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

Written by Donald Grummett

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Which isrepparttar best room for placement of an air conditioner?

Wherever it givesrepparttar 142293 most comfort is where it should be installed. If you only have one air conditioner then we usually suggestrepparttar 142294 bedroom. This is because most people find that if they can sleep comfortably during a hot summer night then their next days work will be a lot easier. Getting through a hot day at work becomes a lot easier when you know you will sleep comfortably that night.

Some people do not like a cool sleeping environment so they will tend to place it in a living room or family room. Or some people will place it inrepparttar 142295 family room becauserepparttar 142296 whole family can sleep there. Get outrepparttar 142297 sleeping bags and turn it into an adventure forrepparttar 142298 young ones. Beats waking up inrepparttar 142299 morning to find a dog, cat, and four kids inrepparttar 142300 bed with you.

Also window air conditioner can be noisy, which may disturb sleep. Others findrepparttar 142301 drone ofrepparttar 142302 fan actually promotes sleep because allrepparttar 142303 neighbourhood noises are drowned out. Some people sayrepparttar 142304 air conditioner works as well as a sleeping pill

But whichever room you eventually pick don’t expectrepparttar 142305 impossible from you’re A/C. It is not meant to cool more than one room or one open area. Air conditioners will not cool other rooms? This is becauserepparttar 142306 blower in a window air conditioner is not very powerful. It is sized to cool one open area, not a number of interconnected rooms. Therefore once again a couple of smaller units may be better for your home than one large unit.

Lastly, remember to properly securerepparttar 142307 air conditioner inrepparttar 142308 window. Once installed a piece of wood to stoprepparttar 142309 window from being lifted up is a good idea. If you have wooden sillsrepparttar 142310 simple addition of a wood screw atrepparttar 142311 top ofrepparttar 142312 raised window (the one you had to raise to installrepparttar 142313 A/C) will only take a minute. Otherwise an intruder could gain access torepparttar 142314 house by liftingrepparttar 142315 window and lettingrepparttar 142316 A/C fall out. This could result inrepparttar 142317 loss of both your valuables andrepparttar 142318 air conditioner.

Copyright 2005 by Donald Grummett. All right reserved. Service manager of MG Appliance Repair Services in Ottawa, Canada. In the trade over 30 years as a technician, business owner, and technical trainer. For more information about appliances including FAQ, Stain guide, Recycling, and Newsletter visit

High Profit Real Estate Investing--make A Good Deal Every Time!

Written by Richard Odessey

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The successful investors do deals with low risk. Deals that are so robust that even if almost everything went wrong they'd still come out with a profit.


For example, suppose you have a rental with a positive cashflow. Is your cashflow high enough or your option payment big enough, that even if you had to evict your tenant for non-payment and it took you 2 months to fill it with another cash-paying customer, you'd still come out ahead?

Or, is your investment to value so low that even if you had to offer your buyer a big discount for a quick sale, you'd still walk away fromrepparttar closing table with a fat check?

In real estate things can and usually do go wrong. It's Normal. So, wouldn't you like all your deals to have these kinds of safety margins?


Now, if you knew in advance that your risk was too high, or your cashflow was too low, or your profit overrepparttar 142292 life ofrepparttar 142293 deal wasn't enough, you'd want to think of solutions.

This is what is meant by being a "transaction engineer". Findrepparttar 142294 solution, fixrepparttar 142295 problem, test it onrepparttar 142296 numbers, and then negotiate it intorepparttar 142297 deal.

And if you can't find a solution (but there always is one) orrepparttar 142298 seller won't accept it—NEXT!


I can tell you from real experience, a bad or risky deal is NEVER WORTH DOING—no matter how enticingrepparttar 142299 vision. The personal stress, heartache, and loss of confidence can be even more harmless thanrepparttar 142300 potential financial loss. Inrepparttar 142301 words of an ex-president's wife, if you are faced with doing a bad deal—Just say No!


Some experienced investors have a feel for good deals, and can avoid trouble most ofrepparttar 142302 time. Others only do a particular type of deal and use a rough "rule of thumb" to evaluate their risk and profit.

However, what's really needed is a "calculator" or computer program that will take in allrepparttar 142303 variables and

> Calculaterepparttar 142304 exact profit and cashflow for all kinds of deals. > Measure and Evaluaterepparttar 142305 financial risk inrepparttar 142306 deal > Use standard and safe criteria for what constitutes a good deal > Suggests alternatives to fix what is wrong


We've taken tons of real estate courses and looked at all kinds of real estate software, and nothing has come close to what we as investors need. So we decided to create our own Deal Evaluation Tool.

Well after several months of testing and improvement, we now use it for all our deals—short sales, subject to, lease option, rehab, wholesaling, and even some commercial.

Since we can try out different "what-if" scenarios, it's kept us away from some real pitfalls, and helped us negotiate better profit margins. We wouldn't "leave home without it".


Well, some other investors wanted to try it, so we put it on our website. Much to our delight we now have a community of users and a users group that shares their insights about doing deals and creative ways to userepparttar 142307 Deal Evaluation Tool.

Their suggestions, are leading to a rapid improvement of already incredibly useful tool. There is just nothing out there like it. We've also put a demo up for those investors who would like to get a feel for using it. And we hold classes for new users.

Knowing allrepparttar 142308 numbers, and having evaluated our risks withrepparttar 142309 Deal Evaluation Tool gives us more confidence in negotiating deals with sellers and more consistent high profit real estate deals.

And that's what we all want, isn't it.

Best of Success,

Richard Odessey

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