Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Coastal Heat Pumps Victoria BC
Q: How much does a heat pump cost?
The typical cost of an installed ductless system with one heating/cooling zone ranges from $4000 to $6000.

However, for smaller homes, we have all-inclusive packages that start as low as $3900. Adding more capacity to the system will increase costs, as will the complexity of your home’s layout.

For an all-inclusive installed air source heat pump, our prices range from $6000 to $12,000, depending on the size of your house, backup heat source, quality of duct work, ventilation options, and a range of other factors.

If you’re worried about the initial cost, remember that an air source heat pump will usually pay for itself (through lower energy bills) within 3-5 years.
21 days ago
Software Testing: 101 Top Tips, Tricks and Strategies
“How can a professional manual tester who runs routine tests regularly become more creative? There are some useful pieces of advice that might be of help to any tester:

Find out what the software under test is not expected to be doing. Try those things out.
The ‘what if’ should become the leading question of the software research. So you are finding yourself in the middle of Apple Watch testing. How will it act if an iPhone it is paired to runs out of battery, etc.?
If you can do anything in the system (meaning it allows you to), do so without question and despite everything telling you shan’t do just that.
If possible, get the system (or device) under test out of your working premises and try it in a real environment.” – Guideline for Successful Software Testing in 2017, A1QA; Twitter: @A1QA_testing
testing  programming 
24 days ago
Does This House Have Good Water Pressure? - via @Redfin
Aim for water pressure that is 60-70 PSI.
Highmark set pressure to 50 PSI
4 weeks ago
Air conditioner in vinyl replacement windows
If your air conditioner is installed in a vinyl replacement window, think about using a wood reinforcement strip below the appliance to distribute its weight. An air conditioner is heavy enough to distort some vinyl replacement windows. Also, consider screwing L-brackets into the window channel rather than letting the unit rest against the window sash
5 weeks ago
Most Common Problems in Installing a Window Air Conditioner | Home Guides | SF Gate
When installing a window air conditioner, many people simply open the window, slide the air conditioner into it, and close the window as far as it will go. This installation method forces the window itself and the window sash to bear the weight of the air conditioning unit and could potentially damage the window. This is especially true with vinyl replacement windows, which can be easily broken or warped by a heavy air conditioner.
5 weeks ago
Need some advice install a AC window unit into a vinyl window. : HomeImprovement
You could take some wood (either 3/4", 1x or 2x stock...whatever is necessary for your height), cut it to fit in the window, and fit in between the ridges on the bottom of the frame, for example, between the inside edge of the window and the first ridge, it appears as if standard 2x stock would fit between the front edge and the first lip. Just cut down a 2x4 (or 2x2) to be about 1" tall and rest your AC on top of that.
5 weeks ago
Can I install an air conditioner in my Harvey vinyl windows?
You cannot rest the air conditioner directly on the vinyl sill. We suggest you put a 2 x 4 into the sill track that measures 1″ or 2″ higher than the sill so the air conditioner can rest on it
5 weeks ago
Nobody Knows What They're Doing
People are very good at recognizing disarray and incompetence on their side of the aisle, but they tend to think the other side is intimidatingly capable and unified and unburdened by scruples or normal human vulnerabilities.
5 weeks ago
Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | Aerogramme Writers' Studio
Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
5 weeks ago
The Indispensable Document for the Modern Manager | First Round Review
I like using 1:1s to check-in on how you’re doing, what you need from me, personnel issues, broad strategy questions that we can seed/discuss, miscellaneous activities like speaking events or other professional development, discussing concerns from what you shared in your written progress reports or holes in the reporting, me providing any missing context from the board or elsewhere, and bi-directional feedback. Reviews of results against plan should be in writing and other forums (e.g. Product Review, Pipeline Review, Customer Health Review, etc) as I’m likely one of many stakeholders that’s invested in the performance of your function. I believe peer accountability around performance is more powerful than accountability to me so it’s more important that you create transparency to those affected by your results, in addition to me.

“The questions to ask are simple: How’s it going? What’s hot? What feedback do you have for me? How can I support you? Are you happy here? These are open-ended inquires — invitations to say more,”
7 weeks ago
‘Smart’ water bottles are a thing now—should you buy one? -
Overall, the Ozmo smart cup delivered on its promise to help me drink more water throughout the day.
smart  water  bottle 
8 weeks ago
What To Do If Your Car Catches Fire - Autoblog
"If you've got an older vehicle, we tell people that after probably eight or nine years, it makes sense to drop comprehensive coverage because you'll probably be paying out more than what the vehicle is worth."
car  insurance  comprehensive 
8 weeks ago
Normal temp with exergen forehead scanner? - BabyCenter
Above 37.2 is low grade fever

