How to Pick a Good Roofer

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Finding the best roofer in your region could be made simple, if you can follow some of the simple guidelines in this article. You may search in the local business directory, search engines, or the social media. You can also get the referrals from your friends and relatives who have had prior experience with the roofers. Regardless of the source of data, you need to evaluate certain specific parameters which will help you pick a good roofer.

The best suggested methods are direct interaction with the roofer and his existing clients in your local region. You have to ensure the immediate availability of the roofer and his team on emergency call in the post installation period. An established company with license, insurance, and trained staffs can be reliable due to their experience and the local presence for the past years/decades.

Roofer Assessment

The local roofer website provider gives you insights into their quality, reliability, and safety parameters. Quality is a measurable value which depends on the materials, workforce and the methods of installation.

Material Selection

A reputed roofer provides the material specifications in his website clearly. Technical details about the asphalt, metal, membranes, cants, base flashings, joints, roof decks, curbs, rails and supporting elements give you the idea about their durability and criteria. Look for ASTM and EPA certifications in the material specifications. The certified materials may cost relatively more, but they are feasible and durable for many decades. The maintenance costs are also lower. Non-standard materials may be cheaper in price. But their durability and safety factors are very low. The cost of frequent repairs and replacements will be much higher than the initial investment you make on higher quality materials. Make sure the roofer provides the material warranty sheets along with the quote.

Reliability

Reliability of a roofer depends on his industry experience and the client base. Expertise in handling the vast range of asphalt and metal roofing types for residential and commercial constructions is a plus point.

Safety

Safety is the primary criterion for the selection of a good roofer. He should have the working license from the state and the local government authorities. Licensing establishes the trustworthiness the conformance to the legal, structural and environmental standards and regulations. Choosing a roofer with no license can be risky for you as a homeowner.

Insurance is the other safety factor which you should consider carefully. General liability coverage for the damages and the employee safety insurance can protect you from having to pay for the roofers’ faults during the installation time. The roofer shall also specify the home owner’s payables for the insurance in the quote. It is a legal requirement which he must follow with no exceptions.

A good roofer shall provide all the safety gears and equipment to the employees during the installation procedures. They help in protecting the employees from injuries and the structures from damages. Make sure the roofer follows the OSHA guidelines to keep you out of any legal problems.

Installation Methods

The ASTM-D3462 standards for the asphalt shingles roofing specifies the material and methods to be used to ensure durable structures. The performance parameters are related to the roof assembly, structural profile, ply system, insulation, concrete/wooden deck, and the base sheet. The roofer should provide the complete specifications about the dimension, material types, assembly methods, and the performance details about the structure.

Drawings

A good roofer provides you with the detailed drawing of the proposed roofing design and construction. Draining edges, gutters, snow shedding structures, parapet wall, supported decks, termination bars, and divider curbs, etc. The design about the laying of the shingles shall contain details about the type of adhesives, nails, fasteners, and the other structural elements.

Site Inspection

The roofer shall inspect the installation site and analyze the existing roof (for replacements) and the supporting structures. If the installation is new, he shall consider the parameters related to the impact of the dynamic and static load on the roofing materials as the first criterion. The other criteria could be the climatic conditions (average maximum and minimum temperature, heat and humidity level, rain and stormy weather, wind and hail speed, snowfall, etc).

After the analysis, he prepares the detailed document consisting of the drawing, material and part specifications, proposed construction method, safety and durability factors, etc. This document shall conform to all the aspects of ASTM, and the local government’s legal guidelines accurately. .

Quote Submission

A good roofer shall give you the quote with all the above specified details with the material cost, service charges, VAT (wherever applicable), insurance deductibles, and the related costs. The tolerance for any unexpected additions or deductions will be within +/- 5% to +/- 10% range which he shall specify. If the quote contains any hidden costs, it could mean large scale escalation in the costs at the project end.

It is better to sit with the roofer and discuss about the costing after you get 3 to 4 similar quotes from the other service providers. One-to-ne interaction will help you understand the quality and customer commitment levels of the roofer better than any other method.

