Air Coolers VS Air Conditioning Systems: Pros and Cons

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Summer is approaching fast and a lot of people thought that maybe iced beverages and desserts after meals will suffice beating the heat. If you can’t stand the heat and the fact that it goes on and on every day, then maybe it’s time for you to get a permanent solution: an air conditioning unit. A lot of people may get confused between an air cooler and air conditioning system. Some company or salesmen may even advertise that air cooler is as useful and functional as an air conditioning system or even say that an air cooler is much better. Check out AC Repair for any air conditioning:
On this article, we will tackle the differences between an air cooler and air conditioning system, their efficiency, energy consumption, among other things, to determine which among the two can better help us survive the summer heat.

If you want to stay cool and at the same time get something that will fit your budget, then air cooler is for you. No, it is not true when advertisements say that they work just like an air conditioning system. They do not work the same and they have a different structure or way of cooling air. You can say that an air cooler is much more like a fan with ice behind it. The energy consumption is not far from a fan as well. An air cooler can’t decrease the room temperature as low as how an air conditioning system would. In fact, unlike an air conditioning system, the coldness of the wind stays in one direction compared to an air conditioning system that cools the whole room and keeps the cold air circulating inside the room.

Air coolers do not need a specific calculation for you to find out how many BTU/hr or horse powers you need to completely cool down your room so it is going to be rather difficult to know their energy-efficiency level. Moreover, some homeowners who are unaware that air coolers are very different from an air conditioning unit get surprise when they find out about how it has to be refilled with water to release cool air. If you want the air to be a bit colder, then you would have to stack up on ice since you need to keep putting ice in the air cooler which can be a daunting task.

There are many disadvantages in using an air cooler. It simply is a fan that blows out air as if a bowl of ice is in front of it. An air conditioning unit is much better since it produces not only cool air but consistently cold air. Modern air conditioning unit may also have very useful features other than producing colder temperature. Nowadays, you will find air conditioning systems with advanced features such as humidifying, ionizing, eco-friendly features, and so much more.

Air conditioning units have very promising cooling effects as well since it can decrease the room temperature to at least 50% or more and you can find units that have power-saving features.

How to Choose the Right Contractor for Home Repairs

When you have to choose a contractor for some of the repairs work on your home, how will you tell the difference between a certified professional and a charlatan? Research and the right questions are what you’ll need to make this important decision.

When looking for contractors, you want to ask your friends for referrals, check online for customer review sites, get info from your local home hardware store and glance through the yellow pages. Call at least three potential contractors to interview and request quotes.

While you’re asking for quotations, give every contractor the same information so your comparison is consistent. How to Interview a Contractor When interviewing a potential contractor, it’s important to ask these questions:

  1. Are you licensed in this city/state?

If your potential contractor has a license, get the number and call your local building department’s licensing office to validate it. Also, contact your Better Business Bureau and state Consumer Protection Agency to find out what’s required to obtain a license in your state.

  1. Can you provide me with 3 references from jobs done in the last year?

Use references to check your contractor’s work history, reliability and ability to stay on budget and schedule. Don’t be afraid to quiz the references on the specifics of the work they had done and to what level they were satisfied with the work. If there were problems of significance, that is what you want to unearth.

  1. What insurance do you have?

Contractors should come to you insured. They should have general liability, workman’s compensation, auto insurance, and property and personal liability. Ask for a copy of your contractor’s insurance because the last thing you want is legal and financial responsibility should an accident take place on your property.

  1. How experienced are you?

Find out how long your contractor has been in business. Anything over five years is usually a sign of a reliable, stable business. A work history less than this time period does not mean the person is not qualified or sufficiently experienced for the job. It simply means your risk might be a little higher.

 

  1. Do you have a portfolio?

Most contractors will have before and after photographs of their past work. Look through these to get an idea of the type of work your contractor does and his or her abilities.

With the above, I’m sure you would be able to make up your mind on the right contractor for your home repairs.

How to Repair Garage Opener the Right Way

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Are you currently having problems with your garage door opener? Most people that have this problem are often experiencing nothing more than depleted batteries. It’s easy enough to open up the back, replace the batteries, and it should be able to open and close the garage door once again, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Additionally, the garage door opener is not limited to the remote that most people use. By pressing the button that is typically by the garage door leading into the house, this button can also become faulty, and will require repairs. This article will address how to repair garage opener the right way so that you can quickly have full access to your garage door once again.

