I thought that buying and flipping houses was an easy way to make money, since the folks on TV made the process look easy and approachable. What I didn’t think about was the amount of legwork, careful planning and perfect execution required. I also hadn’t considered that the majority of “flippers” have trade skills like expert-level electrical and plumbing skills. I do have the latter, but I definitely didn’t know enough about finding the right home to flip. On my first purchase, I ran into some pretty extensive troubles involving air conditioning, which was enough to make me rethink the whole venture. Like I said, I can handle plumbing and electrical work, but I have no experience with Heating and Air Conditioning systems. Air conditioners and furnaces are all incredibly complicated, and I haven’t done much work on them in the past. I shopped around to multiple Heating and Air Conditioning contractors to collect quotes for service, but the prices were all a little too high for my budget. Instead, I elected to post a job notice on an online “wanted” webpage, and offer a few hundred bucks to any freelance A/C contractor who could get this equipment back in order. Fortunately, I got a response pretty quick from a guy who didn’t mind being paid “under the table” as long as he could finish the job in under a week. He wound up being faster than that, finishing the job in two days, and now I regularly call him up for assistance on HVAC repairs when I flip other houses.
I had been experiencing some troubles with our Heating plus Air Conditioning system lately. I thought it would be too expensive to call for professional Heating plus Air Conditioning maintenance, so I thought I would go to the school library and choose some books on Heating and Air Conditioning system repair. So I went on campus, and perused the sizeable library of books they had available to rent. Everything from energy saving tips to professional Heating plus Air Conditioning repair were contained in this single manual I found, which seemed like the kind of stuff they would be studying in a trade school. This book was thick, and it would take weeks to learn the material and put it to practice. When I took our books to check out, the librarian had me tongue-tied as I was struck by her beauty. She asked if I was experiencing trouble with my Heating and Air Conditioning system, which I thought was pretty intuitive of her. Then I forgot the book I had in my hand, which spelled out my problem. As I blushed a bright red, she laughed a little as she explained how her sibling was a Heating and Air Conditioning professional. Coincidentally, the very book I was holding was donated by her brother to the school library, and boy am I glad he did! After renting the book out, I thoroughly studied the information and lessons, and now I feel much more comfortable with repairing my air conditioning and heating systems at home.
Have you ever noticed how challenging it can be to drive a different car? I really do not like driving any car other than my own. I own a Toyota Camry, and admittedly, it is pretty old. It still has a CD player and no backup camera or way to get Sirius Radio or anything like that. When I travel for work, I have to rent a car, and this time it just so happened that I got a Camry; however, it was brand new, of course. I liked it fine, but one thing always happens. I can never figure out how to use everything. This time, in particular, I could not get the stupid air conditioning to work right. There were several options. A/C with indoor air. A/C with outdoor air. A/C with recycled air. Also, I could use the thermostat and have the a/c kick on as needed to keep the thermostat setting the same throughout the drive. If I did not like the thermostat way of doing it, I could just turn the a/c fan on high or low. It took me half my trip to figure all this out. BY the time I got where I was going, I was sweating because I simply could not figure out the controls for the air conditioner. Don’t even get me started about having to find which side of the car the gas was on and how to open the little door over the gas section. I was forced to drive around the gas pumps twice while trying to figure it out. I hate driving different cars.
For the longest time, my mom had been jabbing at my dad about upgrading our Heating plus Air Conditioning system at home. My dad felt strongly that there was nothing wrong with our Heating and Air Conditioning system, but my mother would always say we desperately needed to have a service visit. Claiming there were at least another 5 wonderful years with our Heating plus Air Conditioning system, my mom settled for saying that the unit at least needed official maintenance from our usual Heating and Air Conditioning contracting firm. After I left home to go to school, I came home over the Winter break and found there was something seriously unusual in the house. I walked into the home and detected that the air quality was much better than usual. Something was off, but I couldn’t understand what it was. That’s when I looked at where the old dial thermostat was, only to notice this new smart temperature control. I asked my parents about the smart temperature control, and my mom laughed as she said she got it for a steal. That was nice and all, but there was something else that was different. I had to ask her what was so different about the house, and that’s when my parents explained the cause. While I was away at school, they had radiant floors installed in the house. I was pretty surprised for a moment, just because I couldn’t believe my dad finally agreed to an update to the HVAC system. She started talking about the benefits, saying that the heat flows through pipes underneath the floorboards making the heat rise slowly. The heat touches every surface and makes it much more comfortable, so she was right, it was way more comfortable than it ever was before in our house! I wonder what else my parents changed while I was away at school?
Though I obtain no monetary gain from the art that I create, it is very valuable to me. I waste most of my week staring at a computer screen and working at a job that I absolutely loathe with all of my heart. It isn’t until after work that I am able to pour my heart into something that I enjoy. In other words, without my art to keep me stable, I might literally become ridiculous from the monotony of my otherwise dreadful life. I literally constructed an art studio in my cabin to live the dream, and I spend so much of my free time there trying to steady myself. I used to have a major concern with the temperature control method in the art studio. The room itself was added on after the cabin was constructed, so the method of HVAC air duct does not connect the room to the remainder of the cabin. What that means is when the furnace is turned on and warming up the whole cabin, unquestionably little heating makes it into the studio. This offered me concerns for a while, until I resolved to obtain a space heater unit just for the studio. It wasn’t very expensive, and it was definitely a wise decision to get a space heater Not only does it warm the temp of the room efficiently, it sucks all the toxic paint odors out of the air quality with the built in air purifiers. It also makes no noise, so I am not distracted with painting. Without the space heater, I don’t think I would be able to paint because of all of the shaking, and my paintings would be destroyed.
