Patching an Old HVAC System
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Patching an Old HVAC System

When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.


Patching an Old HVAC System

Fall Carnival Time: How to Keep All the Rides Going

Mary Gonzalez

Heading into autumn, communities and schools often sponsor carnivals. Included in this pop-up carnival season are several smaller theme park rides. It takes a lot of power to operate a carnival, even for a day. With most fall carnivals lasting two or three days, you have to find a power source to keep the rides running and functional. Generators are a big help, and here is how you can use them for your local fall carnival.

Industrial-Sized Generators to Run the Entire Carnival

Some very large generators can power almost everything in a carnival. Portable, industrial-sized generators, similar to the ones that keep the power going in a hospital, might be advantageous for your power needs. They can provide a lot more power than most of the other generators you can rent or buy, but they are harder to find, rent, and transport. Still, you might only need one or two of these power monsters for the few days your carnival runs.

A Generator for Every Ride

An easier (albeit only slightly less expensive) method of keeping the power going on all of the carnival rides is to connect each ride to its own individual generator. The three benefits of setting up the rides in this fashion are

  • When a ride loses power and its own generator is not working, all the other rides keep going.
  • You can quickly replace any single generator that fails with a new one in about an hour, thereby stalling out a ride for a very short time.
  • The lights at the carnival can have their own generator so that they do not shut off when one or more rides loses power.

Renting several generators for the duration of your fall carnival costs far less than buying one or two of them outright. If you are putting on a school carnival or helping your organization set up a carnival, you can ask parents or members for any generators they have which they would be willing to lend to the event. Then you could cut the rental costs out for several of the generators you would need.

Getting Help with Connecting the Generators

Many generators, especially those powered by gas and propane, need to be vented and electrically connected. Since you will be outdoors, ventilation is a little easier to handle, but an HVAC contractor like Childers Enterprises Inc can still help you divert whatever noxious fumes and gases away from the carnival attendees. The HVAC contractors can also help connect the rides and lights to the generators and make sure the connections are safe before you flip all of those switches to "on".