Clientele Interaction

You can have one-to-one interaction with the existing clients of the roofer. Ask him for the local referrals with whom you can speak over phone or have a face-to-face meeting whenever possible. You can also request the clients for permission to visit their home if they agree. It is a way of making new friends and getting to know the service quality of the roofer. It is also the best method of assessing the roofer directly without any options for confusions.

Online Client Testimonials

If client interaction is not possible, you can read the online client testimonials on the social media and the review pages. They give you the basic information about the service quality and the reliability of the roofer to a considerable extent.  It would be better, if you can engage with the clients in the social media through chat. It helps in filtering out the self-promotional testimonials posted by the roofer.

 

 

 

 

 

In Floor Heating Systems Hot Water are most efficient?

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The efficiency of the heating system depends on the fixed and variable parameters of the components and equipment in its design. The core element is the residential  boiler which heats the water. The supporting elements are the storage tank, system control, supply pipelines, valves, PEX tubing, and the return pipes. Every device plays its part in increasing the design and functional efficiency of the system.

Loss Control

Loss control is one of the key elements that contribute to the increased efficiency of the system. In the modern network it is achieved at various stages from the boiler till the PEX tubing. Insulation, heat diversion, and heat conservation are the three main methods to control the loss.

Insulation

The insulation materials used in the boiler systems are fiberglass, mineral wool, PU foams, or EPS. They reduce the heat loss to the minimum within the boiler. The R-values of these materials range from 2.8 to 3.8 which are stated to be ideal for preserving the heat. The non-flammable property of these materials makes them highly safe to be used at high temperature zones.

Heat Diversion

In spite of the good insulation, the probability of heat loss still persists in the heating system. Modern boilers use heat trapping and diverting controls which transfer the latent heat loss into the inlet. The best method of utilizing this heat is to install a pre-heating system before the main exchanger. The secondary exchanger can heat the cold water as it enters through the inlet and travels to the main exchanger. It helps in reducing the temperature required to heat the water further and conserves energy.

Heat Conservation

Heat conservation components are installed into the storage tanks, PEX tubes, and within the heater. Specially insulated tanks can preserve the heat for a long time. PEX tubes can preserve heat by controlling the water flow rate. The radiant heating system emits the heat within a specific frequency range. By fine tuning it to preserve the heat when the temperature is ambient, it is possible to prevent the loss of heat. It is done with the help of turn on/off systems at the rooms. The system could be manual or automated which uses sensors to detect the presence of people, room temperature, and the external environment conditions.

Fuel Efficiency

The aim of in floor system is not only to save on energy consumption, but also to utilize the fuel for maximum heating within every cycle. The flow rate and the water pressure play important roles in improving the consumption efficiency.

Highly advanced in floor heating systems can accelerate/decelerate the flow rate according to the internal temperature within each room. They can sense the flow of heat radiation from the in-house objects and the hot spot variation. They can slow the flow rate when the heating requirement is more. By using this technique it is possible to generate more heat without necessarily having to increase the temperature.

The average heating requirement is more during cold seasons. The energy consumption rate also increases due to the external climatic conditions. Radiant floor heating system is efficient as it doesn’t heat the air directly. The thermodynamic radiation (similar to the sun’s rays) penetrates the objects and heats them directly. Hence the air temperature variation makes no difference to its working.

The average heating capacity of the Hydronic (water) system is at least 1.5 times higher than the conventional forced-air heating system. Automated sensors ensure turning on the burner only when the temperature of the outlet water drops below the standard value.

Heating Cycle and Volume

The In-house hot water heating system is scalable in its design. It is due to the hydraulic property of the water due to the flow field it creates. The thermal radiation propagated by the water can be much more than the temperature at which it flows through the PEX pipes.

The frequency of radiation can cause vibrations at specific frequency within the objects in the rooms. Since there is no transmission loss of heat, the vibration can reach the peak level within the shortest time. Hence, the room temperature becomes ambient during the coldest seasons also.

