When we look outside our doors, we see businesses closing down all around us. It’s depressing to say the least that our economy has gone to shambles and most don’t see the simple way out. It’s been there all along, though we refuse to notice that little sign at the corner of our eye, because it has grown to be such a part of our lives. The thought of starting a online business has eluded us from time to time. The fear of not knowing and not grasping something that has been forced right into our very lives is now becoming the answer we’ve been seeking for.At a time when the economy is down, the exact opposite is happening to the online industry. We are seeing rapid growth in mostly all fields of online business, so it’s logical to think that any average Joe, or stay at home mom can succeed online with great rewards, right? This is far from the truth! As with any business, whether it be storefront or online, the rewards only come to those who are well educated and skilled at what they do. Only the well informed will become the next success story in the online arena.This is an obstacle I see most people starting a online business fail to understand, and when they catch on, they are faced with 1,000s of different options to choose from as to where to get that training. Too many offer fake promises just to try and get into your wallet. Too many offer bogus information that will not only waste your precious time, but also leave a hole in your pocket. I know this all too well, for I have been down that path on numerous occasions. Starting a online business is not hard at all, as long as you’re directed in the right path from the very beginning…I am sick and tired of seeing people get burned over and over again, its just absolutely ridiculous how others take advantage of a situation for their own greed! I was one of those victims for a very long time, but I never gave up for I knew that sooner or later, I would find that missing piece to the puzzle.You see, no matter how good your online business is, how great your product is or how wonderful your services are, in order for you to see success within the online business arena, you must accomplish one thing and one thing only. Are you ready for this one? To create massive wealth at starting a online business, any online business for that matter, you must become an expert at creating super targeted leads! This is the lifeline of any successful business, online or off. All major corporations, top money earners, multi millionaires, and successful entrepreneurs know this and utilize this every single day. Without targeted leads, you have no business. I don’t care how great your product is.See, major corporations spend millions upon millions of dollars in advertising every year for their leads, but lucky for us, the online marketplace rewards the well informed… We don’t have to spend that kind of money to get our super targeted leads. Heck, we don’t have to spend a dime if we choose not to. The online marketplace is truly a blessing for the well informed so you must make it an effort to be one of those well informed and truly blessed individuals.Technology has given us the ability to gather as many targeted leads as we want for any business we choose, as long as we know which tools to use and how to use them correctly. You’d be surprised at how seemingly easy these steps are and how beneficial technology can be on your efforts, but it must be shown to you in a step by step orderly fashion, not by reading a book and then trying it out for yourself, because I have found that books tell you steps 1-100, when all you need to understand is 1-10. By the time you get to 100, your not even sure if what 10 was anymore. Information just complicates things as I found that out the hard way, and then having done all the steps to find that I did everything wrong because I was not shown how to do it.Through all my trial and error, I have finally found what I call a true godsend, a system that allows me to skip every single learning curve and jump right into the action! Step by step training videos of how to do everything and utilize every technology to my advantage. 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Do yourself a favor now and find out more information about this amazing system, you can thank me later once you’ve reached your goals in life for I can’t begin to thank enough myself…There are 3 types of people in this world, the ones that make things happen, the ones that stand by and just watches while things happen, and the ones that don’t even realize that things are happening, which one will you be? The choice, I leave up to you.
When you step out to buy the latest electronic equipment, you are bombarded with a series of acronyms, with each brand claiming superiority over the other. While it may sound like Greek and Latin to begin with, it really pays to understand HVAC energy efficiency ratings when you’re shopping for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.A little bit of in-depth understanding really goes a long way in helping you make informed decisions about your purchase, and helps you pick the best possible product for your needs. Additionally you also end up saving quite a few dollars when you understand exactly what each product offers and how well it fits with your unique requirements.List of different Energy Efficiency RatingsA few parameters are important to evaluate during the purchase of equipment such as air conditioners and heat pumps, and these include:SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency RatioSEER is the measure of energy efficiency of cooling equipment. It is calculated by dividing cooling output (measured in BTU or British Thermal Units) by electricity usage (measured in kilowatt-hours). In other words, it indicates the electrical input that is needed to run the air conditioner over a season, compared to the amount of cooling that it generates in a real-time environment.In layman terms, a higher SEER rating means better energy efficiency in the cooling equipment. Even a minor increase in the SEER ratings of your HVAC system can help significantly reduce power consumption.EER – Energy Efficiency RatioEER is measured over higher temperatures and over a period of time, to evaluate the operating efficiency of a cooling unit. EER is arrived at by dividing the output cooling energy by input electrical energy (measured in BTU and kilowatt hours respectively).Both SEER and EER ratings are usually displayed on cooling units, so you know what to expect in terms of performance. However, it is essential to carry out periodic evaluation and regular HVAC repair to ensure consistent cooling efficiency of the unit in use.HSPF – Heating Seasonal Performance FactorJust as SEER and EER help measure the cooling efficiency of a unit, HSPF helps measure the heating efficiency. This efficiency measure is used for both unidirectional and bidirectional heat pumps (bidirectional heat pumps provide cooling in summer and heating in winter).HSPF is calculated pretty much on the same lines as SEER and EER, and is essentially the ratio of total heating needed divided by the total electricity utilized by the heat pump. Just as a higher SEER indicates greater cooling efficiency, a higher HSPF value indicates better heating efficiency.AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization EfficiencyDuring the process of conversion of fuel into heat energy, some percentage of energy is always lost in conversion. AFUE basically measures the efficiency with which a certain fuel transforms into heat. A higher AFUE rating means that more heat energy is produced, and conversion losses are minimal. A decrease in fuel losses only means more dollars saved!Energy StarCreated by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Energy Star rating is an indicator of energy efficiency of a product. It involves ensuring that the product adheres to a set of requirements, which are tested in a lab environment by a neutral third party. Products which satisfy these criteria are marked with the blue “Energy Star”, logo which defines them as dependable and energy efficient products.Government RequirementsThe government has laid down standards for energy efficiency of products. The SEER rating was expected to be minimum of 10 prior to 2006 and was subsequently revised to 13 and 14 in 2006 and 2015 respectively. EER is expected to be a minimum of 10, with the exception of a few states.There is some variation in the required SEER and EER values depending on the location. For the State of California, government guidelines specify that a bare minimum value of SEER 14 and EER 11 must be maintained for air conditioning units. While these are the bare minimum values, efficient energy systems have SEER values in the range of 20-28 and EER in the range of 12-16.SEER and EER – The Cost ImpactThe relation between cost and SEER & EER value is directly proportional. The higher the SEER and EER, the more expensive you can expect the equipment to be. The cost component that goes up is typically reflected in the upfront payment you make, whether you’re buying it outright or paying for the HVAC unit in installments.However, you must take into account the fact that higher SEER and EER-value equipment will be more energy-efficient, and will help you save on monthly power bills. This actually lowers the cost of your investment over the long term. Take a judicious call on striking the right balance between paying an optimum price upfront and curbing your operational expense.While evaluating energy ratings is essential when you’re shopping for options, regular maintenance is are also critical to your unit’s performance. These ensure longevity and improved efficiency of your heating and cooling units.