Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nashville Air Conditioner Disposal

It looks as though the hot temperatures are going to be with us for awhile. Will your air conditioner withstand another few months of blasting cool air throughout your home? If not it might be time to make the switch to a new model. You could be in a good position for a purchase like that because most retailers are looking to clear out their “summer” items like air conditioners.

As the industry explains, there are two types of air conditioner systems: split air or package. The split air is often referred to as central air. A big unit will be outside your home pumping in cool air throughout your house. Depending on the sophistication of that unit, you could keep a minimal amount of living “zones” cool while the rest of the house is left alone. Unfortunately, most systems aren’t that sophisticated. In other words, if you cool off one room you have to cool off the whole house which means very high electric bills. With the package air conditioner a small unit is placed in a window or as a mobile unit that can be wheeled from room to room. This is a concentrated effort of circulating cool air.

If you’re in the market for a new AC be on the lookout for an EnergyStar sticker. This will tell you that the model of AC you’re looking at has been designed to meet EPA standards with regard to energy efficiency. Whenever buying a major appliance you should always look for that EnergyStar label. Even if it appears that you’re paying more for that item, you’ll get back plenty of savings in the form of lower electric bills.

A decent air conditioner unit should not only fit the window but also the size of the room. In other words, just because a unit has a lot of power doesn’t mean it’s going to be the best for a small room. What often happens in that case is the room becomes over chilled and the moisture in the air is removed. That’s not a comfortable experience for anyone. A better way to go is get a measurement of the room you want to cool off and let that be your guide. Keep in mind that an air conditioner in your living room isn’t going to be much help for your bedroom. Cool air doesn’t travel up stairs or down hallways. It’s better to have two ACs for two rooms.

When you’re ready to make the switch make sure to give Junk King Nashville a call to handle the removal of your old unit. Getting rid of an AC is definitely a two-man operation. Junk King Nashville will have that manpower and the truck space to accommodate the removal of your AC and any other junk item you want disposed off. It’s the most effective way of clearing your house of unwanted, bulky items.

E Waste Recycling In Nashville

Tennessee has the dubious distinction of being the state with the most active landfills in all the country. In fact, back in 1994 there were only 12 construction waste landfills while today there are 80.  The cost of collecting, processing and hauling solid waste is around $160 a ton. That adds up to $1.4 billion in trash collection costs just for the Nashville area. Clearly, increasing recycling efforts could bring those numbers down but recycling also has another positive impact on the economy: it creates more jobs. That is according to a study conducted by the College of Charleston. They crunched the numbers and found out that if Tennessee could recycle just 4 million tons or half of what goes to the landfills the state could create around 6,000 jobs. That’s a terrific goal to shoot for.

One of the biggest areas where recycling takes the lead is with electronic waste or e-waste. These would be all those things you’ve unplugged and stuffed into a closet or in the garage. Anything that needs electricity to run and isn’t running anymore is considered e-waste. Unlike other kinds of garbage that you can throw out every day, e-waste needs to be properly disposed of. That requires breaking down the components of the item and separating them into specific piles. Setting up a facility like that is where the jobs creation comes into play. This isn’t a “one person” operation.

Right now those types of facilities are up and running around Nashville. All you need to complete the recycling loop is to get your e-waste to those centers. You could take up your time loading up your car with your old computers, TVs or DVD players then driving out to the facilities. A better option would be to hire Junk King Nashville to handle your e-waste disposal.

Junk King Nashville specializes in all kinds of junk removal but e-waste disposal is something they’re really good at. Not only will they handle all the heavy lifting and loading but they’ll know just where to drop off that junk; it’s part of their daily routes. While Junk King is taking away your e-waste they can also cart off more items like furniture, lumber scraps, car parts, appliances or mattresses. Most of those items can also be recycled. If you were doing this on your own you might need to make several trips to several different recycling centers. Once again, Junk King will ride to the rescue. If they have to make six different stops it won’t really matter to you. You’ll only be paying one price based on the amount of space your junk takes up in their truck. Junk King Nashville has just made it easy to get rid of your e-waste. Put them to work today!