HVAC Maintenance: What You Can Do and What You Should Leave To the Pros


Long before summer arrives, you want to be sure that your air conditioning system is working as it should otherwise you might find yourself living that is not any better than an oven. Regular AC maintenance is recommended as it not only ensures the comfort of the home but also increases the life of your AC unit among other benefits. The maintenance of your unit should be handled with great care because there are things that you could do that could actually cause more harm than good.

There are plenty of hard-core DIY homeowners who believe that they can conduct the maintenance of their units without professional help. While it is true that there are some maintenance tasks that can be carried out in-house, there are also plenty of technical tasks that can only be handled by pros.

Tasks you can do

Problems with your AC unit can be diagnosed early when the homeowner notices that the unit is making unusual noises. When the air filters in an AC unit are dirty, the unit’s efficiency is drastically reduced and you can easily change these. So long as you take care to find out the correct air filters for your unit, replacing them should not pose any problem.

You can further help your AC work less laboriously by sealing any leaks in the home that could be letting warm air escape. Further AC maintenance jobs are best to pros like Revive Heating and Air condition contractors.

Jobs best left to the pros

The moving parts in your AC unit will need to be cleaned and lubricated on a regular basis and, unless you have the appropriate training, you should leave this task to the pros at reviveheatingandac.com .The wiring of your unit could be the problem and, considering that you are dealing with electricity, you could be risking injury, or worse, if you were to attempt to carry out repairs.

Regardless of your competence in the maintenance of your HVAC units, most sellers/manufacturers require that the units be evaluated by a licensed technician at least once a year. The annual exercise helps identify potential problems and also provides an opportunity for preventative maintenance. Should you let this be job be handled by an unlicensed person, you risk voiding the warranty on your HVAC units hence the need of entrusting the evaluation of your units to the pros at reviveheatingandac.com .

While the homeowner could clean the physical components of the HVAC units, the ductwork will also need to be cleaned on a regular basis. Clogged up ductworks impede airflow making the unit to perform inefficiently. While this could simply be a problem with the air filters, it is also possible that the fan belts are dirty or a fan has stopped working. The right diagnosis and remedial action can only be done by pro HVAC technicians such as Revive Heating and Air condition contractors.

The efficiency and long life of your HVAC units can only be guaranteed when you schedule regular maintenance and you can trust the pros at reviveheatingandac.com  to keep your units in their best possible condition.

So for air conditioning repair Spokane call Revive Heating and AC today!

SEO Partnerships and Outsourcing

With some jobs, it’s better to just team up with someone to get the job done more efficiently. In the online marketing world, this is mainly facilitated by the use of outsourcers.

Many times outsourcers from foreign countries will be utilized due to their cheap labor cost. Often in countries like the Philippines, you can get online outsourcers to do things like Data processing, keyword research, Basic WordPress tasks and that sort of thing for between two dollars and hour.

Before you get your panties in a bunch over the idea that we may be exploiting these people, keep in mind that a steady 40 hour work week at four dollars an hour in the Philippines is equivalent to about $60,000 hey here in the Western world.

I do quite a bit of Online marketing myself and in particular search engine optimization. I use a variety of different outsourcers for different tasks that are repetitive and can be trusted to just about anybody with a basic skill set. SEO requires a whole lot of simple tasks that are easily taught to someone utilizing a couple of short instructional videos that they can return to for support when they get lost. The biggest challenge in our industry is acquiring new clients and dealing with clients on an ongoing basis.

Building out a simple WordPress site, for example, I can trust to just about anyone but I cannot trust anyone but myself to do the more important task of Client management.

Another way to leverage your time in this industry is the team up with one or more of your peers. For example, I have been wanting to do this affiliate marketing project that just keeps getting put on the back burner. After a while, it becomes a sore spot every time you look at the domain that you’ve hosted and have yet to actually build the site so it can actually make you some money. This is not a job that I can trust to a four dollar an hour outsourcer so I decided to go the peer partner route.

So I took it upon myself present this offer to several of my peers until I got somebody’s interest. Recently a fellow that I’ve known only a short period of time Took up the call. I kind of suspected that he would be a good candidate since he seems to be a very hard worker and always seems to have his mind engaged.

The hardest part of any partnership, of course, is dealing with personality issues and division of Labor and income. Often these projects turn out to be heavily weighted in one task or another. It becomes a bit of a challenge to decide what percentage each party should receive from any of the financial rewards that come in down the road.

In this particular case, I was primarily looking for someone to build out a decent website since my skills in that area somewhat weak. The website will be a mostly one-time proposition whereas the link building that is necessary to rank the website for any search terms that are worthwhile Will be an ongoing process. This makes it a challenge two way out how old ongoing percentage split should be weighted.