The rate of heat retention within the rooms increases when you use the right kind of insulation to cover the walls and ceilings. Hence, the required frequency of heating is always at the optimum levels.

Hardware Efficiency

The hardware used in the heating system consists of the boiler, pipes, radiant panels, valves, fuel supply units, fuel container, water storage tank, safety devices, etc. The in house heating systems use highly efficient devices and components that are durable and work without any breakdown for many decades. They are highly flexible in design and efficient in performance.

The system can heat any type of floor including the hardwood, tiles, concrete, laminated floor, and the other types with the same efficiency during all the seasons. Control over humidity is the key benefit of the in-floor heating system. It can eliminate most of the bacteria and the germs in the thickly carpeted and densely decorated rooms also. Hence, your family can enjoy hygienic and pure air circulation within the living spaces.

The average distance between the boiler and the radiant panels within each room is important parameter which determines the heating volume requirement. If the boiler is in the basement and the panels are in the second floor, the requirement will be naturally more.

The efficiency of the in floor hot water heating systems have a plus point when it comes to heating volume and frequency. The highly efficient piping system and the pressure pumps can push the water circulation much faster than the conventional air pressure systems. Many of them use Glycol as one of the additives to preserve the water temperature as it flows from the source to the target points.

Maintenance Needs

The average maintenance needs of the in floor heating systems are very low compared to the conventional systems due to the installation of flexible hardware parts and devices. Regular cleaning and lubrication can enhance the lifespan of the system for many decades.
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Rules for Playing 8 Ball


The game of 8-ball is played with a cue ball and 15 object balls. The cue ball is generally white in color. You hit the ball with the pool cue stick. The object ball is the one which you aim to hit with the cue ball. 7 of the object balls are solid (1-7), 7 are striped (9-15) and the 8-ball (8) is black in color. The other balls are yellow (1&9), purple (4&12), green (6&14), blue (2&10), orange (5&13), maroon (7&15) and red (3&11).   The sequence of pocketing starts from solid balls and then moves to striped balls. You have to pocket the 8-ball at the end before your opponent(s). The table dimension is 9’ X 4.5’ or 7’ X 3.5’ according to APA/CPA standards.

Placement – The Rack

A triangular rack is used to place the object balls at the center of the table. The black 8 ball should always be at the center of the triangle. The bottom row is made of ball numbers 11, 2, 13, 4 and 5. Second row consists of ball numbers 8, 10, 3 and 14. Third row consists of ball numbers 15, 8 and 1. The fourth row consists of ball numbers 7 and 12. The last object ball is placed at the top. The rack is always placed on the section behind the table foot-string. You can place the cue ball on the head spot of the head string while breaking. The line between the center pockets of the table is the center string and its mid spot is the center spot.

Ball Selection and Play – Single and Multi Players

  • Ball Selection: You can play the 8-ball game in singles or in group. You can choose the first 7 solid balls or the next 7 striped balls as your object balls. Your opponents will get the second set of balls. You need to break the triangle with the first hit using the cue ball. Generally the game controller will decide that based on a coin toss.
  • Legal Break: You must either pocket one of the object balls or make four of the object balls touch the rail. Otherwise it may be called a foul and referee can re-arrange the balls in the rack. The next chance of breaking will go to your opponent.
  • Game Continuation: You may continue to hit the chosen object balls with the cue ball and the pool cue as long you pocket them. Once you miss the pocket or commit a foul, the turn goes to the opponent. If you manage to pocket all your object balls and the 8-ball (black) before your opponent, you will be declared as the winner. If you manage to pocket the 8-ball (black) on the break, you will be declared as the winner immediately. If you end up pocketing your opponent’s object ball, you will lose your turn to continue and the opponent will get the point and the option to play next.

