but would work the best, assuming a plug-in campsite. Your best value would be the smallest unit that you can find at a thrift store such as Goodwill, or a closeout store such as Ollie's. Set it outside and duct the air into the tent. Unless it's an unusually large tent, it will probably get too cold to close up the tent with a second duct returning air to the unit (that one would have to be a collapsible spring wound one), so you could simply let it blow through. This will cool AND dehumidify.
Air conditioners go as small as 4,000 BTUs. For a small tent, you can get as low as 1,000 BTUs by looking for an "enclosure air conditioner" made to cool electronic equipment in cabinets. They're smaller and consume less power, but they won't be really cheap unless you can find a surplus/used one, and they're still about 50 pounds.
The smaller you go, the more complicated it gets. To a point. You need a steady supply of compressed air to run a vortex tube, but these are also made for enclosure cooling. Put compressed air in one end, get two streams of air out--one hot and vented to the outside, the other up to incredibly cold. They shriek, but they're also sold with mufflers. Don't even think of getting one without.
If your tent is small enough, try circulating air through one of those cube refrigerators using ducts and a small fan. These are in your price range, and you can sometimes pick those refrigerators up for free if you cruise around during a township's large item pick up day. Fasten some sort of finned heat exchanger to the icebox. If you're ambitious, cut most of the case off from around the guts, being careful not to disturb the tubes. Add the finned heat exchanger. Pop rivet what you need of the case back on, adding a fan. And a second fan on the coils in back. This sounds like a worthy project. It will drip. It could also ice up. So? Space the heat exchanger fins farther apart. What do you want for free?