 

Common Problems with Garage Door Openers

 

Once you have determined whether or not it is the garage door opener remote control, or if it is the button, you can proceed to fix either one. If it is the remote control, there are only two options that you have available. If replacing the batteries does not work, you must contact the manufacturer, or the garage door company that installed your garage to ask them to order a new one. However, this problem pales in comparison to a garage door opener proper, specifically the device that is responsible for opening and closing the door. Let’s look at how these are constructed, and how they work, and then go over some troubleshooting ideas.

 

What Is A Garage Door Opener?

 

This is a motorized device that is able to rotate a chain or belt that rotates clockwise and counterclockwise, allowing you to open and close your garage door. This must be mounted on the ceiling, preferably from the rafters, and only consists of two components. There is the electric motor housing, which is the power behind the device, which will plug into an outlet that is either their at the ceiling level, or you must have one installed. The other is the rail mechanism, that which contains the belt which will pull the garage door up, or drop it down. There are other components including the infrared sensors which are part of the mechanism, specifically the opening and closing of the door. There are sensors which are designed to look for objects, such as people or anything else that could be blocking the door from going all the way down. All of this works together to allow a remote control to open the garage door, or close it if necessary. It is also attached physically via wires to a button that when depressed, will open and close the door as well.

 

How to Fix the Garage Door Opener

 

Most of these units have adjustments on the side which you can manually turn in order to adjust the position of the door. If it is too far up or down, it will not operate properly, and only subtle changes in these adjustments will actually help resolve the problem. Typically there are knobs which can be turned to adjust the position, allowing you to put it in the right place. This will allow the door to move up the tracks via the rollers, and also allow the springs to be properly extended, when it is all the way up or back down at the ground level fully closed. The different units are made per the manufacturer’s specifications, which will allow you to make the right adjustments. Additional ways to fix the opener include lubricating the rail, checking the chain tension, replacing the gear assembly, or even replacing the circuit board. Many of these need to be accomplished by certified garage door repair companies so that they can be adjusted properly.

 

In conclusion, you now have a few ideas on how to repair garage opener the right way. These are just a few of the things that can go wrong with the garage door opener that can either be fixed to buy the average person, or they may require a professional. If you are having problems that are extensive, ones that you cannot fix on your own, a garage door experts abc is only a phone call away.

The Pay Scale

Why do people seem to always be focused on money? Sure, it is a “universal language”, and “money talks”, but it shouldn’t be our main focus.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying money can’t buy happiness. In fact, not having enough of it, can drastically lower a person’s happiness level. This is often do to the person having to compromise significantly on their quality of life. Maybe they can’t afford to get their broken tooth taken care of, and this brings them pain everyday. Maybe they can’t afford new floors. Maybe they can barely afford to eat. Maybe they can’t afford to live on their own, and end up quarreling with the people they live with everyday. One way or another, if this person isn’t bringing home enough bacon, they suffer. And their happiness levels decrease.

Statistics show that optimum happiness is reached at an average annual salary of about $70,000 dollars. Any more than that provides a negligible increase in happiness. You could make that much money replacing windshields. So what does this mean? Should minimum wage be increased to $35/hour to ensure everyone is happy? Of course not; that would increase the cost of living tremendously. What it means is that you should try to reach this goal somehow, whether through earnings or investments. This is enough money that you could easily take care of yourself and not have to worry about suffering due to monetary reasons.

Scale of happiness

Now, for the reason I bring this up. I am constantly asked how much money I make by house sitting for my clients. Have you googled it? You might be surprised by the average annual salary of a house sitter. The results came up at around $50k per year. Are you surprised? Now what if I told you that was just the average. Some of us professionals make quite a bit more than that. I will tell you that I am above the “happiness line”. I don’t suffer due to monetary reasons.

It was NOT easy getting to this point however. People have to trust you, and to build trust takes time. Time and references. References and time. I am in these peoples’ houses, day after day, all while they are gone. I am in their sole private place. This takes immense trust, and I am rewarded for it. You see, I have the ability to wreak havoc if I wanted. If I was a teenage girl, I could throw a house party and invite all of my friends and tear the place up and never get another house sitting job. That would be the end of my career. But luckily, I am not a teenage girl, so I still have a career. I could sell all of their possessions in their home, which is usually worth a sizable portion of money, all before they got back. And that would be the end of my career, and my life, because I would probably end up in jail.