Basic Rules of 8 Ball

  • Cue Ball Scratch: If you pocket the cue ball on break, it is considered as scratch. Then the playing turn goes to the opponent. Scratch can also occur when you directly hit the opponent’s object ball with the cue ball. Your opponent can place the cue ball on the table at any position of his choice.
  • Cue Ball Rise: You may hit the cue ball at an elevated angle to make it rise up from the table bed and cross over an obstructing opponent’s ball to hit your object ball. The ferrule of your pool cue should not touch the cue ball and it should not hit the opponent’s object ball directly. The cue ball should not fall into the pocket or fly off the table. The hitting position should not be below the center.
  • Cue Ball Hit: The cue stick should contact the cue ball only once during a hit (not before and not after).
  • Frozen Ball Hit: You can hit a frozen ball (usually to the rail) with the cue ball to move it from that position. In this process, either the frozen object should ball should touch the other rail or the cue ball should touch any of the rails. Failing to do so would result in a foul. If the cue ball hits the rails simultaneously (with the object ball) or before, it is also considered to be foul.
  • Locked Ball Placement: In some situations, two or more object balls may be locked with each other. If a ball is positioned over the other balls, the referee has the right to place that ball without making it go into the pocket. This happens when the balls are locked nearer to the pocket or somewhere near the jaw region.
  • Missing the Rail: Either the cue ball or any of your object balls should touch the rail after you make a hit. The other option is to pocket any of your object balls. Failing to do so is considered as a foul. The next turn of play will go to the opponent.
  • Shot Playing Time: You should complete the shot within one minute of the allocated time. Otherwise the next chance to hit goes to your opponent by default.

Basic Rules – Foul Types

There are three categories of fouls in the 8 ball pool game. The first category is the standard set of fouls. The second is the loss of frame fouls. The third one is the non standard.

  • Standard Fouls: Hitting the object ball directly with the pool cue. Premature shot before the balls have come to resting position from the previous shot. Failing to move away from the table after your hit is complete (within 10 seconds) are some of the standard fouls.
  • Loss of Frame: Premature pocketing of the 8-ball (black-except in the initial break), disturbing the opponent and simultaneous pocketing of the 8-ball and object ball with single shot are some of the fouls.
  • Non Standard Fouls: Failure to break and pocketing the cue ball are some of non standard fouls.

The Penalties for all the fouls shall be according to the rule book of the American Pool-Players Association.

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Why Must Auxbeam Headlights Be a Motorcyclist’s Choice?

As a motorcyclist, you are destined to some challenges. You are prone to accidents or injury which can be fatal if these are not overcome. While riding on your motorbike, you need to see well the weather conditions and other motorists that come in and out of your way. You will also be surprised how these issues, specifically the latter can make a vast number of motorcycle related accidents every year. Fortunately, nowadays these are easy to fix. Just use auxbeam headlights for the ride.

Best Car Headlights?


You need to consider your headlights, brake lights and indicators when running your motorcycle for optimum driving. All of these play a major role to your ability to ride a motorcycle and when other motorists spot you. You also need to see the road well at night. And you can do these if you use auxbeam headlights.
As with other products, motorcycles are designed to suit a price, which normally means that OEM headlights and bulbs are simply adequate to pass the minimal standards set out by the law. As a result, the bikes don’t deliver the required performance that an owner can expect with the vehicle.
The most noticeable culprit is the standard motorcycle headlight bulbs. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of conversions and upgrades available on the market these days. From long life headlights to those filled with xenon gas, nearly all market bulbs can provide some degree of improvement over their OEM counterparts. Top of the range products are auxbeam headlights, which offer 100% more conventional bulbs, and are relatively cheaper than other brands. It’s a small price to pay for nighttime vision and peace of mind.
During daytime, motorcycle indicators are often difficult to see for other road users. They are positioned in such a way with combined low power bulbs and thick plastic lens. Fortunately, LED indicators had come a long way from when they were introduced over a decade ago. They can be brighter and easier to fit than it did before. There are also indicators that don’t require you to alter the actual indicator assembly. For some, they are slot just right in place of the original bulbs. They are reasonably priced, are extremely bright and will lasta lifetime.
There are also LED brake lights and sidelights offered for sale which is much brighter than regular bulbs. These also come less inexpensive for every motorcyclist to afford. You just have to choose them thoroughly and carefully, so you get the best-desired headlights for your motorcycle.
Certainly, upgrading your bulbs are not the only way to make your motorcycle visible to other road users. You can also wear reflective equipment and bright clothing to be seen on the road. Although complete new sets of bulbs can cost you a lot, they tend to prolong the lifespan of your headlights. Choose auxbeam headlights to ensure safety along the road. You can then drive carefully as you go the busy and narrow streets of your area.

