"... Before You Call Your A/C & Heating Contractor"
Author: Marvin Ray Williams
One of the main benefits you'll gain from this book is the familiarization of your system which in turn will help you communicate better, it's symptoms with your contractor, to determine if their services are needed. Did you know technicians heavily rely on utilizing basic diagnostic tools such as their; eyes, ears, and nose to assist in identifying the problem? Well, so can you! It's amazing how most homeowners, both men and women, are intimidated by the complexity and uniqueness of their Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. That's why it's so easy to be taken advantage of!
Everyday care & repair is made easy with this maintenance guide for the DIY novice. Home Improvement 101 is an easy-to-understand but comprehensive guide to common home maintenance and repair tasks, written specifically for less experienced do-it-yourselfers. From cleaning stains from carpets to unclogging drains, from dealing with insects and pests to fixing a leaky roof, it's all here-everything you forgot to learn from your parents about maintaining a home. Along the way, you'll learn about your home's structures and systems, and how to protect your single largest investment. Home maintenance is not only possible; it can be easy and rewarding, with this one-of-a-kind book. Gives complete, easy-to-follow solutions to more than 100 of the most common home maintenance tasks. Includes tips on selecting and using tools. Appendix includes a month-by-month guide for tracking routine maintenance. Includes real-life tips from actual homeowners. Features tips for working with plumbers, electricians & carpenters.
Since its introduction in 1998, the water-cooled Porsche 911 has earned a reputation as one of the world's greatest sports cars - equal to, if not better than, the legendary air-cooled 911 it replaced. The 911 is a true driver's car, and it offers its greatest driving rewards when properly maintained, tuned, and modified. One of the principal drawbacks to owning a Porsche is the relatively high cost of maintaining it. You can literally save thousands of dollars in mechanic's costs simply by performing some of the work yourself. With 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911 996 and 997 1998-2008, written by renowned Porsche author Wayne Dempsey, you'll be able to get into the garage and work on your 911 with confidence. Created with the weekend mechanic in mind, this highly illustrated Motorbooks Workshop title offers 101 step-by-step projects designed to help you maintain, modify, and improve your late-model 911. Focusing on the water-cooled 996 and 997 models, this book presents all the necessary knowledge, associated costs, and pitfalls to avoid when performing an expansive array of projects. And besides the savings, when you personally complete a job on your Porsche, you get the added satisfaction of having done it yourself.
Proven Tips for Saving Time and Money Without the Hassle
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Kevin McManus
If you are struggling with the idea of having to deal with dealers or salespeople- this car buying guide is for you! Whether you are buying or leasing, this step- by- step manual provides proven car buying tips for the quickest and easiest way to save the most money, in the shortest time possible- without the hassle! It even humorously translates the salespersons' lingo. For the first time ever you will know exactly how to buy a car in half the time, for a rock bottom price, with the least amount of effort. Avoid making the most expensive mistake of your life! Don't just read it...use it! The more you know the less you will pay.
Ever wonder how to repair a leak in your roof? Or how to save money on your energy bill? Or perhaps how to maintain your home without hiring a handyman all the time? With over 500 solutions and ideas, this comprehensive reference will help you save money, increase safety and efficiency, and even make your home and yard more attractive. Sections on tools, as well as brief explanations of terminology, make it a very user-friendly guide. A must for every homeowner, this invaluable book has your home looking good, from the editors of "Today's Homeowner."
Pinch Like You Mean It! is all about ways to spend less money. Why give so much of your hard-earned money away by spending it? Get 101 free tips on how to spend less right now. Topics include duct tape and other cheap repairs, how to get furniture for almost free, what steps to take in a financial emergency, and many tips on practical ways to spend less money every day. When can you save money by applying for a credit card? Check out tip #82. What frugal tip did Lizzy Borden's father teach Lizzy the night before the infamous ax incident? Read tip #72 and find out...
Knowing the principles of general management is both useful and necessary for LIS students, but learning management techniques specific to the world of libraries is no less important. Created to fill a surprising educational void, this edited volume focuses on best practices from library management experts teaching in LIS programs across the country. Among the many topics discussed are Classic and contemporary theories of management, and how they apply to the library Human resource planning Marketing and public relations Negotiations, mediation, and financial management of the library Facilities management Information technology management and future trends Change management and organizational culture Ethics and confidentiality In addition to providing students with a solid foundation in library management, experienced managers will also benefit from the structured, practical knowledge included in this impressive volume.
Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics covers the proceedings of the First Australasian Conference. The book presents 29 papers that tackle several areas of concerns in fluid flow. The coverage of the text includes the behavioral aspects of fluid flow such as pressure drop and surge, gas pulsation, and cavitation. The book also discusses materials that cover methods in analyzing and estimating fluid flow variables, such as waterhammer analysis with nonlinear frictional resistance; estimation of hold-up at and below flooding; and analysis of shallow water wave patterns produced by a traveling model with straight and circular courses. The text will be of great use to researchers and professionals whose work concerns fluid flow.
A Workbook for Detecting, Diagnosing, and Eliminating Pesky Pests, Stinky Stenches, Musty Mold, and Other Aggravating Home Problems
Author: Jeffrey C. May
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Health & Fitness
A step-by-step guide to identifying the causes of and eliminating indoor air pollution offers an easy-to-use approach that details health problems caused or worsened by airborne contaminants; provides detailed instructions for diagnosing, addressing, and monitoring problems; and includes tips on choosing a professional to solve a problem. Original.
The title is misleading until you check out the contents. It is all about HVAC and more. This compilation has organized data frequently used by Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Contractors and Plant Facility Engineers. The book will end the frustration on a busy day searching for design criteria.
Here in one book are all the tips and know-how you need to not only survive a remodeling project but to take charge and stay in control. 50 plus one Tips When Remodeling Your Home covers all the myths and realities of building and remodeling. The plus one tip, of course, is to not take on more than you are ready to do. Not everyone can handle the pressure, mess and inconvenience of remodeling, but you can help make the process run smoothly if you know what to expect. Author Bill Resch, a contractor and builder with 25 years experience, helps you with everything from choosing a contractor, dealing with problems and managing fraud, licenses, lawyers, bonding, budgeting, buying and event the kids and the pets in the mess. Simple, concise and very specific, this is the book for everyone thinking about or in the middle of a remodeling project.
The purpose of this book is to simplify the different heating and air conditioning systems and their components by providing elementary text on the relationships and operation of indoor comfort equipment. The author has taken the utmost care to present this subject in thorough yet, simple nontechnical language. Everyone regardless of his or her technical aptitude will be able to diagnose and repair some problems with their Heating and Air conditioning system. This book offers troubleshooting procedures, maintenance tips and details, which can help to extend the life of your heating and air conditioning system. It includes all technical terms with illustrations and definitions of heating and cooling systems from oil furnaces to heat pumps
1001 Energy Tips: Save Energy, Save $$$, Save Planet Earth By: "BTU Bill" Clark In the modern, high tech world, it's easy to become immersed with technology and the promise to change one's lifestyles. In Save Energy Save $$$, Save Planet Earth, "BTU Bill" Clark compiles simple, easy ways to save energy at home, at work, on the road, and in every aspect of daily life. Accompanied by scientific explanations, the energy-saving tips leave readers with a lot to think about, and even to possibly implement in their lives. Visit whclark.com for further resources.