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What to Look for in a Portable Room Air Conditioner

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This year has found me a new home, and I realized air conditioning was my primary concern. So I decided to shop around for the best portable room air conditioner. I know many of new homeowners find themselves in the same nightmare and also if you move around frequently whether at home or work, you realize that fixing an AC is quite hectic. This blog is just what you’ve been looking for. I have gathered all the useful tips and insights combined with my experience to help you find the perfect solution to overcome excessive heat in your room. Join me as I unleash the best portable room air conditioner reviews 2015.

One fact I’d like to point out is that a good portable air conditioner must be able to deliver depending on the ambient temperature conditions. Most portable air conditioners will be rated in Kilowatt (kW) or British Thermal Units (BTU). This is calculated in terms of the total amount of heat a portable air conditioner will expel out of a given room. Mostly, calculated using the room size and the use of the room. For example, a portable air conditioner for the bedroom might be of a smaller capacity than one designed for use in a lounge even if the two rooms are of the same size. A great tip when choosing the brand is to go for one with the highest efficiency. This means that the portable air conditioner unit is effective in cooling (Cools the room very fast) yet very conservative with electricity consumption. Most of these types are dual hose.

It is important to consider is the type of refrigerant used in the brand of portable air conditioner you are interested in. The most common refrigerants used are R410A and R22. Lately with global warming scenarios and Eco-friendly campaigns, R22 is getting a negative review hence manufacturers are phasing it out. Be on the look out since I have seen these models being retailed at throw away price. Also with the ever advancing technology, go for a quiet mode. You do not wish to have annoying noise and sounds in your room especially the bedroom.

Talking of technology, I have encountered three major variations of portable air conditioners. Models with a tray for emptying condensation, also called drip models and those that drain automatically known as the non-drip models. We have models with a single hose and others with a dual hose; the latter are more efficient when it comes to cooling. Finally, we have the multifunctional ones that combine cooling with other functions such as heating, dehumidifying and fan cooling. The most common portable air conditioners models in 2015 are; Delonghi, LG, Daikin, Sharp, Whynter, and Haier.

Finally, you need to take care of your portable air conditioner. Regular cleaning and maintenance practices will guarantee you a longer shelf life. I once encountered a failed portable air conditioner and almost called my repair guy before I rummaged in my garbage to find the installation guide. Simple basic troubleshooting guidelines were included in the user manual. Make sure you read it to avoid future hick ups. See you as you say goodbye to heat and welcome cool fresh air.

How we got a good dehumidifier after reading reviews

10We started looking at dehumidifiers reviews 2015 when we decided to use the basement more often this year. That’s because we were falling short of space with the children growing up and requiring their own bedrooms. Every Easter, my husband’s extended family would also come in to spend a few days with us. My sister would occasionally come down from New York with her husband and three kids, and if all them decided to come in together, the two spare bedrooms just wouldn’t do. We needed an additional room, and so decided to use the basement more often where we could relocate activities if required. If the upper two floors would fill up, we could also sleep here during those times.

Purchasing the proper dehumidifier is a real task with so many choices available, We simply wanted the basement to look clean, get rid of the condensate efficiently, and wanted it without that moldy smell that would often make us open the door and then close it immediately without so much as taking the first step to get in. Most of the dehumidifiers offered similar features, though we knew we wanted one that could work as noiselessly as possible, had an inbuilt pump, and didn’t occupy much space.

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Since budget wasn’t a constraint, we selected the top three ranking models from various websites. We then went to other sites and read the reviews on all three. We finally chose the one that was praised uniformly by most users. Some of them even said they would recommend the model to their friends and relatives without even batting an eyelid-such was their confidence.

We have used the dehumidifier for the past couple of months now. This Easter our house was packed, and we had to sleep in the basement to make space for others. Our children also slept with us. We woke up fresh every morning of the three nights that we had to sleep here. In fact, these three nights were so great that we have decided to use the basement more often and shift our study here as well.

Important features of house dehumidifier – http://enlightenme.com

A Home-Based Embroidery Business is Just Perfect

After working as an administrative assistant for nearly six years, I decided it was time I ventured into something different. Being employed by someone else just wasn’t working for me anymore. After getting married, priorities changed as well as the financial needs. For instance, with the birth of our baby James, it also meant looking and paying for a bigger house and hopefully finding a nanny. Obviously, I had to get back to work in order to help with the household bills.

embroideredOn the other hand, my schedules in the office were becoming more and more unfavorable. I wanted to spend as much time as possible with the new member of our family. That is why I resolved to a home-based embroidery business. With the few savings we had as a family; I invested in one of the best embroidery sewing machines for beginners. I hadn’t practiced embroidery and garment decoration for a long time, and this seemed like starting afresh. This is why I needed a sewing machine for beginners. Choosing the right machine was an exciting yet daunting activity. I choose one of the latest devices because they are not only easy to use but also easily upgradable when there are innovations. Specifically, my embroidery machine utilizes computer software, and I always feel that it was the best option for me. Thankfully, we managed to find a machine that fitted our budget at that time.

I am reaping a lot of benefits from my home based embroidery business. For starters, nothing makes me happier than the fact that I now earn thrice the amount I made as an administrative assistant. Secondly, I get to choose my working hours. This means that I have time for my family and also myself. Thirdly, I decide where I want to work from. Apart from the days when I attend exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and other special events, my embroidery business is based at my home. Fourthly, since I am the boss, I have control over the expenses as well as the prices. Lastly, I even get to choose the type of clients to work with. So far, I offer embroidery services to corporate identities, schools, interior designers, and pet owners.

Of particular importance is to ensure that you have the right embroidery machine. One of the things that I have learnt is that your choice of embroidery machine can make or break your home-based business. The more powerful and easy to use a machine is, the easier it is to produce quality work.

The perks of working in my virtual office

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Perhaps the best decision that I’ve ever done for myself was to get a virtual office. I decided to do that when my young son asked me why I have to drive off somewhere to go to work. That question really made me think hard, and a month after my son asked me that burning question, I now have a virtual office in NYC. One of the perks of the service is having more time to spend with my family. For instance, I don’t have to rush out every morning to beat the traffic jam, and I can have a leisurely breakfast with my kids before they go to school.

Another benefit is being able to design my workstation in the manner that I see fit. I used to work in a cubicle, which was no more than ten by ten square feet but now I have a more spacious office from the study room that I recently converted. The fact that I work from home doesn’t mean that I’m less engaged than people who work at the company headquarters. In fact, I believe that I’m more engaged because I have regular scheduled meetings with the people I work with.

I also have the right communication tools to make my work easier. I can make audio or video calls thanks to a desktop video device. I can also have video conferencing, which allows everyone to see who’s on the conference call and who’s talking at the time. I have also seen my productivity improve because of the relaxed work atmosphere. For instance, when I’ve been working hard the whole morning, I can decide to take a dip in my backyard pool to cool off while I’m thinking of my next move.

However, there are some things that I miss because of working in a virtual office in Hong Kong. One of the things that I miss is having a drink with my colleagues after a hard day’s work. Even though I may not admit it, I also miss the mad morning rush to get to my office, which used to give me the edge that I need to stay on top of my game. Working in a virtual office also requires a lot of discipline. There are times when I wake up in the morning and I don’t feel like stepping into my home office. The fact that I have customers to serve and a boss to answer to is what keeps me going.

Why some virtual offices are virtual – Bloomberg

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