Let me tell you, people who make a sizable amount of money, have usually earned it. We have put in the time, the dedication, and effort. We have waded through the setbacks and slow times. We have been there with no money, and suffered. It is all these trials that have made us who we are today. They were our “trials by fire”. They gave us an appreciation for what we have now. We don’t take these high paying jobs for granted, as we know the amount of work it takes to get them. We know what it means to fail, over and over again, and to get back up, over and over again. It isn’t easy. Please don’t think that I am saying that we are better than you. Understand that we have been in the same situations as you have. Understand that we now have wisdom, instead of knowledge, and we now have the scars to prove that we went through our own battles.

If you would like advice on how to become a house-sitter, well, I hope this article has helped you. If not, I am sorry, and you will have to just get out there and try it for yourself.

New floors? How about YES.

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House sitting for a major client in Dallas while their floors get renovated by The Flooring Pro Guys. Seriously impressed by the quality and workmanship that is going into this house. The owner told me that they chose this company due to not only the high quality materials they use, but the installation craftsmen they employ are top notch. From what I have seen so far, I believe it.

This client is installing engineered wood floors, which I guess is just like a laminate or something similar. I am not a flooring expert. They chose an amazing texture and design though, I wouldn’t have known it wasn’t hardwood if they didn’t tell me. I guess the stuff may not be as durable as hardwood when we start talking about a hundred years down the road, but otherwise, it is just as durable and much more cost efficient. These guys are telling me that the maintenance on it is not nearly as hard either. It seems like a win-win situation. I guess if you have money to burn, or just don’t want to think about your floors being not hardwood all the time, then you should go for hardwood. It might have a slightly better sheen to it, kind of like when you buff a car or a pair of leather shoes over and over for years and they develop that deep rich shine. I think engineered wood floors are a winner.

Now, on to my review of The Flooring Pro Guys. Seemed like an odd brand name at first, but it has grown on me. Kind of rolls off the tongue. I highly recommend these guys. They were prompt and very courteous. Before they arrived in the morning, they gave me a call to let me know that they were on their way so that I would be ready for them. When they got here, they were very polite and pleasant while introducing themselves. They asked for permission to tour the house and make sure that their measurements were correct so that they could start the job. I think the owner had them walk through once before to get a quote on the flooring installation.

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During the installation, they tried to minimize any inconveniences to me, while I tried to stay out of the way. Again, nothing but a good experience from these guys. Safety was their top priority, which I really appreciate from a company. I spoke to one of the craftsmen briefly about his job. He said he loved it, and the way that new floors can totally transform a house. I wholeheartedly agree. He also said that he has been doing this for years, so he has seen it all. Nothing really bothers him, not even nagging customers. His sincerity showed me why these guys are so highly recommended. They provide quite the pleasant experience.

I might just have to get my floors replaced soon…

Okay, I really do need to save up and budget for that expense, but I can dream, no? I will definitely be using The Flooring Pro Guys for my home. This whole experience was a perfect example of how contractors should treat their customers, and for that matter, their employees! It almost made me want to start a career in the flooring industry. I know there are companies like this one in every industry, it can just be hard to find them sometimes. It is a matter of asking around, trying out their services, and just getting out there.

I wish you could see these new floors. They shine brighter than the sun on a hot Texas day. The texture mimics hardwood. The colors give you that genuine feeling. I am still not sure if the owner actually ordered hardwood floors, or engineered wood floors. That is how great these floors look in this house. Its a combination of great materials, and great workmanship, that can really make a project beautiful, and as they say, the devil is in the details.

When You Need Frisco TX Heater Fixing: Common Heater Issues

You need Frisco TX heating system repair solutions because you want to spend the

chilly winter season easily
. COOLING AND HEATING systems are really delicate and also can malfunction right in the middle of a cold evening. Undoubtedly, it is an extreme scenario for you and also your household to sleep on a chilly, chilly night without having the heater system functioning correctly.

It is smart to stay clear of such a circumstance by attending to the problem ahead of time. You need to pay keen interest to some indications to arrange for furnace repair before it is far too late. Typically, heating system issues are not as well overt, and also it is easy for home owners to neglect them up until it is too late.

In today’s article, we will certainly tell you about some common heating system problems to ensure that you can recognize them as well as work with a expert Frisco TX heating system repair service. Read on!

Common Heating System Issues

It is not rocket science to tell whether your furnace system needs a repair work solution. Nevertheless, for an typical individual, it is commonly a difficult job to identify a defect in the system. Due to the fact that the majority of the indications are unnoticeable, it is easy to overlook them. However, it is far better to hire a professional solution like Air Fixing Pros to repair your heater on schedule.

