Air Conditioner Systems

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Air Conditioners

Beat The Summer Heat – What Size A/C Should You Buy

What size air conditioner do I need?

A larger air conditioner will not always provide more cooling. It should be sized for the room area. It should operate long enough to remove moisture from the air if properly sized. The moisture removed from the room produces the feeling of cooling. Unfortunately, many people rush to purchase a window air conditioner by buying too large a model.

Too large a unit can provide less cooling than a smaller, appropriately sized unit. This is because its run time is too short with an oversized air conditioner. Consequently, it does not remove enough moisture from the room to produce a feeling of comfort. If you’re A/C seems to cycle off and then back on every few minutes and does a poor job of cooling, it is probably oversized for the room. More on this webpage
Air conditioners are rated in BTUs. British Thermal Units measure how much heat is transferred from the room being cooled to where the heat is dumped out of doors. This is why the cooling coil inside the room is cool to the touch while the part that hangs outside is boiling.

A window air conditioner in the average household room can be as low as 4000 BTU. While 5000, 6000, and 8000 are the most common sizes purchased.

How do I determine what size A/C I need?
Following is a basic sizing chart for calculating the window air conditioner needed for a room. Calculate the room’s size by multiplying the room’s width by the length of the room. Use your room size to determine what BTUs are required to cool that particular room size.

room in sq ft——–room in sq m———-A/C size in BTU’s


Based on a room occupied by two adults, having average insulation, several windows, and sun exposure.

Which is the best room for the placement of an air conditioner?

Wherever it gives the most comfort is where it should be installed. We usually suggest the bedroom if you only have one air conditioner. This is because most people find that if they can sleep comfortably during a hot summer night, their next day’s work will be much easier. Getting through a hot day at work becomes easier when you know you will sleep comfortably that night.

Some people do not like a cool sleeping environment, so they tend to place it in a living or family room. Or some people will place it in the family room because the whole family can sleep there. Get out the sleeping bags and turn them into an adventure for the young. Beats waking up in the morning to find a dog, cat, and four kids in the bed with you.

Also, window air conditioners can be noisy, which may disturb sleep. Others find the fan drone promotes sleep because all the neighborhood noises are drowned out. Some people say the air conditioner works as well as a sleeping pill.

But whichever room you eventually pick, don’t expect the impossible from you’re A/C. It is not meant to cool more than one room or open area. Air conditioners will not cool other rooms. This is because a window air conditioner blower is not very powerful. It is sized to cool one open area, not several interconnected rooms. Therefore, a couple of smaller units may be better for your home than one large unit.

Lastly, remember to secure the air conditioner in the window properly. Once installed, a piece of wood to stop the window from being lifted is a good idea. If you have wooden sills, simply adding a wood screw at the top of the raised window (the one you had to raise to install the A/C) will only take a minute. Otherwise, an intruder could gain access to the house by lifting the window and letting the A/C fallout. This could result in the loss of both your valuables and the air conditioner.

Get The Best Electricians In Town

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Our residential electricians have the job covered for homeowners who are constructing a property from the ground up or remodeling a fixer-upper home. We do jobs right the first time to save our customers money and will ensure that all electrical systems are in working order and up to code. If they are not, we will be sure to replace them. We come ready with our protective gear and tools, allowing us to work efficiently without sacrificing quality.

As a contractor, it is our job to oversee all projects and ensure our customers receive the service they deserve. Customer safety and satisfaction are two of our top priorities, achieved through proper troubleshooting and diagnosis and efficient installation, maintenance, and repairs. More on this website

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San Antonio Pest Control – Rodents – Mice

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San Antonio Pest Control – Rodents – Mice

Do you have a mouse problem in your home? An invasion of mice in your home is no small problem. Mice can pose certain risks to your health. Awareness of mice behavior and risks can help you better understand the proper mouse control methods to rid them of your life for good. In truth, there are some things you can do to help reduce a mouse invasion, but your best bet is always to work with a mouse control expert. Contact our exterminators when you need mouse pest control services. Our network of exterminators is: affordable, reliable, and professional, and we want your work. Getting rid of your mouse problems is our exterminator’s specialty. Eliminate your mouse problem today! Contact us.

