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

Written by Donald Grummett

Beatrepparttar summer heat - what size A/C do I need

What size air conditioner do I need?

A larger air conditioner will not always provide more cooling. It should be sized forrepparttar 142293 room area. If properly sized it should operate long enough to remove moisture fromrepparttar 142294 air. It isrepparttar 142295 moisture removed fromrepparttar 142296 room which actually producesrepparttar 142297 feeling of cooling. Unfortunately many people in their rush to purchase a window air conditioner buy too large a model.

Too large a unit can actually provide less cooling than a smaller, properly sized unit. This is because with an oversized air conditioner its run time is too short. Consequently it does not remove enough moisture fromrepparttar 142298 room to produce a feeling of comfort. If you’re A/C seems to cycle off and then back on every few minutes and does a poor job of cooling, it is probably oversized forrepparttar 142299 room.

Air conditioners are rated in BTU’s. British Thermal Units are a measurement of how much heat is being transferred formrepparttar 142300 room being cooled to whererepparttar 142301 heat is dumped out of doors. This is whyrepparttar 142302 cooing coil insiderepparttar 142303 room is cool torepparttar 142304 touch, whilerepparttar 142305 part that hangs outside is extremely hot.

A window air conditioner used inrepparttar 142306 average household room can be as low as 4000 BTU. While 5000, 6000, and 8000 arerepparttar 142307 most common sizes purchased.

How do I determine what size A/C I need? Following is a basic sizing chart for calculatingrepparttar 142308 window air conditioner needed for a room. Calculaterepparttar 142309 size ofrepparttar 142310 room by multiplyingrepparttar 142311 width ofrepparttar 142312 room byrepparttar 142313 length ofrepparttar 142314 room. Use your room size to determine what BTU's are required to cool that particular room size.

room in sq ft--------room in sq m----------A/C size in BTU's

100–250.................9–23...................5000–6000 250–400................23–37...................6000–8500 400–550................37–51...................8000–11000 550–875................51–811..................1000–15000

Based on a room occupied by two adults, having an average insulation, number of windows, and sun exposure.

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

Written by Richard Odessey

Knowing what a Good Deal is – Isrepparttar Key to Success in Real Estate.

Knowing and being able to negotiate good real estate deals every time isrepparttar 142292 key to real estate investing success. What to look for, and how to calculate your profit, cashflow and risk exactly and then evaluaterepparttar 142293 deal is revealed. These techniques apply to all real estate investments including foreclosures, short sales, rehabs, flips, muliti-family, lease option and owner financing.

Dear Investor,

Take this little survey: The most important key to Real Estate Success is:

1. Finding Motivated Sellers 2. Funding Your Deals 3. Negotiating 4. Knowing a Good Deal when you see one.

Yes all of them are important. And if you answered #4 – you're right onrepparttar 142294 money. Why, because if your deal is a not good one, all your other skills and marketing and power will not make you money, and may even lead to disaster.

Onrepparttar 142295 other hand, if you can unfailingly target good deals, you will always be successful and allrepparttar 142296 other skills and your marketing methods will serve to increase your success.

It's a lot easier to staterepparttar 142297 question than giverepparttar 142298 answer. Why?


It's a lot easier to staterepparttar 142299 question than giverepparttar 142300 answer. Why? Because it depends on many factors like: > Market value and purchase price > Expenses, carrying costs, repairs > Cashflow and profit > Holding time > Loan terms > Risk factors > And more . . .

And most importantly, it depends onrepparttar 142301 type of deal you're doing. For example, if you have a loan on a property that you intend to rent or sell on a lease option,repparttar 142302 terms ofrepparttar 142303 mortgage, future tax increases, and current area rents are critical to consider in insuring a positive cashflow. However, if you are planning to do a short rehab job, and sell or just flip to another investor, rental income is irrelevant as are future tax increases.


The thing that trips up many investors, is that in our enthusiasm to do a deal that we've found, we don't take into consideration "hidden" costs.

For example, if you're doing a renovation and you've done your due diligence on contractor costs, have you also considered your carrying costs such as mortgage payments, utilities, etc. not only duringrepparttar 142304 renovation, but alsorepparttar 142305 time it will take to sell and close with a new buyer?

Or if you're using a realtor to sellrepparttar 142306 property, have you calculatedrepparttar 142307 effect of a 6-7% commission andrepparttar 142308 closing costsrepparttar 142309 seller will pay on your bottom line. A 10% profit margin can shrink pretty quickly to zero under those circumstances.


Or have you taken into account, not just your loan to value ratio onrepparttar 142310 property, but your investment to value ratio (e.g.,repparttar 142311 total of all outstanding loan balances plusrepparttar 142312 additional funds you've put in from your own cash or borrowed from your home equity line or friends and family)?

And onrepparttar 142313 income side, have you calculated how long you should holdrepparttar 142314 property to receive a significant profit fromrepparttar 142315 pay down ofrepparttar 142316 mortgage. With a new 30 yr loan, you may have to wait 5-10yrs to getrepparttar 142317 same pay down you'd get after a few years from a 30yr loan that's been seasoned for 10 years. And did you carefully readrepparttar 142318 note contracts to take account of adjustable rates and pre-payment penalties?


A number of courses and real estate gurus will give you checklists. That's helpful in not forgetting something, but it doesn't help you withrepparttar 142319 laborious and complex task of putting allrepparttar 142320 numbers together.

There's just something about working withrepparttar 142321 actual real numbers, that bringsrepparttar 142322 reality ofrepparttar 142323 deal into actual focus. Our hopes and wishes dissolve beforerepparttar 142324 actual profit and loss calculations.

Moreover,repparttar 142325 numbers can pinpointrepparttar 142326 weaknesses in a deal, and pointrepparttar 142327 way to a solution. No mere checklist can do that.


I think you'll also agree that a Good Deal, is not just High Profit, but also, most importantly Low Risk. Many a dream of a golden future has come crashing down because some little thing went wrong. Many a would-be mogul, is now working at a 9 to 5 because their killer deal was wrecked by an unforseen glitch. This is what we mean by high risk.

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