7 tips to make Parallel parking easy

How to Parallel Park

 


 

Driving will require you to do things in a multitasking way. Thus, this requires you to have the different skills you must master right before you will have your license and be allowed to use the public road. This is to provide safety for all the drivers like you, a single car or a single driver may cause a lot of chaos in the road when things gone wrong and that driver does not know what to do, Now, you will learn one of the most common driving skill, and this is to do the parallel parking.

Parallel Parking is one of the many parking methods of your vehicle and that is to have it aligned in a parallel form with the road at the same time with the other vehicles you may share the road with. The very key to this is the distance away from the other cars in front and at the back of your vehicles. Here are the easy steps of the procedure on how you must do it. One of the best things to do is to get a  professional calgary driving School instruction.

  1. Before you get your engine started, you must put in mind the two tires at the back of your car, this is for you to make sure that the tires at the back end will be perfectly inclined at the back end of the cone or cone that is located next to you right before closing.
  2. Then, when you appear slowly in the parking area that has a 2 spaced out cones or cars, you must remember to turn on your chosen signal in where your blind spot is, and that will give the driver behind you the caution that you are taking the said blind spot.
  3. The next thing that you must do is to match the car or the cone with yourself, have your attention with the side mirror for you to see the rear and make sure that your end tires are matching the other car’s back end tires or if it is matching the cone.
  4. Have your car on its reverse mode. And this is through having your foot at the brake all the time and have your car shift for 40 to 45 degrees as slow as you can, making sure that everything is done properly.
  5. Now, have your full attention at the side mirror pulling in your car all its way back as slow as you can making sure that you are not hitting your car’s rear.
  6. Then, you may now put your car on its driving mode and also, remember to put your foot again at the brakes at all times in every shifting of modes and that will make you get things done slowly.
  7. When it is time for you to get off with the parallel parking, make sure that you are always light your chosen signal so that you will catch the attention of the drivers that are following you, making things clear and to give you way.

So here you go! By following these steps, you can finally parallel park your car. Just determine if the spot if it is large enough for your car and surely you’ll get in the line.

 

 

Shower Heads Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for when purchasing shower heads?

Few home appliances get more daily use and attention than your kitchen, shower heads. Therefore, choose a shower head you can depend on for years of trouble-free service, plus styling that complements your home decor. Make sure your new faucet meets the following standards:

Well-engineered operational features, including massaging shower heads, water flow control and temperature control

Water and energy saving features such as water-saving aerators and BEST shower head flow control.

Time-saving installation help and advice, including step-by-step illustrated installation instructions.

Are there benefits to having a ergonomically designed shower head?

Some of the world’s most elegant hotels and resort spas, from the Sheraton in San Francisco to the Sonesta Beach Hotel in Curacao to the Renaissance Wailea in Maui, have pleased guests for years with this ergonomically designed shower head. Using the same principle as a jet engine, this showerhead continually sucks in fresh air and infuses it into the water creating a powerful Oxygenating spray of revitalizing oxygen enriched water. The moment you turn it on you realize this is like no other showerhead you’ve ever experienced. It increases the water’s oxygen content up to ten times, helping to purify your shower water, and leaving your skin and hair cleaner than ever before.

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Are massage shower heads safe for little kids?

The pressure from a massaging shower head is safe for anyone. You should, however, never leave small children unattended in the shower or bath.

 

Flowers For Emotional Well being

 

How flowers help emotionally?

