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You can ask any company to provide proof of general liability specialist insurance coverage. Any business that is not happy to offer evidence of basic liability (GL) insurance ought to be prevented. A minimum standard for GL insurance is $1 million for property work and $2 million for light business.
There are other methods for researching air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies such as: contact your regional Better Business Bereau (BBB), carry out online searches and evaluations and ask the business in question for references. However, all these approaches disappoint extensive openness. The BBB in fact works for the business it represents as they are just ranked if the business in question pays them a recurring fee. Online evaluation sites rarely display all of the evaluations received, and post evaluations from sources that are not constantly credible. This supplies a platform for companies to post their own reviews and people to hastily publish evaluations without the company in question's ability to expertly fix the problem. Furthermore, no business would provide a negative referral; just those that are extremely favorable. None of these are perfect dynamics for consumers looking for entirely impartial evaluations and recommendations. It is advised to use these methods as an informed consumer and consider the details source for what it deserves.
Among the very best methods to find a new air conditioning, heating and ventilation contractor is by means of the "word-of-mouth" technique. If the company recommended was cost effective, expert and trustworthy for a good friend or family member, there is a great possibility that business will do the same for you. Good companies utilize the word-of-mouth approach to continuously provide a new client stream by keeping their customers delighted.
Other conventional techniques for discovering a new air conditioning, heating and ventilation professional consist of carrying out online searches, phone book directory sites or online directory sites and other ad mediums. Keep in mind that of these approaches are purchased and paid for by the companies in concern. None of these techniques ought to act as a testimonial and should be used just as locating sources.
3rd party companies such as Angie's list, Find Local and other online business are the newest platforms for sourcing and rating a/c, heating and aerating companies. Although these companies do supply a service with some merit, they are, in reality, adding expense to the consumer. Angie's List, along with some other online service directory sites, charge the client straight for their scores and business' contact information. Other third-party sites offer customers with air conditioning, heating and ventilation companies and add the expense of being a middle-man to the company equation. Remember that none of these are "free" which consumers ought to understand the expense and worth of using entities like these.
Several quotes are advise when working with an a/c and heating specialist. There are no market standards for rates HVAC associated product or service. Comparable jobs can vary thousands of dollars from one business to the next. A minimum of three quotes is advised prior to the repair work or replacement of any major cooling and or heating unit component and prior to the design and setup of brand-new systems.
A consultation can be of value if the repair work or replacement is expensive. Not all specialists or business are equivalent or trusted. Repairing air conditioning and heater is exceptionally complicated. It is not uncommon for a repair work service technician to be not able to separate the issue or for a representative to recommend an unnecessary purchases. Contacting a contending cooling and heating company can save time and loan and regret.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
How Difficult Would It Be To Install An Air Conditioner?
Looking At Buying A 1972 Firebird But It Doesn'T Have Air Conditioning. I See In The Pictures That Its Got Vents So I Assume It Came With Ac, The Motor Isn'T Original It'S A 389 So The Ac Was Likely Removed With The Original Motor. How Much Work Would It Take To Install The Whole Ac System And Where Is The Best Place To Get The System That Would Fit It?
Just because it's got vents doesn't mean that it originally had air conditioning. A lot of cars built back in that era had fresh air vents in the dash too. Look at your heater controls... Does it indicate AC, or just heat and defrost?
Doesn't really matter... There are several companies that make AC kits for "classic" cars, and you can probably find a local auto air conditioner specialist who can install a system for you. Pick up a local telephone book. Make some calls.
Whats Better Heating System?
Whats Better Heating System?
The one that provides you with proper internal temperature and humidity conditions under the worst external condition.
As the type of system, all used are convenient because they are selected to meet the local conditions.
You have, electric, steam, hot water,
Electric: can be hot air by resistance or heat pump (reverse refrigerant cycle), electric hot water and steam boilers.
Steam: can be direct to heat air or with the use of heat exchangers to heat water. can also be circulated through radiators, fin tubes etc.
Steam will be chose when there are other uses for it as in hospitals for institutional uses.Steam boilers can be oil or gas fired.
Hot water : similar to steam, is safer than steam when using it at low pressures.
Solar heating is not too dependable, is used with other type as back-up for cloudy days.
Take your pick.
I Am Replacing My Outside Air Conditioning Unit (Compressor?) What Brand Should I Buy?
My Unit Is Like 25 Years Old And I Would Like To Replace It Before It Dies. I Live In Va And The Townhouse Is About 2100 Sq Feet. I Want To Get The Most Energy Efficient Model I Can. It Will Have To Be Electric. Thanks.
Now, with technology what it is, you generally have to change out both the A-coil(the box on top of your heater) and the condensing unit(the unit outside). If you change out just one, there is an orifice in the a-coil that will not be compatible.
Trane and lennox both require that only there techs install or repair the unit and is generally more expensive. Carrier brands (Carrier, Bryant and Day & Night) are fairly common and easy to repair. I have installed hundreds of York units and have had few problems with them and the price of them is reasonable.