Otherwise, issues can come to be complex, which can trigger you to replace the whole system. Surely, this will certainly cost you even more cash, as well as if you are on a budget, you might not be able to purchase a new system. It suggests you need to invest the rest of the wintertime uncomfortably. Anyway, here are a couple of usual heating system issues.

Unusual Noises

If you have an old heater system, it can make creaking, rattling, and also banging sounds. Call a


professional heating system repair service
to repair the issue of unusual sounds. Frequently, the system makes screeching noises when there is a issue with the motor bearings.

Furthermore, the system makes rattling noises when something is wrong with the electric motor or blower setting up. It is required to deal with these strange sounds swiftly before things can leave control. The strange noises can likewise lead to a much more major issue with the heating unit.

Yellow Heater Fire

Professionals at Air Repair Pros state that the burner flame turns yellow due to the presence of carbon monoxide in the interior area. It is an odorless as well as anemic gas. Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas, which can cause a metabolic poisonous substance.

If your gas heater fire turns yellow, get in touch with a Frisco TX heating system fixing service to resolve the concern instantly. Air Repair work Pros has actually qualified as well as professional specialists who can repair this issue successfully as well as rapidly.

Brief Cycles

Brief cycling is one of the most typical furnace problems. It happens when the furnace transforms “ON” as well as “OFF” often. The thermostat is an important element of the A/C system. It controls the temperature level inside your residence. When the furnace turns “ON” and also “OFF,” it indicates the trouble is something bigger than the thermostat.

Professionals at Air Repair service Pros say that the trouble occurs when the heat exchanger gets too hot. The getting too hot can lead to the shutting down of the whole device. When your HVAC system has short cycles, it is time to call Air Repair Pros.

Decreased Air High Quality

Most often, the air in your home gets too hazy or stale without any reason. Well, the most obvious reason is that your furnace system requires repair service. A problematic heater is prone to distributing dust, dust, irritants, and also mold spores. If you or your family members are dealing with various respiratory problems, it indicates your furnace is not keeping the optimum quality of air in the indoor room.

Although you can alter the filter yourself, we advise you to employ a professional specialist due to the fact that she or he knows just how to get the job done properly. At the same time, you need to likewise carry out regular upkeep to keep the system up and running. Anyhow, Air Repair work Pros suggest inspecting and replacing the filter each month.

Obtain Your Heater Inspected Today

Most homeowners in Frisco, TX wait until wintertime to get their furnace system checked. Bear in mind, routine examinations as well as upkeep are essential for the optimal feature of the heater system.

Air Repair Pros is a trusted firm, serving the people of Frisco for many years. We have a 100% client contentment rate due to the fact that our certified, accredited, as well as experienced specialists provide the most effective solution. Air Fixing Pros has actually implemented a innovative employee-vetting program that permits us to choose the very best specialists.

In addition, our technicians are well-aware of the old and also brand-new heater system. We understand exactly how to utilize the most recent tools and tools to diagnose the heater effectively as well as generate effective services to fix any trouble with it. Telephone Call Air Repair service Pros today for a professional Frisco TX heater repair service solutions!

Heating System Repair Service Services

As a house owner in Frisco, TX, you likely recognize the value of having a totally running COOLING AND HEATING system for the wintertime. A non-operative furnace system can transform a wintertime day right into an awkward scenario. Most individuals attempt to detect the issue themselves, which is a incorrect practice, especially when one does not have adequate knowledge as well as skills.

When your furnace does not run in all, the issue most likely entails a subsystem failing. You require to call a specialist A/C Repair service Business in Frisco TX to fix the issue that may include repairing the pilot light, thermostat, ignition system, and also electric furnace.

Air Repair Pros has actually certified and expert technicians with years of experience. Our service technicians recognize servicing a malfunctioning system. We adhere to protocols and also standards along with perform the examination process step by step. The purpose is to properly locate the trouble, analyze it, and fix it making use of the right devices.

When your HEATING AND COOLING system shuts off prematurely, the issue is resulting from the heater going through way too much anxiety. It is vital to stay clear of diagnosing or repairing the system on your own.

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You can call Air Repair work Pros and we will certainly send a certified service technician to deal with the trouble right away. We can perform all kinds of repair work, such as airflow obstruction removal, air filter substitute, blower motor repair, burner fixing, etc.

The furnace is an vital component of the HVAC system that maintains your residence comfy and also cozy during the winter season. However, it can go through numerous troubles, however you don’t need to bother with them. You just require to call a professional COOLING AND HEATING repair company in Frisco TX like the Air Repair Service Pros, and we will certainly take it from there.