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From the early times, medical concepts have helped in discovering the best and the most amazing properties of flowers that have helped in many therapeutic ways. Flowers are the best ways to banish your bad mood and it helps in bringing blossom to your life. There are tons of health benefits of flowers and other than that, flowers are helpful in treating you emotionally and cooling down the mental level of your mood. You don’t need to wait until your loved ones bring you a bouquet of flowers and provide you floral flair. There are so many health benefits and it has been proven by many scientists as well. Need flower delivery  in edmonton ,helpful in boosting the emotional morale of any person and it helps in making you feel happy from inside. So, there are many benefits of having flowers around and they are:

  • Flowers are helpful in feeding your sympathy: it has been proven by many researchers by top most scientists that if you live around fresh cut flowers for less than a week, you can develop a feeling of compassion, sympathy and care for others. This can work wonders for a person having bad mental level as those flowers help him calm down properly.
  • Flowers help in eradicate anxiety and your worries: it has been proven that people living around flowers get the feeling of being free from all the kinds of negative vibes and anxieties that can bring the morale down. They feel more encouraged and they become less concerned about things. Living with flowers only for few days can bring the positive feeling around you. It is also advisable to have flowers in your kitchen, dining halls or drawing room as these are the areas where you spend most of your day. It helps you get rid of morning sickness, mood swings, bad behavior, negative issues and discouragement.
  • It helps in boosting energy: flowers are the perfect epitome of liveliness and high power. They add a source of energy within you and you get to enjoy life more closely. You can get rid of your dull mood just by being around flowers for a couple of days. Having flowers Calgary  at your working desk can create a positive and energetic effect on you while you work and you enjoy your work rather than hating it. Make sure you fill your room with fresh and colorful flowers to have the impact last longer.
  • You become full of enthusiasm and happiness: It happens every now and then that you start getting bored of your monotonous life, be it home or your office. You can get emotionally weak and dull and that’s the time where these flowers help you in adding the pinch of enthusiasm and happiness in your life. Stay surrounded by fresh flowers as much as possible.
  • It helps you recover soon: Flowers help you get well soon and that is the reason they are often given to patients admitted at the hospitals or those who are sick so that they can feel good and fresh.

 

Great Tips to Organize a closet

Ten tips to help you organise your closet

 

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Do you own a large custom closet? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could properly fit all of your things in a neat manner inside of your large closet space? If you have always struggled with organising your closet space, you do not have to struggle any longer! Your closer can be perfectly organised if you just follow a few simple tips, and this article can help you with that. From using closet organizers to colour coding your closet space, here are some ten great tips to help you organise your closet space.

  1. Use closet organisers

A good idea is to use closets calgary store the different articles of clothing that you have. You can use these closet organisers to keep things neat and in their proper places inside of your closet space.

  1. Colour code your clothes

You can colour code your clothes so you can easily find the right article of clothing that you want to wear. You should, for example, separate blouses and shirts into different colours, this way you always know where to find your specific blouse.

  1. Separate clothing articles

Do not mix all of your clothes into one single drawer or space, instead, try and separate articles of clothing. Your pants and jeans should be in one part of your closet, while your socks and underwear should be in another.

  1. Store shoes in plastic or separate containers

If you want your closet to remain clean, you should store your shoes inside separate containers if you plan on putting them inside your closet.

  1. Throw out or donate any clothes that you do not wear

You probably have a lot of old clothes that you do not wear anymore, and you would be surprised at how free space you would have after if you do. You can even donate your old clothes so that it can be used by someone else.

  1. Put items on different shelf heights

Another neat trick to try out is to put your clothes on different shelf heights. You should put the least used clothes in the lower or upper shelves while putting your most used clothes on the middle shelves.

  1. Stick with using hangers of the same type

Using hangers of the same type makes your closet look neater because it will look more uniform. You should also stick to using high-quality wooden hangers too.

  1. Fold your clothes neatly

Nothing looks more cluttered than unfolded clothes, so you should always try and make sure that the clothes inside of your closet are neatly folded.

  1. You may want to put a light inside your closet

If you have a large closet, you should think about installing a light inside of it. Having a light inside your closet will make it easier to see inside of it.

