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,
September 6, 2016
Charles Darwin said that only the species that can adapt themselves to changes will survive. It is not about the intelligent species or strong species. Fishes are one such innovative and flexible species. For more than 400 million years, they have been successful in adapting themselves to the changing environmental conditions.
With global warming and changes in the sea levels, will they survive the changes that have come along?
Dr. Jodie Rummer is a senior research fellow at James Cook University at the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef studies. Her actual title is Fish Physiologist. Sounds exciting right?
As the title indicates, a major part of her work involves dealing with fishes. Her recent study has been about the Great Barrier Reef which houses more than 1,500 species of fish which includes different colors, body shapes, size. It is definitely breath-taking as she gets to see some of the gorgeous fishes.
There are more than 28,000 species of fishes in the planet and the number is more than fifty percent of the living vertebrates. Also, fascinating is that fishes occupy almost every water body on the planet. They are subject to varying environmental conditions as a part of their lives. They can live out of the water and even sustain low oxygen levels that might kill humans in seconds. For more than 400 million years they have coped up with every possible condition.
Studying the physiology of these fishes helps us in understanding what kind of issues they might face. One of the most striking aspects about fishes is their respiratory system that is responsible for oxygen transport and movement of the fishes.
By studying these, we should be able to estimate if they will survive the harsh changes that are happening to the environment. We can understand if a particular species will be at most risk due to climate change and which ones will survive. This will set priorities for conservation and management.
Fishes have already survived a lot during their evolution phase and they have amazing respiratory systems that can carry oxygen under any conditions. In fact, some of the best in comparison with any animals. Whether they will survive or not depends on how far the habitats are changing.
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June 6, 2016
Many people are excited about the prospect of driverless cars. They believe this could reduce the fossil fuel usage and reduce the need for importing foreign made cars. They are definitely capable of making humans more productive. But, we can’t help asking a few questions before we can come to terms with this.
In a broader perspective, autonomous vehicles are already there. There are many high tech cars that have automation systems to prevent collisions. These cars use laser or radar to gauge the distance between the next car and warn the driver about the applying brakes in case the gap is too narrow.
What was once available only in high-end cars is now slowly stepping into the moderately priced cars as well. Another automation system that is available is look out for people or objects in blind spots and prevents you from running over. These are applicable only when the driver makes a mistake.
Taking this a notch further is the “autopilot mode” which follows the highway and changes lanes for avoiding other cars. This doesn’t mean you get to take your hands off the wheel and text or go check the social media pages. You still have to watch the road and keep your hands on the steering so that you could manage in case there are any mishaps.
Driverless cars are something that is even more ambitious than this. They are meant to eliminate the drivers themselves. They are smart cars that can drive through crowded streets, understand traffic lights, deal with intersections, cyclists and even sudden pedestrians. To even hear this as a concept is amazing. This is very difficult to accomplish in all the locations around the world. But not having a responsible adult and no steering when does scare us to an extent.
Cars have always been one of the dependent modes of transport for most of us. Railways and buses should be used more for traveling to places that have the connectivity. It is good that we have technology as long as it keeps us safe and helps improve our life. But it is not good to eliminate ourselves and let technology rule the world.
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