Monthly Archives: May 2013

Columbus Ohio Air Conditioner Disposal

Summer is nearly upon us and if last year is any indication it’s going to be another scorcher. Will your old air conditioner be up to the challenge of keeping you cool? If it’s time for a new model then you know just the type of AC unit to swap out. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t rethink you’re cooling scheme.

One of the most popular types of air conditioners is a portable unit that can easily be rolled from room to room. This is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to cool down an entire home where only one or two rooms are being used. A portable AC is great to park by the kitchen when your oven is going full tilt.

As you go shopping for that new air conditioner you want to pay attention to the label when it comes to the refrigerants. What you want to look for is the eco-friendly R410A refrigerant. The other types aren’t illegal but they are being phased out. Don’t get stuck with a polluter!

When it comes to capacity the following is a good guideline to follow:

  • Small room: 5,000 – 6,000 BTU for 100-300 sq. ft.
  • Medium room: 7,000 – 8,200 BTU for 250-550 sq. ft.
  • Large room: 9,800 to 12,500 BTU’s for 350-950 sq. ft. area.

Now that you have all that info, what will you do with that old AC? This is not something you can put out on the curb and hope someone will take it away. In fact, you might not even be able to lift it without help. Junk King Columbus is standing by to provide that help. These are the junk removal specialists who will have no trouble removing your old AC whether that is built into your wall, sitting on your window or is an external unit.

The Junk King Columbus crew will load up your old unit on the back of their truck and make sure it is taken to a certified recycling center. Air conditioners are like fridges and e-waste. They have to be taken apart and drained of harmful chemicals. Don’t worry about that getting done right. With Junk King on the job, they’ll get it done right every time.

As long as Junk King is taking away your AC, why not put them to work removing the rest of your unwanted junk. If it’s easy for the Junk King Columbus crew to take out that AC then removing old furniture, large appliances, boxes of trash and any other bulky item won’t be a problem. Call Junk King today and cool down in a home free of junk.

Furniture Donations Pickup in Columbus

It’s the end of the school year at Ohio State University and that means it’s time for Dump & Run. This is the tenth year when students who are heading home for the summer drop off all the stuff they don’t want to take with them. All these items are sorted and put into storage. Then the new students who show up in the fall have a chance to furnish their dorm rooms at a deep discount. The money the students raise for the re-sale will go to a local area food bank. That’s a classic win/win for everybody.

The university organization Students for Recycling promotes and runs it at Ohio State. “We estimate we probably divert 2 to 4 tons of material from landfills, whether it’s furniture, clothing or other stuff,” said Tricia Evans, president of the group. “It’s kind of cool.”

The common items that end up in the Dump & Run bins are futons, end tables, area rugs and lamps, irons, slow cookers and old-fashioned box TVs. Most of the high-end flat screens are taken back home. Students can also donate any unopened leftover food stuff.

“Six university-owned Greek houses received Dump & Run bins this year for the first time. Students for Recycling also are scheduled to sweep through the off-campus neighborhoods in a rented truck on July 20 to pick up donated couches and other larger furnishings, Swanger said. “Ohio State is known as a green campus. Recycling is easy here.”

That’s good news for the campus and for the rest of Ohio. Anytime you can keep something from being dumped into a landfill we all benefit. It’s that eco-friendly philosophy that has been embraced by Junk King Columbus. These are the junk removal specialists who happily haul away anything you want to get out of your home. If you’re eager to toss out big pieces of furniture like sofas, love seats or tables, Junk King will always try to reuse and recycle items when possible. They’ll also try and make sure pieces end up with local charities that refurbish and the re-sell the items just like those college kids. Don’t be embarrassed if your sofa is stained or there is a leg missing from a dresser. The charities can clean and fix whatever is donated. This is also a wonderful way to provide jobs and skills training for those in need.

You also don’t have to worry about carrying your furniture out to the curb like with many other types of companies. The Junk King Columbus crew will go into any room, down any basement stair or up any attic ladder to remove those items. You’ll be clearing your house of clutter and hopefully helping someone else along the way. It’s another win/win all around!