  1. Add hooks to the doors of your closet

A great way to maximise the space inside of your closet is to use hanger hooks on the inside doors of your closet. You could easily hang your jacket or hats on those hooks.

Furnace replacement tricks

Choose the Right Furnace

 

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HVAC INFO  approved heating & cooling loads are done for the jobs that we estimate for you.  This is so we can properly size the new equipment, after all, your comfort and energy costs are at steak.  If your Calgary furnace needs to be repaired furnace is too big it will turn on heat up your home fast and turn off.  This sounds great but actually your floors, rugs, furniture and other things, like walls do not get a chance to warm completely up and then your home gets hot and cold spots as well as hot and cold rooms.

Air Conditioner repairs

If your air conditioner is too big it will turn on, cool things off fast and leave a cold dampness in your home.  This can be very uncomfortable, it makes you feel “clamy”.  If your duct work is too small for the furnace or air conditioner that is put in then there is another set of problems.  In the heating cycle your furnace can get too hot and cycle on and off on the overtemp limit control, a safety device, instead of cycling on and off by the thermostat as your furnace was designed to do.

Air Conditioner replacement

If your air conditioning is working with duct work too small for the cooling capacities put in, the air conditionin coil in the furnace plenum to freeze up and not allow any cooling.These are problems indeed but our industry has come up with problem solvers like the formulas for heating and cooling demands of a home as well as duct work sizing for good air flow and delivery of heating and cooling to your home.  Every good HVAC company will use an ACCA approved problem solving formulas in some form so they can give their customers what is needed. The Nitty-Gritty of HVAC

What is BTU ?

What is a BTU?  BTU is short for “British Thermal Unit”. The BTU is a way to measure heat.  One BTU is the amount of heat necessary to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree celcius.  There other ways to measure heat like calories but in heating and air conditioning we use the BTU.  So BTU’s can be used to measure a furnace size needed but what gets the heat through the duct work (if you have forced air heating)?  Well the answer to that is a fan, with a motor on it, rated to send a certain amount of air through the heat exchangers of your furnace to get the most heat out so you can get a good heating “efficiency” rating from the furnace.  I

Furnace Rating

n the past some furnace repair calgary were rated only as 60% efficient.  This could be looked at as a car’s miles per gallon.  When you look at it, 6 miles per gallon is awful!  The good new is that there are now standards for efficiency in furnaces and split air conditioning systems that work in favor of the homeowner and their pocket book.  The standard was 80% efficient, hmm, that’s still not great but in some cases there is no choice.  In other cases there is great news!  Furnaces are 95% efficient with variable speed motors and 2 and 3 stage heating capabilities.  Now you’re talkin efficiency!  Anyway, in furnaces today fans are rated in “CFM”‘s  which stands for “cubic feet per minute”.

Air Conditioning rating

If you want to put in split air conditioning then you have to not only measure the space in the house along with the building materials, you also have to know the size of the fan in the forced air furnace that is either there or going to be there, then you have to know the size of the duct work.  For right now we’ll talk about the size of the furnace fan.  To generate one ton of cooling through a system it takes 400 cfm of fan capacity.  So if your furnace repair  is rated for 3 tons of air then it can mininally push 1200 cfm of air through the furnace.  Thats not all, this is where duct work sized comes in!  Then you have to measure static pressure through the system (length of duct work formula) then you have to account for filter, register and elbow pressure.  It is alot and so I say, leave it to the professionals.  Hey, thats us!  Anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to call us and we will do our best to answer in detail.

 

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The Benefits of Chiropractic Doctors

The Benefits of Chiropractic Doctors Chiropractor Doctors are professional health care providers that solely focus on the treatment of any Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal disorders. This emphasizes in the hand manipulation of the spinal cord area wherein most of the pain are verbalized by most people who are experiencing muscle, tendon and ligament pains. The function of chiropractor doctors simply educates their patients If you want a  great Chiropractor see here 

Active Back to Health – Chiropractors Calgary
#302 Chinook Professional Building 6455, 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0K9
Phone:(403) 252-3316