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Air Conditioner Repair Phoenix

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Air Conditioner RepairIs it just me or do newer AC units break down more? At work we have buildings with really old units and they just keep chugging along but the ones with new units need to be serviced all the time. We had both new units dump their glycol load all over one of our data centres, like a week apart! AC fail followed by high temp then followed by fire alarm is something that will sure wake you the hell up when working night shift. The glycol created a haze in the air which then triggered the fire alarm.  And about 2 seasons ago, cold air stopped coming from our home AC unit, but the fan was still working. Had someone come out and take a look at it, and they said the capacitor went bad, so we had it replaced and cool air started flowing again until. We enjoyed cool AC for about a year, then the AC again stopped working. Had the same guy come out and look at the AC unit and he said this time the problem was a bad compressor. He said it is still under warranty but that labor to replace the compressor would be well over $1000.

Since that price seemed quite high, we had air conditioner repair Phoenix come out to examine the AC unit and give us a repair estimate as well as an estimate for replacing the entire AC unit. He said if we could get the compressor replaced under warranty, he could fix the AC for about $750. When asked how much a new unit would cost (we have a Trane – for a 1350 sq ft house), he said he could get an equivalent model new and installed for around $1400-$1600. To save money, I just had the AC repaired by Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating and it still runs like a brand new unit up to now.  It’s a big job as they need to bleed the system out and collect the refrigerant, desolder (debrase?) the compressor to change it then braise new one in and refill. But 1k still seems a little steep for that. We have stopped working with some other companies because their prices went through the roof and we felt our customers were taken for a ride. Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating been doing it a long time and are very honest. My office building where we were quoted $10k to replace most of the outside unit, had Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating give a second opinion, turned out it was a $300 clogged pipe issue. At home just a few weeks ago Action Air came out and charged me almost $600 to do five minutes of leak detection and 55 minutes of trying to convince me why I’d be better off replacing my entire R22 system for $6500. I had forgotten to call Morehart Air Conditioning and Heating since I hadn’t needed him for a few years. They ultimately quoted $2000 plus labor to just replace the evaporater coil, would need several hundred more in R22, he was able to do the whole job for $1400. Would have saved a few hundred more if I had remembered to call him first.

Air Conditioner Repair

I run the AC all summer long. Temps get to be in high 90s to say under 105 or so. House is 2 stories, so it gets especially hot upstairs. About this time of year, I’m not feeling the need to run the AC… it’s only around 85-89 degrees or so, and I can open the window and be okay. But maybe starting sometime in May through late Aug/early Sept, I’m using the AC daily starting in the mid-afternoon and overnight, mainly because I have a retired family member at home during the daytime.

At work (it’s like a mix of office and retail, not manufacturing or anything) we have 4 Trane package unit heat pumps, all 5 ton R-410a units and less then 5 years old. One blew a compressor, a second sprung a refrigerant leak at a joint that was caked with flux, and a third both had a bad bearing on the blower and had the tube going to the TXV attached in such a way the loop in it was rubbing against one of the main lines and actually wore a hole clean through the copper. The compressor might just be ‘stuff happens,’ but both leaks were bad workmanship.

 

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Hardware and Industrial Supplies

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Trying to improve your own house can be a very big project. Though there are some who just do small improvement, there are others who are good with their hands and are able to renovate a room or a part of their house. The things that they need are the right tools and supplies for their project. If hardware or industrial supplies are needed, one can check out Reid Supply which has lots of different hardware available for renovation needs or if someone needs to add fans, ducting, airconditioners and even walls and windows. It would really be a big achievement when the project has been finished.

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An Additional Room

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Having an additional family member can be exciting but there should also be some preparations as to where he or she will be staying especially when the baby grows up. It may be possible for some houses to add an additional room. In some cases, an extension is added to the house as long as the property or land allows it. In other cases, the room is added on the second floor if there is a big space from the first floor to the ceiling. It may not be easy to renovate part of the house but with a little imagination and a good architect, it can be done.

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Lovely Over Sized King Quilts

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Decorating your house should not just create a statement but should, at the same time, allow you to lounge and relax. Think, then, of the untapped ability of decorating your personal sanctuary or bedroom to create your desired mood. Your bedroom is where you can calm your senses and emotions to rejuvenate you from a stressful day. This is a perfect place for you to think, feel, meditate and dream. Your bedroom should be an embodiment of equal parts of sophistication, playfulness, comfort, and visual experience that is delectable yet far from precious- stimulating your senses while inviting you to just relax and put your feet up.

Your bedroom’s tones should be refreshing and soothing, totally encapsulating your love for relaxation. Lovely oversized king quilts are a great addition to your bedroom displaying sophisticated style sensibilities that mix with your family’s love for easy living. Quilts amazingly give all possible rich touches, and suggest the strongest flavor to an informal room. Patterns and colors interpret the rich code instantly, pulling the eye from whatever is mediocre in the room.

