Saturday, June 25, 2016

Yes To Zen Garden

I have been doing a lot of research lately on different small garden designs that would best fit the space outside my dining area.  I purposely saved that space to be my future zen garden.  I wouldn't deny it, I have a great fascination for Zen inspired themes for home decors.  I don't know but there is always a kind of peacefulness within me every time I happen to look at any zen inspired garden.  I just love it's simplicity and elegance.  Well this is aside from the fact that this theme is not so common in the Philippines but probably is in other countries in South East Asia like of course Japan, Korea, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

I love the design on the first photo a lot because of the combination of zen inspired decors and bamboo plants. This makes the space even more relaxing and fresh.  I am not decided on what would be the final concept of my future zen garden yet but I one thing is for sure, it will be simple, elegant, fun and affordable!  I hope most part of it would be DIY's as I really love to bring out the creative side of me.  I am still zero as to where will I source the materials that I will put in the Zen garden but I am positive that I will be able to find one around the place where I live.  I don't want to travel far and spend more money on the process, so I am hoping that I could source all the materials nearby.

I am so excited for this future project and I can't wait to feature it here again, soon.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sourcing For The Best Air Conditioning and Heating Contractor

Summer is officially over and looking back, it was not really easy to live with the extreme heat especially in some areas where there is even an onset of El Nino.  Times like these, you really need to plan for your summer activities like spending time outdoors, swimming, camping, malling or you may just prefer to stay at home and rely on your own air conditioning units to beat the heat.  If your A/C units are in tip top shape, I guess there won't be much problem but sometimes, considering that your units are working for a long time, these may need to be subjected to preventive maintenance servicing (PMS). Not having much knowledge about this thing would put you on a difficult situation especially if you are having a tight budget. I have had a friend who ended up buying a new unit after being ripped off by an A/C technician whose workmanship cannot be trusted.  He was asked to pay a huge amount of money, work was delayed for several days only to find out in the end that he didn't have much choice but to buy a new one.  Well, I myself experienced it but I'm a bit luckier because I did not give in to his price quotation which I think is not well justified. Because of that, he was forced to do "on spot" checking  and diagnosed the faulty part which is just for replacement and things ended up with me paying just about half of his first quotation.

I've learned my lesson after that experience, sourcing for the best air and heating contractor requires a proper research and study.  I think it would be best if you read reviews made by previous clients and see if this contractor could very well deliver your needs.  Also, try to pick and compare. Obviously, the longer that contractor stays in the business, the better you can rely on their expertise. I guess, this is the reason why ac repair Glendale AZ is being chosen by many people when it comes to their air conditioning, heating and other HVAC needs.

When sourcing for a contractor to maintain your system, you have to look for companies that are up to date on the latest developments in this field. Better yet, you may ask for recommendations from previous clients, neighbors, friends and other people who have already availed of the company's services.  You have to be on a look out for some signs like if the company's team members are taking care of their customers needs like being able to respond quickly during emergencies, making a follow up to check if everything turned out right after having rendered the service. Whether they leave the work area clean and had communicated all the necessary information to the client is a good indication that the company is doing it's best to show their commitment in providing a quality service.

Before finally deciding on what company to choose, make sure you have researched and studied everything like the different maintenance packages a company is offering.  This is to ensure that you will be getting your money's worth. 

Understanding how important is your heating and cooling system at home should not be underestimated. Giving your system a regular inspection and tuning up is of utmost importance if you want to be assured of it's peak performance. After all, we all deserve a quality time at home and one surest way to ensure that is to maintain our heating and cooling system in excellent condition.

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