When I go on vacation I have someone to look in on my pets but I worry about the air conditioning or heating going out, depending on the time of year. I would feel terrible if my pets went 24 hours with extreme heat or cold because I didn’t know something was wrong. For this reason, I would really like to get a smart thermostat with an app in my Android. Then, I could simply look at my app and see what temperature my home is at any time. If there was a problem, I could have my friend go check on the situation or I could have an HVAC technician on call. It is not like there is ever a problem but I hate to look at the weather and see that it is dangerously hot or extremely cold and wonder if the heater or air conditioner is working ok and if my pets are happy, healthy, and comfortable. I think my wife gets a little annoyed when we are in the middle of our vacation plans and I get all sullen and say, “I wonder if the critter are ok”. She always responds with, “They are fine”. But I don’t feel as sure as she does. Getting a smart thermostat connected to my phone would, at least, take that worry off of my mind. They are really not that expensive either. For about the price of one night hotel stay, it would seem. And then, if the weather changes drastically from one day to the next, I can change from heat to cool, or vise versa, for the pets too.
I bet you have never given a second thought to flipping houses. I never had until late 1 night, almost passed out drunk on the recliner, I saw a youtube show that adjusted the course my life. By the time I woke up, I was convinced that acquiring in addition to selling ancient houses was going to be my plan to obtain riches! My business has been growing lately, and I have made decent profits. Or at least I had been until a few weeks ago when I bought a house that I regret buying. Now I am running into some complications I cannot fix on my own, in addition to am trying to grasp how to proceed. I honestly had no idea that furnaces were so expensive to either repair or replace. I thought they would be very simple to fix. I am literally noticing my profit margin go up in flames with these costs for A/C in addition to heating repair. What a ripoff. I can’t comprehend how these Heating in addition to Air Conditioning workers get away with requiring these prices. I watched a couple of online tutorials in addition to videos about repairing fixing common troubles, so I think I will just try to solve the problem myself. If I am unable to fix the furnace, I will need to pay for a heating in addition to cooling worker to come in addition to help me with the furnace. But I would be forced to call an Heating in addition to Air Conditioning tech out to the aged house anyway, so what do I genuinely have to lose? All I need is to make the furnace work long enough to sell the house, and then it is no longer my problem.
So our wifey plus I recently adopted our first youngster. The young man is from Asia, and he is so cute! Since our wifey quit her normal job to take care of this child, I felt I should take a few nights to task from our beach house plus be around if she demands help. However, I never realized how many concerns could spring from this one determination. For 1, I have more than one different computing machines plugged in plus functioning for over half of the day for me to handle our workload. On top of that, both of us being beach house means that we’re utilizing the furnace from wake to sleep! I hadn’t thought about how severely this would impact our utility bill until both of us we gained the bill for October. I was visibly shaken when I read the figures. I couldn’t grasp how pricey our bill was, especially since we had only just recently moved from the heat of the Summer into the Fall. The worst space is that we’re not even legitimately in the Winter yet, so the cold air legitimately hasn’t hit its barrier! Well, something had to change to fix this concern. We’ve asked a pal of ours who albors with contractors of all sorts, including Heating plus Air Conditioning specialists, just to see if they have any advice for keeping our bill under control. They recommended that we install zone control heating, and they even offered to help us with a payment plan for the unit. We are getting the new zone controlled thermostat install next week, and we couldn’t be more excited.
I keep a lot of pet frogs and have trouble keeping them warm in the winter. Heat emitting lights and under tank heaters work but they make my electric bill go up so high. I also worry about fires or even the possibility that they might overheat and burn or kill my amphibious pets. And yet, if they get too cold, they could die too. Forced air heaters are very drying too. I find it very hard to keep the humidity up for my frogs when the furnace is blasting away all winter long. I find it takes a toll on my skin too and I’m always all itchy and find that my nose bleeds a lot in the winter. I think it is because of the furnace. So, for myself and for my hobby, I am really looking into heated floors. I understand that there are pipe or electric options; I guess the electric one is like one huge heating pad for the whole house. I wonder if different rooms can be set to different temperatures, through a thermostat, with heated floors. Either way, if I could keep the house set to ideal frog temperatures, I could throw out all my dangerous lights and heaters and just rely on the floor heating. I bet floor heating wouldn’t be so drying either so I wouldn’t have to constantly mist the frogs and apply moisturizer to my own skin. I bet tearing up my floors to install the heating elements would be a major pain but my frogs and it are not going anywhere so I should be a good investment for the future.
We had a time of sadness when our youngest child finally left for college. We spent a while visiting friends and family so that we could overcome the feeling of sadness that it left. After a few weeks though, the people I was with and I perceived that the people I was with and I had far more freedom to remodel our house around to our enjoyment, plus that assisted us largely with getting used to our current lives! One thing the both of us consistently wanted was a small recreational room built onto the back of the house. We wanted it to be large enough for workouts and hanging out. Initially, the my husband and I wanted the area to be a sun-room. We liked the idea of natural light and beautiful views. However, windows lose a lot of heat during the winter. Having only one fully insulated wall for a room can do that I guess. My husband and I decided to ask a local Heating plus Air Conditioning business for some advice plus hints to keep the room sizzling while in the cooler months. After looking over the plans for the room, the HVAC worker suggested that we purchase a mini split air conditioner for the room. It would allow us to heat or cool the room separately from the rest of the house, and it was cheaper and easier to install that adding more ductwork for the current HVAC unit. We were informed that this HVAC unit was very efficient and simple to install, and we didn’t even need to change the blueprints to have the HVAC contractor to install it. It is the little things in life that make it so much better.