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November 9th, 2012  Posted at   Uncategorized
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Like any machine essential to your daily life, air conditioners require regular, preventative maintenance. If you don’t want to prematurely replace your unit, tune-ups and inspections make plenty of sense. If these small tasks go ignored you could find yourself with a failing air conditioner. Keeping in mind the average lifespan of an AC unit is around 15 years, it’s especially important to keep a close eye on older systems. With the winter months fast approaching, it’s time to make sure that your AC and heating system is in top shape to keep your home comfortable inside when it gets cold outside. Scheduling a fall tune-up will help check your system for these three major signs that your air conditioning products is on its way out. A home’s HVAC may be losing as much as 30 percent of its conditioned air as a result of faulty or leaky gas ducted heating. The HVAC system contains of a long, branching group of duct pipes that snake throughout a home, hidden behind walls, ceilings and floors, or in the attic, crawlspace or garage. Because the majority of this system is hidden, home owners can have a hard time visually assessing ductwork’s condition. Further, even if the ducts were installed correctly, over time connections can loosen or ducts can incur damage.

As with any product designed to be sold to a mass market, manufacturers have attempted to attract business by supplying their heating and air units with as many special features as they can. Some of these features are superficial and superfluous, while others can make a significant difference in both the price of the unit and its ease of use. One such feature would be ductless air conditioning, which has gotten a lot of praise in certain circles. On the flip side, a feature like a glow in the dark thermostat may be helpful, but it probably won’t be a big factor when it comes down to it. A healthy, efficient ductwork system relies on a balanced supply of air sent into the home, along with a healthy amount of return air that moves back into the HVAC equipment. The return air portion of ductwork is particularly prone to problems such as a lack of adequate return grilles, and the HVAC system is prone to leakage too. Proper inspection will identify the root of ductwork problems. There must be an equal amount of return air to support the supply air ducts. For every 1 ton of air conditioning capacity there must be 400 cubic feet per minute of air volume available in both return air duct and supply air. So for example, a three ton air conditioning units will need 1200 CFM of duct duct work in both supply and return air ducts.

April 3rd, 2012  Posted at   Uncategorized
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Nowadays Balustrades provide your home the security along with style with its latest designs available in various forms such as Iron, Glass and Stainless Steel. Each form of the balustrade has itsown importance. ASG Balustrades provides each type of balustrades withappropriate guidance to maintain it for a longer time. Below are some types of balustrades which can provide you the details and help in choosing better one for you.

1. Glass Balustrades: -Glass is a symbol of calm, transparency and cleanliness. It is nowadays used in many offices for the purpose of decoration. This glass is mainly used for the inside balustrades which help in maintaining the house in more fashionable way. These glasses can be made more attractive with the help of adding colours and modifying its surface. The glasses for the balustrades are made with special care that it does not break easily and  it is equally important that these glasses should be kept clean enough so that it can give good impression.

2. Iron Balustrades: – Iron rails are considered as quite durable therefore they are especially used for construction purpose. However, due to the advent of technological advancement its role is not limited as the raw material for construction but it is also used to build outside balustrades which are not durable but also provides aesthetic exposure. This iron can easily moulded and coloured and given artistic finishing.

3. Stainless Steel balustrades: – These types of balustrades are useful for both indoor and outdoor environment because it is not only durable but also looks beautiful because of its glittering look. Therefore it is used for making stainless steel chairs, couch and other furniture. But the main usage of stainless steel rails can be largely found in offices. It is also suggested that the type of steel balustrades disclose your personality and family. That’s why it is essential to consult professional balustrades providing who can provide you with expert knowledge in designing rails.

April 3rd, 2012  Posted at   Uncategorized
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Nowadays, Balustrade is trend to be a decoration both indoor and outdoor rather than just a facility of stairs or decks. Although the unavoidable fact that, people are looking for modern materials or new designed balustrades, we could not ignore the safety issues. As the balustrades are always found on the balcony, indoor and outdoor stairs, as well as decks. The original functions of balustrade is to protect people from falling down the paths they are walking on.

So, it is important that owners and occupiers of all types of buildings conduct regular checks on balustrades and railings in their premises to ensure they meet building code requirements and are safe to use.

There are couples of potential hazards exist:

1. Children may get their heads, arms or legs caught in the space between balustrade openings.

2. Babies and kids may fall through openings if the gaps are too wide.

3. Children may fall off the balcony or stairs if they are able to climb over the balcony or stairs baluster.

Before selecting correct companies, you have to look up the Australian Standard.

1. Balustrades must be at least 1 meter high.

2.Any openings in the balustrade should not allow a 12.5cm sphere (round ball) to pass through.

3.Where the balcony or deck is more than 4 meters above a surface below, the barrier must not in corporate horizontal or near horizontal (climbing) elements between 15cm and 76 cm above the floor surface.

The most important thing is to select a qualified company, rather than the judgements on prices only.

May 25th, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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