Other brands, such as Rheem and Rudd, are not as common and are a little bit more difficult to find repair parts.
I like York for both price and performance.
Proper Setting Of Air Condition?
I Just Want To Ask What Is The Best Setting For An Airconditioner To Save Electricity But Feeling Comfortable. Since I'M A Bit Confused We Have A Window Type Airconditioner, Our Thermostat Has A Dial From Warmer To Cooler, We Dont Have The One Stating The Degree Fahrenheit. Some People Told Me It'S Best If I Put The Setting All The Way To Cooler And Put It On High Cool. Is This True Or Should I Put The Thermostat On The Middle And Put It On High Cool Or Put It In The Middle And Put It On Low Cool, Or All The Way To Cooler And Put It In Low Cool. Please Help Since I'M A Bit Confused And Wants To Save And Feel Comfortable During This Hot Days. Thank You!
I would never put it on highest. The thermostat should be set at whatever temperature your most comfortable with..if the thermostat has numbers set it at maybe 7 then wait and see when the thermostat shut the cooling unit down but keeps the blower blowing. after a while several minutes maybe the unit should turn the cooling SYSTEM back on. NOW would be the time to change that number 7 to something Higher or lower depending on YOUR comfort zone. you might also look at your heater thermostat to see what the temperature is and use that also as a guide weather or nor it's still to warm OR to cold. usually the higher the number you use the LONGER the cooling unit is going to run. Try to find something around maybe 75 degree on your heater thermostat.
Central Air Conditioning Smells?
We Had A New Coil Put In Our Central Air Last Year. Before That, The Smell From The Ac Became Horrible, And Apparently We Had Bacteria Accumulating On The Coil Inside. It Was So Bad, Even Cleaning The Coil Didn'T Work. So They Replaced It. The Air Was Fresh And Clean. That Was Just Last Summer.
Well, Today We Are Having A Very Warm Day In The Mid 70'S. We Turned The Air On, And It Smells Horrible Again. This Happened Too On Warm Days In The Fall. I Told The Technician, And He Is Trying To Tell Me My Ducts Need Cleaned. But, The Heat Doesn'T Smell At All, And We Had The Ducts Cleaned A Few Years Ago. They Weren'T That Bad, Apparently, But They Did Find Mold.
I Have Asthma, And Can'T Cough And Sputter Every Time The Ac Is On This Summer. Now We Have To Pay Again For Him To Get The Coil Out And Inspect It, I'M Assuming. I Don'T Think This Is Fair - We Just Paid Over A Thousand Dollars For The Coil, Which He Said Should Last 8 Plus Years.
What Could This Be? Bacteria Again? Will A Uv Light Solve The Problem, And, Will We Need Yet Another New Coil?
What Should He Be Checking When He Comes? He Seems To Act Like He Has No Clue. What Am I Suppose To Do? Again, With Asthma This Is A Really Bad Problem.
Lets address the smell first. You had a bad odor problem in the past. You obviously had a badly blocked evaporator coil in the unit and it was replaced. The source of the smell was and is mold and slime that can accumulate in the condensate formed when air is cooled by air conditioning. As the warm moist air travels across the evaporator coil, heat is being sucked out of the air and the moisture in the air will condense into liquid water like it does on the outside of a cold can of beer. That condensate runs down the fins of the evaporator and collect into a drain pan. A drain line connects to the outlet of that pan and carries that condensate away. It may be piped to the waste water system of your home, it may be gathered into a small box and pumped away outdoors, regardless it has to have a place to go and it has to be free of obstruction. If not taken care of mold and slime can and will begin to grow in the drain pan or the drain line. The mold that was growing when you had the problem first were obviously there for an extended period of time and had a great opportunity to migrate through the ductwork. It may be time to consider having the ducts cleaned. Since the evaporator coil was replaced once already, and you are now needing to get back to that coil again it may be wise to have an access built in for future maintenance considerations. Your brand new evaporator coil has had a year to operate and provide another location for the mold spores to grow again. Evaporator coil can be cleaned on a regular basis and perform wonderfully for many years. Evaporator coil cleaner and microbiocides are usually applied directly to the coil by sprayer, such as a bug sprayer. It is self rinsing and will wash off as additonal condensate is formed. It usually has a pleasant odor to it. The cleaner solution is perfectly safe draining away through the condensate lines. Condensate has to be able to flow freely away from the machine. If the condensate drain connection is on the suction side of the air flow, it is necessary to have the drain lined P trapped. Without a P trap, air will be sucked in through the drain connection and allow water to build up in the tray. That water will spill over the edges of the drain pan and create problems. With the P trap, no air is sucked back in through the drain connection and the condensate flows away freely. If the drain connection is on the outlet side of the air flow and it is positively pressure by the blown air, then the water will flow away freely. Occasionally pouring a little bit of bleach through the drain system will help keep down the mold and slime from accumulating anywhere. You may also want to have a look at the surrounding areas where any of the moisture could have been leaking. Wall board will hold a lot of moisture in it and is a perfect host for the mold spores.