Monday, March 30, 2015
During a hot summer or a cold winter, there is nothing more important to your comfort and survival than your home HVAC system. However, HVAC systems are machines. Like all other machines, they are going to break down from time to time. If you are in need of immediate northern Virginia HVAC repair, finding an experienced and honest HVAC technician to repair your system is vital. Unfortunately, all HVAC repair companies are not the same. Some are much better than others. Do not make the mistake of calling the first company you see listed in the phone book. A decision this important deserves some thorough research on your part. Here are some ways to go about finding a good HVAC repair company.
1. Read some reviews online
The Internet is incredibly useful for a multitude of tasks. Nowadays, you can find anything under the sun online. This includes a good HVAC repair company. There are a large amount of websites that provide detailed customer reviews of contractors and repair companies. These reviews are brutally honest and incredibly helpful. Take some time and read all of the reviews for the HVAC repair companies that are located in your area. You can then start to form some opinions about what companies to call and which ones to avoid at all costs.
2. Consult people who you respect
You most likely have people in your life whose opinions you value. If this is the case, ask these people if they know of any HVAC repair companies they can recommend to you. These people do not get anything out of recommending a specific company to you, so you can be certain that their motives are pure. Talk to people in your family, friends, neighbors and people you work with. Between all of these people, the odds are pretty good that you will be able to come away with the names of a few companies.
3. Research the companies
Once you have accumulated a list of company names, narrow down this list by finding out some important information about them. For starters, how long have these companies been repairing HVAC systems? Ideally, you want to hire a company that has been doing it for at least a few years. Are they licensed and insured? Make sure they have a license to perform HVAC repairs in your state. The insurance is important in case they are responsible for damaging your property.
Friday, March 13, 2015
If you have already completed your education in hotel management and are now working full time in the industry, you may be in the process of discovering what it takes to be a good hotel manager. Of course, the best place to get this information is by simply looking at those who have been successful hotel managers. These men and women have several characteristics in common, and the following are a few of the most important ones.
They pay attention to details Because the hotel industry is focused on customer service, it is the details of the day to day operation that can make the difference between a satisfied or unsatisfied customer. It can make the difference between a good or bad experience for each person staying at your hotel. This is true because every customer is going to be slightly different. What bothers one person may not bother another. The expectations that one individual has is likely different from the next. For example, if a customer values fast room service above all else but experiences extremely slow room service, the entire time spent at the hotel may be ruined, and this will hold true regardless of how well other aspects of the hotel’s service was. Detail oriented hotel managers attempt to make every aspect of a customer’s stay at the hotel to be equal to or exceed their expectations.
They have the ability to adapt to change Great managers have a policy that every employee should stick to; however, there will be moments when a manager must adapt. Changes to policy may need to be made at a moment’s notice to please a customer. Although not all customers can be accommodated in this way, some need to be, and it is up to a good hotel manager to know when to adapt to changing customer needs and when to stick with hotel policy. Adapting to customer demands is only one area of flexibility a manager must have. There will also be problems that will happen with hotel employees that can create temporary problems. A manager must be flexible and be innovative with solutions when these situations occur.
They stay on top of technological changes The hotel industry is not immune from changes in technology, so a good manager must be able to stay abreast of the latest technology that applies to the hotel business. Some of this may be directly related to equipment and software used by the hotels for booking and processing customer billing. Other technology will relate to equipment used by hotels such as door locks and Wi-Fi systems. In fact, much of the technological change seen in the hotel industry is customer driven, so part of staying in touch with technology is listening to your customers.
There are many successful hotel managers, such as Sid Vaikunta, to look at as role models for success.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
If you have ever held a conference or meeting through telecommute then you know that getting your numbers of attendees is a necessary evil. Since not everyone will participate enough to show numbers of members in the meeting Meetingmetrics.com will help you keep track of your attendees and gives you options to utilize such as 6 different surveys geared to be given pre-meeting or post-meeting.
Understanding your clients and employees needs
To better understand your clients needs or your employees concerns meeting metrics has several options to choose from to help you gain information and data about your meetings and how effective they are for your business. Their ROI surveys will tell you the benefits associated with your meeting and also give you a break down of the cost of your meeting. This is valuable information when it comes to scheduling another meeting for the future.
Real time data
With Meeting Metrics you are getting real time data that could help you advance and develop a better meeting session. It also helps you to budget for your next meeting by giving you the cost of the meeting and the attendance records and expectations from the clients or employees that attended.
Meeting Metrics is a great resource to have for your next meeting or conference. Why not utilize a proven program to maximize profits and employee participation in meetings.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
After years of perseverance and dedication in achieving his education goal DH is finally graduating this April with exemplary grades. He finally finished his degree in Secondary Education and hopes to teach this coming school year. We’re so proud of him and so his elder sister who contributed to making his dream comes true. She helped in financing his studies from Electronics Associate to a bachelor’s degree in Education.
Now she’s very proud that her little brother has his earned degree at his 40s. He proved that age doesn’t matter when it comes to fulfilling your goals and dreams in life. We’re very happy and proud of him and thinking of some nice gift for him like the class ring I saw online or his favorite accessory perhaps. Anyway he’s not expecting anything from me as he told me that supporting him on his years of studies is enough for him. Well I still want to give him something special for his big day.
Monday, March 2, 2015
One of the ways to add beauty and light to the home is by adding skylights. These are lights that are placed in the ceiling, and they can be added to any room of the home. They come in various shapes and sizes, and they are easy to install. Skylights are a way to cut down on the electric bill. When there is natural light shining into the room, then you won’t need to have the electric lights on, reducing the amount of energy that you use.
These lights provide an ambience that you won’t get from an artificial light. You can see the moon and stars during the day or watch as the rain falls on the glass. They allow rays of sunshine to flow inside the room, improving the mood of anyone in the room as there is sunlight instead of a light bulb. The sun’s rays will give almost a chandelier effect in the room as they glisten off the floor and walls. When it’s too hot or cold to go outside, you will still have part of the outdoors with you with the skylight. Another benefit is that the colors of the furniture and decorations in the home will be seen in a natural way instead of being shrouded by shadows and yellow bulbs. Click here to see pictures of skylights.