Comfortable over sized quilts are available in floral or prints that are so beloved in a Country home design. There are also refreshing plain shades of neutrals that are compatible with modern contemporary home design. Quilts can indeed set the tone of your bedroom and the option and styles are endless. Keep in mind that your choice of quilts should follow the general theme of your home and bedroom. Ultimately, find one that will add warmth and exuberance to your place of sanctuary so you can feel very much at home with sophistication.

 

 

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Sleeping in a Cabin

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Taking some time off and going nature tripping can be fun from time to time. The air can be refreshing and the environment relaxing. When evening comes, it’s nice to relax in a cabin or house near the woods or the lake. Sleeping in cabin beds can be so comfortable and waking up to the fresh morning air is something to look forward to. A person can feel more energetic after resting in a place like this.

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Update your Home Accents and Design

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Modern contemporary home design, like comfort and beauty, does not always come in expected and recognizable forms. Scale, rhythm, and proportions are often realized in startling forms. The look of modern contemporary style has smooth and unbroken linear appeal. To foster this, fabrics are usually solid shades or quiet tone-on-tones that are softly textured. To delineate areas for dining, entry or sleeping, rugs are placed to also add a grand touch of art on the floor.

The texture of accents is important to prevent monotony in the modern contemporary home style and so are occasional accent colors in the living room to make an interesting focal point. The textures are supple and sumptuous. If you have a good eye, you can update your home accents and design and add a classy carpeting that takes on radiance from shining mirrors in your modern contemporary conversation area.

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Wonderful Replacement Windows

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Add an interesting focal point to your house with windows that give warmth and stature to any room. You can achieve a smooth, unbroken, and architecturally faithful lines not only in the window but in the look of the whole room as well.

Install state of the art replacement windows Long Island that provide varying design and styles to choose from. These windows send a message of expansion in space, air, and light which are perfect specially for a modern contemporary home design which is the look of uncluttered space. More so, they can improve the heating and cooling of any rooms which help you save much on electricity bills. The best look for your windows if you want to achieve a modern contemporary look is unadorned windows with a color that mimics the wall to keep the eye moving.

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Mattress Sale

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

To relax and lull you to sleep after a stressful day, make your bedroom a place where you can calm your senses and emotions. Paint your walls a soothing color and mix in accessories that can be purchased from mattress sale in equally serene colors and texture. Feel the transformative and psychological powers of updating your bedroom- with just adding accessories in your room and evoke as many moods or themes you want.

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Sleepeezee Beds

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

At the end of the day, we all want to relax in a cool, spare, and harmonious room in our house to take away all our cares. Everyone needs a room or at least a personal breathing space. The bedroom is a place in your house where you and your spouse have the space to rediscover each other, where your children have room to grow, and where you can truly be at home.

A well-planned bedroom can be achieved to make the space a personal sanctuary. Even if the space is limited, you can make the layout rectilinear yet organic, create an act of blurring boundaries, and in a clever twist skirt the use of walls or dividers without sacrificing privacy. Straight lines can serve the room well, adding to the neat, uncluttered feel, without interrupting the flow of light, air, and energy. And to top it all, choose the Sleepeezee beds which is the center of attraction of your bedroom.

Sleepeezee beds can mix your sophisticated style sensibilities with the family’s love for easy living. Its key feature is the luxurious pocketed spring system which contours perfectly to the shape of your body providing independent support for you and your partner to ensure a perfect night’s sleep.  Sleepeezee is a remarkable brand that make quality bed and is regarded with a reputation for craftsmanship, design, quality and innovation. Spruced up in an aptly cool bedroom, you are sure to have your own piece of paradise every time you go to sleep with Sleepeezee beds.  For more information you may visit www.bedstar.co.uk.

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Very Classic and Contemporary

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

When decorating your house, remember to incorporate some of the emblems of the recognized classics of your selected style. If you want to achieve a classic contemporary look for your house, take note that there are specific furniture forms that symbolize the very essence of this home design.

The dominant color of a classic contemporary house is a neutral wheat wherever the eye falls. It makes for a pleasing, monochromatic appeal, broken only by varying shades of earth color. The windows can be covered with hard-edge blinds or wonderful curtains that will either keep out the night or let in the light. The airy curtains permit the entrance of light, but still give privacy and conceal the fading effects of the sun on the heavier fabrics in the room. In addition to this, the sumptuous textures and colors of the curtains can warm up the look of a classic contemporary house which has the tendency to look cold and austere. Curtains can indeed provide style and comfort in many incarnations.

The uncluttered appeal of a classic contemporary bedroom on the other hand is achieved by the clean look of architecturally pristine walls with a stunning bed. The look of the room can be softened by adding fine bedding from Very.co.uk like comforter and a lush throwover that can relax you and lull you to sleep after a stressful day.

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