I started buying homes in our area of the Northwest about 20 years ago. The housing market was actually depressed so it was a nice time to buy property. I would check the paper or even the city auctions for abandoned or foreclosed homes as well as slowly amassed a nice number of properties to rent out. Many needed work as well as I started to build a nice group of contractors who could do particular repairs on our rental units. I had especially nice luck with the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C contractor who often gave me a discount because I kept calling him to service our many heating systems or A/C units. It seemed appreciate everyday that a single renter or another had some sort of emergency. If it was for a Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C issue I would call the contractor as well as they would send a service professional out quickly to repair the units. The worst a single I remember was a afternoon in the Fall when it was just between needing A/C as well as the gas furnace. A long time renter called me as well as reported her AC was not toiling. I had our Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C contractor on speed dial as well as they came quickly to check on the A/C unit. After a few hours, I acquired a call from the service man saying that the equipment was most likely shot as well as would need to be replaced. This is never nice news from a landlord viewpoint however what can you do. I said go ahead. She called me back in a few hours as well as let me guess that they were having a special deal of heating as well as AC units if installed at the same time. The gas furnace in that equipment was actually seasoned so I decided to spend even more currency however figured it would offset another emergency down the road. The modern Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C was installed the next afternoon, when I acquired the bill I was ecstatic to see an additional discount for being a nice customer. Later that afternoon our renter stopped by our cabin with a important plate of homemade cookies to show her appreciation for her modern AC as well as heating.