I came to the conclusion that 20% ongoing would be reasonably fair. After all, there will be some maintenance on the web build including adding pages and changing titles and meta-descriptions to try to capitalize on ranking positions. I guess it really just comes down to what two people can agree on. There are no hard and fast rules about these things. Partnerships, as I originally stated, can be difficult because of the varying opinions of the people involved.

I will probably update this post at some point Down the road after this project gets off the ground and see how the partnership is unfolding. working on it soon I love you I

Are Political Polls Impartial?

Are Political Polls Impartial

Public opinion has always formed an important part of society especially when the election for the presidency is just around the corner. However, since it is difficult, if not impossible, to extract input from every member of the population, science has created a method called “polling” which takes a sample few to represent the entire population. One of the most important uses of polling is Political Polls.

This type of poll gauges public opinion on subjects related to politics such as elections, legislation, and the like. These days, there have been a number of polls making headlines but are these polls even accurate and impartial? This article will help you in answering that question by providing indicators of accuracy and impartiality.  Here is a video outlining how political polling works.

Representative Sample

The goal of political polls is to gauge the political opinion of an entire nation by collecting responses from a sample of the population of voters. In order to have accurate results, pollsters must have used a sample that accurately represents population. If 40% of the voters are male, then the sample must also be 40% male. Aside from gender, the population of each state must also be taken into account. The people who are part of the sample must not only come from a single state but must come from all of the states in proportion to the population of each state. This method will ensure that the results are accurate, impartial, and represents the public opinion as close to reality as possible.

Sample Size

In relation to having a representative sample, having a large enough sample size is also important to ensure that poll results are accurate and impartial. Pollsters normally aim for a sample size of 1,000. However, it should be noted that a larger sample size will have a lower margin of error, meaning that it will more accurately represent the population. For example, a poll with a sample size of 5,000 will be more accurate and more representative of public opinion compared to a poll with a sample size of 1,000.

Poll Questions and Answers

The framing of the questions as well as the options for answers are very important in ensuring the accuracy and impartiality of a poll. The questions must be framed in a way that they do not ‘lead’ the person being asked to think that the pollster is biased towards a specific response. Furthermore, the order of the questions is also important as this might influence how the person will respond as the questions are being asked. It has been shown that providing only a few options is discouraged especially when asking questions other than choosing between candidates.

For example, in asking whether a person approves or disapproves of the performance of the president, the poll should provide a degree of answers from ‘strongly approve’, ‘somewhat approve’ to ‘strongly disapprove’ in order to properly measure the degree of approval or disapproval instead of making them choose outright from ‘approve’ and ‘disapprove’.

Are Political Polls Impartial?

These are three basic indicators in assessing whether a political poll is impartial or whether it accurately represents the public opinion. Polls which have a small and unrepresentative sample size will produce impartial results and are unreliable. The next time you see a poll result, be sure to assess the poll with these three indicators for you to find out whether that poll can be relied on!

Twitter Closes Vine

Twitter closes vine

We all knew Vine was not forever, but it still came as a shock when a Twitter spokeswoman told the fans that it would be discontinued. Vine has been part of Twitter since January 2013 and it will be sad to see the app go. A date has not been set as yet, to when Vine will be closed down, but it will be next few months. The reason for this move is the stagnant user growth and social media platform competition. Twitter needs to keep costs down by cutting 9% (350 employees) of Twitter’s workforce.

The Announcement

Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter said: They have a plan, and will make some changes for Twitter’s long-term growth. They also said that it will not effect the apps now. They appreciate your Vines, and will be doing this the correct way. It will be possible for you to access your Vines, but you will not be able to add new Vines. The website will be kept online as it is important to watch all the Vines that have been already made. You will be informed before any changes are made to the app or website.”

Vine is popular due to its ability to create video clips within six seconds, it boasted 200 million monthly active users. By June this year, Twitter allowed users to post longer Vines in an attempt to attract new users. Instagram, who launched in 2013, gave Vine a run for it’s money and won. Vine has failed to accelerate the growth of its user base, while the revenue growth slowed by 8% to $616m. Earlier this month, Twitter’s share price fell 7%.

The Beginnings of Vine

Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll founded Vine in June 2012. An iOS version was released the following month, and became the most successful solution for sharing videos on the mobile devices. It grew to a staggering 200 million monthly active users but after a 3 year ride it has come to a close on Twitter. Twitter paid $ 30 million to acquire Vine, and it was thought that it would conquer the general public.

A great number of people have shared funny and creative videos using Vine. Snapchat and Instagram will now be dominating the video sharing market. The app will no longer be updated and will close permanently. Twitter said it will now focus on improving its main service and “despriorizaría” certain initiatives. Twitter will inform the public when the complete shutdown will be and if any other changes will take place. Download and save your videos, if you want to keep them before the shutdown occurs.