# Air Conditioning..

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• posted on May 20, 2004, 1:01 am
I am looking into getting airconditiong installed and I am getting a few quotes but I was wondering if anybody can tell me what I should be looking for in a unit.
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• posted on May 20, 2004, 1:22 am
A LOAD calculation is first in writing or they should walk
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• posted on May 20, 2004, 4:49 pm

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• posted on May 20, 2004, 10:09 pm

A load calc, or a Manual J, or T, or N, depending on the situation, is what is needed. Measurements of each room, door, window and wall is taken. Insulation values, and window types are noted. The calculation is computed, and it tells the contractor what total BTU rating is needed for heat, and cooling. The calculation will also tell them how many BTUs are needed for each room, and thus, then the duct calculation can be completed.
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 2:44 am
Calculates how much heating or cooling power you need for your home. Measure the walls, windows, etc. and plug the data into a formula.
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• posted on May 20, 2004, 1:32 am
King wrote:

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• posted on May 20, 2004, 4:50 pm
I did a google and it doesn't tell me what is important to inquire about when shopping.

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• posted on May 21, 2004, 2:45 am
How long in business. Talk to a couple previous customers. See if the tech is polite, or uses crude language.
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 12:41 pm
Crude language? Maybe if you find that offensive you don't want the guy in your house but if the F word makes my repairman happy and he does good work he can say it all day long. I'll even say it with him. my 2 cents cj

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• posted on May 22, 2004, 2:55 am
Sounds like you do what you have to in order to keep your tradesman content. Must work for you? Do what works....
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• posted on May 22, 2004, 3:12 am
Polite is nice , A rip off is lice.
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• posted on May 20, 2004, 1:36 am
King wrote:

try alt.home.repair
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• posted on May 20, 2004, 10:04 am
King wrote:

Don't start by looking at the unit. Start by looking at the contractor.
A good contractor will not sell you junk equipment.
The best equipment not installed properly will never work properly.
Get and check references from any contractor. Make sure they do a formal load calculation and check not only for the total cooling required, but also the ductwork required. Make sure they have workman's comp paid current.
Let them pick the brand of equipment that they know is good and familiar working with.
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26 + 6 = 1 It's Irish Math
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 3:37 am

King, Whenever I antisipate spending a chuck of money, I usually consult "Consumer Reports". Their product reviews point out what to look for as well as what is recommended.
Larry
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 3:43 am
20 May 2004 01:01:29 GMT,

I reposted your question to alt.hvac for you. Those guys are the best!
Love,
Robert L. Bass
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 12:31 pm

Wrong group. It's alt.home.repair you want
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 12:59 pm
Proclaimed on Thu,

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The ac needs to be put in a place in the garden.
Or is yours in your front yard?
Death to the christian jew cop government.
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 1:30 pm
Thanks!!!....
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 2:05 pm
In article

wrong group
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• posted on May 21, 2004, 12:15 pm
Stormin who gives a shit if a tech is "Polite or uses crude language" cons HAVE to be polite or nobody would listen. The last guy that conned me was nice as could be and preached and preached, and preached. With every tough question he preached till I got smart and threw his lian ass out.
Refrences, thats all you need , lots of refrences. And a few bids. If King could get CB he would be lucky cause CB will get it done right the first time.