Room Air Conditioners

Posted on May 2, 2023 By

This Blog was posted by Smithson Valley Services Air Conditioning. We serve the Texas Hill Country, including Blanco | Bulverde | Canyon Lake | Fisher | Kendalia | New Braunfels | North San Antonio | Sattler | Sisterdale | Smithson Valley | Spring Branch | Startzville

Room Air Conditioners

Room air conditioners vary from central room air conditioners because they are not intended to cool a complete home. Instead, they’re meant to cool a room in the summertime, sometimes one or two rooms. Nevertheless, they operate like a central air conditioning unit. A compressor sends refrigerant through coils, and as air passes over them, it cools the air, with any moisture from the method being drained outside. Room air conditioner units are more acceptable for smaller houses, homes in a reasonably temperate climate, or maybe the ones that are only exposed to daylight on the part of the home. The advantage of room air-conditioner units over central air-conditioning units is they are far cheaper and use less power. Generally, room air conditioners sit in a window and exhaust the warm air outside. More on this webpage

Once cooler weather arrives, the unit can be removed and stored, or you do have the option of permanent installation with some room air conditioner models. Room air conditioner units come in a selection of sizes and shapes to suit the scale of your window and the room you would like to cool. The cooling capacity of room air conditioners is measured in English Thermal Units an hour ( BTU / hour ). What size air conditioner you need for a room generally depends on the size and one or two other variables. To get the floor area of a selected room, multiply the length by the width in either meters or feet. As well as the area of a room, there are one or two other things to consider. Easily shaded rooms need less cooling capacity. When placing room air conditioners in a heavily shaded room, the necessary BTU capacity can be reduced by ten percent. When placing room air conditioners in a room with heavy exposure to daylight, the necessary BTU capacity should be increased by ten percent In a household where more than two or more occupy the room the air conditioners are in, increase the BTU capacity by six hundred BTUs for everybody. When placing room air conditioners in a kitchen, increase the BTU capacity by four thousand BTUs. The latest room air conditioners use high-potency compressors, fan motors, and heat transfer surfaces to transfer more heat from the air to the coils, saving energy needed to compact the refrigerant.

When buying room air conditioners, you need to also look for models that feature speed controls for the fan, digital thermostats for more exact temperature control, and programming functionalities for when you would like it to turn off and on.

ENERGY STAR room air conditioners reduce power usage by 10-15% over standard models. Each size and kind of room air conditioner needs to be accepted for the ENERGY STAR label. Please see our tips below for more ways to save energy and operating costs. Room air conditioners use a programmable thermostat. Buying a programmable heater will enable you to mechanically adjust the temperature while you are at work, when you’re sleeping, and while you are on holiday. Reverse the fan in winter to bump warm air down and preserve heat. Watch for the Energy Star Label, as these products use less power and save you money.


Get A Home Electrical Inspection – By a Licensed Electrician – Before You Buy Your New Home

Posted on February 13, 2023 By

This Blog was posted for you By Your Electrician in San Antonio – Good Electric

Get A Home Electrical Inspection – By a Licensed Electrician – Before You Buy Your New Home

If you’re in the process of purchasing a home and want to do things right, you should have a licensed electrician perform a home electrical inspection before you think about buying. This way, you can get an idea of any electrical problems and even estimates what it would cost to have them fixed.

When we go out house shopping, we don’t often think about hiring an electrician to come and inspect a home for us before we purchase it. But it is highly recommended and will help save you money in the long run. It’s good advice to hire a home inspector for a general home inspection and a licensed electrician for a home electrical inspection to come and look over the home and check for any wiring defects or problems. These people are skilled at spotting any issues that may cause trouble after your purchase. More on this website

Get a Home Electrical Inspection

The home inspector will check the home for all general problems that may need replacement or repair. A home inspector will also check the electricity to see whether it will pass inspection. If a home has old wiring that could be dangerous and needs upgrading, the home inspector will most likely fail the home’s electricity. At this point, you’ll need a licensed electrician to address any electrical problems that the home inspector failed to address.

Another way to look at it is a home inspector does a general inspection of the entire house, and an electrician, when performing a home electrical inspection, does a detailed inspection of everything electrical.

Nowadays, when you buy a home, some mortgage companies request that you have a home inspector come out and do an inspection on the property. The wiring is a significant part of the home and its operation, so hiring a licensed electrician to diagnose potential issues is essential. When you purchase a home, the last thing you want to worry about is expensive electrical “surprises.” It is always good to know everything upfront so you know what you are dealing with before you buy the home.

During a home electrical inspection, an electrician will offer solutions to your problems and help you to make an informed decision about the home. Once moved in, the receptacles and switches for the home should be replaced to ensure safety. This is an excellent way to stop electrical problems before they happen. Also, have your light fixtures checked – it’s common in older homes to have overloaded circuits that will crack insulation on wires.

If you have old light fixtures, replace them one at a time. Doing all these things will help ensure that you have a safer home for you and your family. In addition to a home inspector, hiring an electrician for a home electrical inspection – to inspect and correct electrical problems in the home – is a good investment and money well spent.


Residential Pest Control – Wasps

Posted on October 4, 2022 By

This Blog was posted for you By Your Pest Control San Antonio – Jenkins Pest and Lawn

Residential Pest Control – Wasps

Ants and wasps only become active in March and usually die off by October. However, mild winter conditions can result in wasps being active up to November.

The wasp’s nest can be found anywhere but predominantly in roof spaces (behind facia boards) and outhouses. You might also find nests in a wall cavity or any other crack and crevice in the structure of a building.

The Queen Wasp usually comes out of hibernation in March and begins laying eggs. Worker Wasps hatch and their task is to feed the Queen (who never leaves the nest) and develop the nest itself. This they do rapidly making room for many more workers and the nest often becomes the size of a football or larger.

Our Pest Control company once dealt with a nest built on the back of a dormant boiler house door. It measured 4′ x 2′ and bellied out a further 18″.

Wasps are quite dangerous when attacked or threatened, as they sting rapidly and repeatedly. Great tales of daring, as told to us by men who were brave to the point of being reckless, are proof positive that the garden hose will not work, and attempting to burn them out with petroleum-based products is most unwise!!!

If you discover a wasps nest in March, April, or even May, the chances are that it will be no bigger than a tennis ball. Do not, however, allow the apparent size of it to fool you into believing that there are only a handful of wasps in residence. Quite a substantial number can live quite happily in a tiny space. A medium to large nest can accommodate up to 25,000 wasps! Unlike Bees, wasps do not swarm, and a new nest is produced each year.

If the wasp is under threat, its most pressing priority is to protect its Queen. Therefore, they will attack. Also, wasps not in the nest at the time of threat will never be too far away and can sense this threat. Therefore, you will not only be dealing with the nest but also have to cope with wasps returning to it from behind you.

Our Pest Control company has used three different types of treatment for wasps. Of the three we prefer to use a Dusting Powder which, because of its composition, can reach areas that might otherwise be inaccessible.

A short mention on Bees. Bees are a protected species in some areas. Therefore, pest control operatives are not entitled to kill them.

Bees differ from wasps by color. The wasp has a yellow and black abdomen while the bee is darker, almost dark brown.

Bees tend to swarm so they are easily removed by professional Beekeepers. Such services can be found in Service Directories.