Three types of mice typically invade residential homes include: deer mouse gets its name since its coloring is similar to that of a deer (brown body, white underbelly, and feet), grows between 5-8 inches in length, and includes the tail. A house mouse has short hair that is light brown or grayish-black in color, lighter-colored bellies, hairy ears, and tails that grow up to 20 cm in length, which includes the tail. The white-footed mouse is similar in appearance to a deer mouse, has reddish-brown fur, a white underbelly, and feet, and grows between 5 and 8 inches, has a noticeable bi-colored tail, unlike the deer mouse. Deer mice commonly enter homes near agricultural farmland, fields, and forests. These mice are nocturnal and tend to hide during the day, appearing only at night to feed. Preferred foods include nuts, seeds, fruit, and fungi. If you need deer mice elimination, contact our exterminators today.

The house mouse has an inquisitive nature that compels it to forage during the day and night. They will take up residence wherever the food is plentiful and readily available. They are opportunistic eaters, meaning they will eat whatever they can find. For house mouse control, call our exterminators. The white-footed mouse is commonly found in the eastern portion of the United States. However, it can take up residence in just about any portion of your home. Like the deer mouse, the white-footed mouse prefers to come out only at night to avoid predators. You may often hear the white-footed mouse drumming on the walls and other areas of your home with their front paws. For white-footed mice, control contacts us for extermination. Many signs and risks indicate you may have an infestation of mice in your home. Mouse droppings are perhaps the most common sign. Mice drop tiny pellets of poop in various areas, such as cabinets and drawers. Keep an eye out for mice poop. If you should spot any feces, take care not to breathe or handle it with bare hands. Instead, place a mask over your mouth and nose and use gloved hands to clean the mess. Mouse urine is also dangerous to breathe in or handle with bare hands. You can assume that mouse urine is in areas where you find mouse poop. Other signs of an infestation include chewed food, scratching packages, rustling in the walls, or attic squeaking sounds of mice even if you cannot see them, foul odors from feces, urine, or dead mouse spotting. A live or dead mouse infestation can pose numerous risks to you and your home.

The following are just some of the risks you should know: damage to insulation, damage to walls, and damage to wiring, the risk of virus contraction (hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, rat bite fever, leptospirosis). To avoid contracting diseases, contact a mouse control professional at the first sign of an infestation. Eating foods or handling objects infected with fecal deposits and mice urinal discharge could pose significant health hazards. Hiring a mouse control company in is your best method of mouse control; there are a few things you can do to reduce and even prevent a population of mice from taking over your home. For starters, you must ensure your home is as sanitary as possible. Sanitation is one of the most important steps you can take to rid your home of mice. Mice cannot survive long in areas with a limited food supply. Use plastic containers to keep food safe, secure, and inaccessible to rodents. If necessary, place open boxes and packages of food in your fridge rather than in cabinets. Clear out your sink immediately after eating a meal. Never leave plates of food in your sink, as it could attract mice and provide them with a food source. Sweep, mop, and vacuum your floors regularly to remove any bits of food that may have fallen. Eliminate any gaps that provide mice with access to your home. You may find holes where mice have chewed through the walls. One way to prevent mice from gaining entry to your home is to place a piece of steel wool in the hole until you can repair it. Seal off your doorways with weatherstripping to create a nice, tight seal.
Place a variety of mouse traps around your home. Snap traps work to kill mice effectively. You can also use snap traps repeatedly. Glue traps are another option since there is no cleanup. Simply place the glue trap with the mouse in a trash bag. Keep in mind that you can only use a glue trap once. Bait the traps with peanut butter or cheese. Peanut butter is highly recommended because the mouse has to stop and lick the substance. Contact a professional like our exterminators for assistance immediately for the best mouse control results. A professional can help rid your home of rodents for the sanitation and safety of your home and family.