I started buying homes in our section of the Northwest about 20 years ago. The housing market was absolutely depressed so it was a nice time to buy property. I would check the paper or even the town auctions for abandoned or foreclosed homes in addition to slowly amassed a nice number of properties to rent out. Many needed work in addition to I started to build a nice group of contractors who could do unique repairs on our rental units. I had especially nice luck with the Heating & A/C contractor who often provided me a discount because I kept calling him to repair our several heating systems or air conditioning units. It seemed enjoy everyday that one tenant or another had some sort of emergency. If it was for a Heating & A/C issue I would call the company in addition to they would send a repair serviceman out abruptly to maintenance the units. The worst one I remember was a afternoon in the Fall when it was just between needing air conditioning in addition to the oil furnace. A long time tenant called me in addition to reported her AC was not absolutely working. I had our Heating & A/C company on speed dial in addition to they came abruptly to check on the air conditioning unit. After a few hours, I acquired a call from the repair guy saying that the device was most likely shot in addition to would need to be replaced. This is never nice news from a landlord viewpoint but what can you do. I said go ahead. He called me back in a few hours in addition to let me know that they were having a special deal of heating in addition to AC units if installed at the same time. The oil furnace in that device was absolutely old so I decided to spend even more money but figured it would offset another emergency down the road. The new Heating & 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 tenant stopped by our condo with a sizable plate of homemade cookies to show her appreciation for her new AC in addition to heating.