Monthly Archives: February 2019

Best Ways To Avoid The Worst Home Selling Mistakes – Protect Yourself With These Tactics

Although you usually learn by experience,without familiarity with selling real estate; you will probably have a negative learning experience. Given the wide range of sources for information regarding this subject; you have no reason to be unsuccessful. There is a wealth of data presented on the internet for you to investigate. When you decide to sell your house,you need to be prepared to take the task on and see it through. This is the type of information that can save you tens of thousands of dollars. As you read on,we will be covering some of the most common errors to look out for.

When selling a home,to avoid common mistakes,you need to understand how homes are priced on a regular basis. You could list your house at too high of a price – this is a mistake that many make. In essence,you’re making a reasonable estimation as to how much your home ought to sell for. You need to consider the average selling price in your area. There are many important factors such as this to consider. Your realtor needs to be on the ball,and also aware of other factors. You might want to get to different appraisals. This would help you see if there is a significant difference. Each person will have their own subjective opinions,even though they are intelligent and good at what they do.

It is important to know that the highest offer that a seller will ever receive is usually the initial one. Although you may think this is wrong,you need to think about why this is actually true. The statistics may be correct,but there can be exceptions. You will know what the data is at the very least. Every bidder on a new house is thinking the same thing – if I bid higher,I have a better chance of getting this house! In most cases,the seller will actually turn down the initial offer thinking that they will get more by holding out. Most of the time,higher bids will not come,and the seller will have made a very big mistake.

It is important that you profit when you sell your home. That’s what you want to do. Depending upon your particular situation (especially if it is a must sell situation) the variables can be quite different. It is quite common for sellers to not make necessary repairs before listing their home on the market.

In their minds,they are losing money if they make the repairs. Your house will actually sell faster if you make repairs. If you don’t make them,this is actually the wrong thing to do. Basically,buyers will wonder if there are other problems that are not being disclosed if repairs have not been made. If people were interested before,the element of uncertainty that this causes will make them look elsewhere.

You really need to find a good agent and stay clear of the majority of home selling mistakes that are typically made. Setting the right price to sell your house at is what a knowledgeable agent will be able to do. It is imperative that you get this right to sell your home. The consequences of not getting it right are the greatest for you and not them.

Dean Graziosi

Air Conditioning Basics

This is a little tutorial on air conditioning. There’s no way I can possibly teach you everything you need to know as a diy’er when it comes to HVAC but I can try to explain some of the basics when it comes to air conditioning. I can give you an idea of how your air conditioner works so in the event that you have to call a qualified HVAC technician like enhancedheatingandair.netyou’ll know how to speak to them and get the right kind of help. You’ll be able to understand the goobly gob that the technician might try to throw at you when trying to explain to you what your AC problem might be.

Even though the only thing you might care about is to get your AC system up and running again because you are hot,there’s some things you should know. In the HVAC business there’s a little known secret that sometimes ignorance is not bliss. Sometimes you are getting charged for something that you should not be getting charged for. Sometimes you are getting hoodwinked on a part that is getting changed out that never usually gets changed out. Sometimes it’s a very simple part but because you have a technician making a service call the company wants to and needs to make hundreds of dollars on that call in order to stay profitable. They don’t want to just make $50-$100 on the call. Some parts might only be $15-$20 and even with a 100% markup on the part,it’s still not a feasible service call for the company. They would prefer to make $200-$500 or more on your service call.

This is why it is important to understand the basics on how your system works. By the way,always ask for the parts that get changed out. Just like you would with an auto repair,you want to see the parts that are getting changed out when you have your service done. That way,you’ll have a better understanding of what went wrong on your system.

So,here are a few basics on how your air conditioning and cooling system works.

Older AC systems work off of R22. But now we have different types of Freon. The Freon works in a circular type fashion. You have coils on your outside condensing unit and you have coils on the inside where your heat exchanger is located. Inside of the coils is all of your Freon. So,you have a low side and you have a high side. The high side eventually goes into your inside coil into a capillary tube and it gets very,very hot. It’s also under a lot of pressure. When the Freon expands out finally after entering the capillary tube and coming out then it becomes cold. When it’s cold it actually goes through your coil on the inside and you have a blower and it blows against the coils and then through the duct work to ultimately cool off your house. The Freon comes back around again in a loop,entering into the system again to continue that cycle.

Deep inside the outside unit is a compressor. It compresses your Freon to where it can be used for the cooling cycle. The compressor is like the heart of the system. Sometimes your unit might become low on Freon. If that’s the case,the technician simply needs to charge it back up.

Next let’s get into the electrical side of the AC unit. The 240 amp circuit hooks into the unit and leads to a capacitor. The capacitor is what gives the unit that little kick it needs to really get started. It’s a little bit like a starter motor on your car. The capacitor is tied into both your fan and your compressor. Along with the capacitor,you’ll find the low voltage wire which leads into your home to the thermostat. This thermostat and low voltage wire leads to the contactor and tells it what to do whether that means to turn on or turn off. It’s that simple. The real cost to change out a contactor is about $50. Of course that doesn’t include the service charge. The capacitor is about the same cost. The other things that can go bad are your compressor and your fan.

If the thermostat goes bad,that’s about $30 – $40 dollars to replace. If the fan motor for a typical condenser goes bad that can cost between $75 – $150 for the part. If the compressor goes bad,you are screwed. They are too costly to fix. Other costs to consider for your AC repair are the service call charge and labor.

Another tip coming from Enhanced is to beware of companies that require you to change out your inside coil just because your condenser goes bad. It’s a sales gimmick that they use to scare you into saying that they won’t warranty their work if it’s not done.

There you have it! Now you are armed with some knowledge that will keep your next HVAC service call from getting outrageously expensive.