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Is a Wall Mounted Air Conditioner a Solid Investment?

Is a Wall Mounted Air Conditioner a Solid Investment?

A wall mounted air conditioner is used to cool a room down; in some cases depending on the size it may cool down many rooms. These are a great option when a window is not available to mount a window unit it.

They are also a perfect solution for commercial applications where a room is enclosed for a host of reasons. These types of units are the perfect solution for a host of applications. They come in many different sizes and can cool things down quickly and efficiently.

Where They Are Used

Many times you will see a wall mounted air conditioner in hotels, motels and inns. They are favored in this capacity because they give each guest the ability to regulate the temperature in their own rooms; this is a great feature that is much appreciated by the guests.

There are really large units that are mounted in commercial settings, or in office settings. They are used in rooms where high tech equipment is stored like servers and other necessary communication equipment.

The wall mounted air conditioner is set at a low enough temperature to keep the equipment from over heating. They are used in factories for the same purpose. Of course these are fairly large units that are meant to function in a specific area to keep things pretty cool.

In the home they are used to cool down specific zones or to keep a room cool that does not have the capacity for a window air conditioner. They are more powerful than a window unit many times and are preferred because they do not block the window and do not pose the risk of falling out of the window.

They are usually rather inconspicuous in the home. They are mounted near the ceiling where the most good is done cooling the air.

Purchasing

Obviously purchasing large units for commercial applications is a bit different than purchasing one for the home. You can purchase a wall mounted air conditioner for the home from many different sources. Most home improvement stores will carry them as seasonal items. You can also easily purchase one of these great units directly from the manufacturer in most cases online. There are many manufacturers that will sell directly to the public via their websites.

Many times theses websites will offer tech support for installation, how to videos and even an eight hundred number so you can talk to someone about installing your window mounted air conditioner.…

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When Window Decorating, Design Is Everything

When Window Decorating, Design Is Everything

However, I would suggest that there are two (often over looked) components that bare witness to the success of the project. First, is the type of decorating fabric selected for the window fashion; second, is the fabrication method used to construct the treatment. Let’s assume that the proper color analysis has been done, and that is not at issue. As someone who both designs window treatments and constructs them, I most often find that it is the incompatibility of fabric and design that can lead to unsatisfactory results and an unhappy customer. From my own experiences, here are examples of what to do, or not!

By type of fabric, it is meant: silks, damasks, jacquards, chenilles, chintz, velvets, linens, embroideries, small patterns, sheers, etc. – there are too many to list completely. In any category of fabric, the properties of weight and stability have to be taken into account when planning the design. For example, there are damasks that drape beautifully and are well suited to a lovely swag treatment, and there are damasks that would be too heavy and inflexible for this style but perfect for upholstery or perhaps a cornice. Silks, very lightweight, do best when they are left to soft folds and gathers. If you prefer a neatly pressed and tailored surround, then you will not be satisfied with silk unless it has, at the very least, been knit backed. The faux pas with Sheer fabrics is that they are not used nearly enough in homes today. I am not referring to the standard voile or batiste, but sheers and casements that sparkle when the sun shines through, have bold stripes of tone on tone or subtle texture. Layered or alone they can do more then open and close on a traverse rod. If weighted properly, they can look fantastic in many designs, from simple shades to elaborate arches. Chintz (very stable woven) is a classic for bed covers and rod pocket curtains, but then you may want to search for a hand printed chintz and keep the design simple. The formula is; edited design + exquisite fabric = gorgeous!

All-over patterns are versatile for most designs, because they do not have a true upright. They are wonderful for swag topped drapery panels, because the swag overlay can be cut on the bias without disrupting the overall look – and a swag cut on the bias is much happier! When designing with a solid, either cotton or a blend, the best recommendation is an added coordinating fabric banding or piping. This is the perfect place to add a bias stripe piping to update and customize. As for fabrics with a large pattern repeat, the design has to incorporate the area of the repeat that will be framed in the valance so that it looks balanced. If the pattern is too large for the scale of the picture frame, the design (or fabric) should be altered. So then the question arises, what comes first, the fabric or the design? Well, either really! If you are set on a particular design, then search for the fabric type that will suit it properly. Otherwise, if you have the “perfect” fabric, research or consult a pro for a flattering design plan.

The fabrication methods, or how-tos concerning the construction of a particular design, might vary from workroom to workroom, but professionals do adhere to standard practices and guidelines set forth by the WCAA. An expert craftsperson will often foresee potential problems and plan the design accordingly. But as with any custom project, unexpected situations arise (Believe me, fabrics have a mind of their own!), and it is most important that the workroom/designer handle these expediently. The most common mistakes that affect the professional quality of a custom window treatment are when; an incorrect lining is used, hems or facings are too narrow, seams show and are not pattern matched, valance long point and/or short point proportions are off, lining is droopy, a fabric stabilizer or interlining should have been used, the pattern was not cut true to grain. The design won’t look quite right if any of these problems occur. Hopefully, with proper planning, they can be avoided entirely.

The fabric type and construction techniques have to uphold the integrity of the custom design. If the fabric is inappropriate or the workroom specifications unclear, then you risk being unhappy with the final treatment. The experience does not have to be complicated. Rather, it requires proper planning, research and consult when you are in the creative process! It also requires more than home sewing skills/equipment, so get professional guidance if you want a truly custom appearance. Haste will only lead to waste of fabric, time, and money. Designing for windows should always be a success story!…

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Will Robbie Keane Be a Success at Celtic?

Will Robbie Keane Be a Success at Celtic?

The January transfer window never fails to throw up a surprise or two, and this year was no different following ex-Liverpool and Tottenham captain Robbie Keane’s move up north to Glasgow Celtic. While the transfer window was one of the quietest in recent years, Keane’s move was certainly the highlight. The big question that most people are asking now is ‘Will Robbie Keane be a success at Celtic?’

In my opinion, he most certainly can. While Keane is in the twilight of his career and has been very much on the sidelines of the Tottenham team for the last year, he still has enough quality to make an impact on a league that favours attacking football, and in a team that loves to play fluid, attacking football (this is mainly down to Celtic manager Tony Mowbray’s tactical approach to the game and his footballing philosophies).

Another reason why I feel Keane will be a huge success at Celtic is because the Scottish Premier League is nowhere near the standard of the English Premier League, so the teams that he’ll be up against won’t have players of anywhere near the same quality that he is used to. Couple this with the fact that Keane is a self-confessed boyhood Celtic fan, and he’ll have all the passion and desire to want to achieve great things. The move is totally understandable from Keane’s point of view, since no player likes sitting on the bench when they could be playing first team football every week for another team.…