December 4, 2016
Are you having difficulties with your central air conditioner? Qualified air conditioning experts normally handle repairs of conditioning systems. But, there are some easy repairs and maintenance that you can do yourself.Contact us
Standard air conditioner repair costs can differ from a handful of hundred dollars, to properly into the thousands, depending on what has to be completed, and the sort of air conditioning unit you have. The more complex the method, the more costs that are going to incur. One particular of the factors you must think about ahead of repairing your unit is whether or not or not it might be a better idea to just replace the unit with a brand new more effective model. If you are continuously having trouble with your unit, it might be time to replace the whole factor. With all the tax credits that are obtainable to aid you get a newer, more effective unit, now may well be the time to do this.
Simple central air conditioner repairs can frequently be performed effectively by following the above measures. If the homeowner is in a position to diagnose the standard difficulties pointed out above, she’s spared herself an HVAC service get in touch with and saved a small income. And even if this approach resulted in hiring a expert AC repair company, the tests performed will shorten the amount of time it takes the pro to diagnose and repair the air conditioning method — once again saving income.
Let’s face it, outdoor central air conditioning condensers are ugly and it seems that property owners will do their very best to hide them from sight. Plants, fences and trellises tend to be well-liked techniques to go about doing this cover-up.
The very best way to maintain your method in leading operating order is with annual maintenance from AC Repair Pros Houston Tx. And even though we can not assure repair-totally free efficiency for as extended as you personal it, we can tell you that your A/C method will no doubt work longer – and most undoubtedly carry out better – when appropriately maintained by our top HVAC technicians.
Not all contractors are good, so do your home-work
Also a word of caution when hiring any contractor to come into your house. Generally it’s good advice to ask friends and their experience with their contractors.
A Texas HVAC Contractors words of caution:
An open letter to women living in the Kansas City area:”What Every Woman Needs to Know” …before opening her front door to any repairman
In my years as a woman working in the HVAC industry, I never thought I’d write a letter like this.
Now I’m doing it out of concern for the safety and security of my friends, family members, and other women living in our community including YOU! Here’s my urgent advice:
NEVER allow a repairman into your home without first knowing he has passed a background check. NEVER.
I don’t care if he looks clean-cut, is wearing a name badge, and sports a freshly ironed white shirt.
With all the news stories about repairmen who are convicted felons committing horrible crimes against unassuming homeowners (especially women), you and I must be diligent, informed, and relentless in watching out for each other.
That’s why I want to remind you that you have every RIGHT to know a company’s policy on doing employee background checks.
If this information isn’t offered when you call for an appointment, don’t be shy. ASK. This applies to any repair or service technician in your home working around you, your children, your grandkids, your pets, and your possessions.
Here at One Hour, our policy is that every employee including me and all our service technicians is background checked for the following:
No convictions of felonies such as assault, battery, murder, burglary, rape, crimes against children, arson and theft.
No convictions for felonies regarding the use, sale, distribution, manufacture or possession of illegal drugs; or abuse of prescription medications.
No convictions for driving while intoxicated within the last 5 years.
IMPORTANT: You also have the RIGHT to know the repairman walking through your front door is DRUG-FREE. The last thing you want is to be alone in your home with a stranger high on drugs.
Again, when you call for an appointment, don’t hesitate. ASK about the company’s drug screening policy. For example, our company screens all “new hires” for drugs and has an ongoing program of random testing.
I recently read 3 of the top trades taught in prison are the HVAC, plumbing and electrical trades. While there’s nothing wrong with teaching trades as part of prison rehabilitation, homeowners like you and I have the right to know if an ex-felon might be working in our homes, SO ASK.
While I don’t intend this to be a sales pitch, I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you to call us when you need service, repair, or replacement of your heating or cooling system. Our trained and trustworthy technicians are skilled pros at solving problems and restoring comfort. They never “talk down” to you because you’re a woman. And our prices are very competitive. Sincerely,
March 6, 2016
Many houses are adapting themselves to have solar panels. Not as a backup but as a centralized electricity grid. Does this indicate that in future all houses can run on solar energy and there will be no need for the electric grid? The question is debatable.
Solar power is definitely booming. With a little bit of support, the technology is going to rule the world. Professor Newman has a great view about this for us. He works at the Curtin University of Perth.
Solar power is not an evolving technology. It has already evolved. But is it sufficient enough to support the number of power systems we have at home? The city of Perth is a standing example of what distributed solar power can do. This new phenomenon is referred as citizen utilities.
It is estimated that since 2010 more than 22 percent of the homes in Perth have adopted to solar power. That is more than 190,000 systems that have been installed. Approximately, 530 MW power has been generated and this is currently the largest power station in Australia. The number of people that is moving on to solar power is increasing b 20 percent every year. More than 1.5 million households in Australia have adopted to solar power and by 2031, 18,000 MW power will be produced solely by solar panels.
Most of the sales in solar systems have happened in large families where the electricity bill is also proportionately higher. More than 50 percent of the houses in Australian suburbs run on solar power.
Therefore, in future grids will be designed in such a way that the users should be able to generate their own power and manage excess electricity. This concept is called as “citizen utilities”. Microgrids such as this will become more feasible to move electricity and any payments associated with it.
Group housing building managers can take this up to implement this across their building and become local energy managers. In lifestyle villages and industrial estates, the owner can become the local utility. By doing this, we are certainly entering a citizen utility era.