"Yes. The average range is 96.5- 98.9 c.
Some people will say anything up to 100.4 is acceptable but anything over 99c is considered a low grade fever and just needs watching."
fever  thermometer 
9 weeks ago
Fever and temperature taking - Caring for Kids
Normal tympanic temperature range: 35.8°C to 38°C
9 weeks ago
My Favourite Secret Weapon – strace – zwischenzugs
strace (or its Solaris equivalents, truss dtruss) is a tool that tells you which operating system (OS) calls your program is making.
strace  programming 
9 weeks ago
Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs – Actualize – Medium
Atomic CSS ignores these objects altogether and uses re-usable single purpose utility classes to style each element. So instead of something like <button class="search-form__button">Search</button>, you would have something like <button class="f6 br3 ph3 pv2 white bg-purple hover-bg-light-purple">Search</button>.
css  programming 
10 weeks ago
Blinds / Solar Shades: Are Hunter Douglas worth the price premium over budget brands? : BuyItForLife
Go with the private label products from They're usually chosen from the best manufacturer based on the product line. I'd suggest cordless cellular shades since they combine ease, safety, energy efficiency, and color choices. also happens to be the best deal out there for window treatments.
10 weeks ago
How to Fix a Gap in an Outside Door | Home Guides | SF Gate
if your door hinges are on the left side of your door and the gaps appear in the upper left side or lower right side of the door, you must shim the bottom hinge.
11 weeks ago
Understanding the npm dependency model
Well, dependency isolation works great when a package’s dependencies are purely implementation details, never observable from outside of a package. However, as soon as a package’s dependency becomes exposed as part of its interface, dependency isolation is not only subtly wrong, it can cause complete failure at runtime.
node  dependencies  programming 
11 weeks ago
How can I optimize GraphViz output width? - Stack Overflow
unflatten -f -l 4 -c 6 | ccomps -x | dot | gvpack | neato -Tpng -n2 -o extends.png; open extends.png
ccomps -x | dot | gvpack | neato -Tpng -n2 -o extends.png; open extends.png
11 weeks ago
Async operations using redux-saga – freeCodeCamp
- fork performs a non-blocking operation on the function passed.
- take pauses until action received.
- race runs effects simultaneously, then cancels them all once one finishes.
- call runs a function. If it returns a promise, pauses the saga until the promise is resolved.
- put dispatches an action.
- select Runs a selector function to get data from the state
- takeLatest means we are going to execute the operations, then return only the results of the last one call. If we trigger several cases, it’s going to cancel all of them except the last one.
- takeEvery will return results for all the calls triggered.
redux  programming  sagas 
11 weeks ago
Configure custom modules resolve folder – IDEs Support (IntelliJ Platform) | JetBrains
As a workaround I'd suggest marking 'app' folder as resource root - right-click it and choose Mark Directory As/Resource root
pycharm  javascript 
11 weeks ago
Redux nowadays : From actions creators to sagas – Riad Benguella
Let’s use Sagas instead of action creators to load todos:

import { call, put } from 'redux-saga';
function* loadTodos() {
yield put({ type: 'FETCHING_TODOS' });
const todos = yield call(fetch, '/todos');
yield put({ type: 'FETCHED_TODOS', payload: todos });
redux  sagas  programming 
11 weeks ago
Using redux-saga To Simplify Your Growing React Native Codebase
When I converted to redux-saga, suddenly my:

components became simpler
action creators pared down to next-to-nothing
reducers didn’t change at all
flow control was now isolated & testable
redux  saga  programming 
11 weeks ago
Redux Saga: The Future is 1975
These two libraries are particularly symbiotic, since React can be a pure function of state => view, only caring about producing the right presentational content based on state, and Redux is a pure function of action => state serving as the one source and controller of state in your app.
react  redux  sagas  programming 
11 weeks ago
Understanding Generator Functions & Using Redux Saga - YouTube
A saga is like a separate thread responsible for just side effects. Can handle and dispatch redux actions. Handles calling next for you.

Convention: Watchers and workers. Watchers watch actions and assign to workers. They are in main root saga. Workers process code and do actions.

takeEvery: Do worker saga every time action comes in.

takeEvery: Do worker saga every time action comes in, cancelling prior worker sagas in progress.

call: Runs a function. If it returns a Promise, pauses the saga until the promise is resolved.

put: Dispatches an action to Redux.

Others: take. fork, select, race, spawn, join, cancel.

- action creators are pure
- isolate side-effect code to a single area of the application
redux  programming  sagas 
11 weeks ago
AgileBits Blog | Terraforming 1Password
This is why so many companies today switched from updating their infrastructure manually and embraced Infrastructure as Code. With Infrastructure as Code, the hardware becomes software and can take advantage of all software development best practices. When we apply these practices to infrastructure, every server, every database, every open network port can be written in code, committed to GitHub, peer-reviewed, and then deployed and updated as many times as necessary.
terraform  programming 
11 weeks ago
When is it okay to spend extra money on items?
Use something daily, or for long periods of time at once? It makes more sense to spring more for it than it does for something you’ll lose only a few times a year.
spending  quality 
11 weeks ago
Tech and Culture Musings: The Three
1. If you're right, you have a holy duty to help others see it. 2. Can't make people do stuff, just communicate and enforce consequences. 3. Stop, listen, help people with what they need.
lessons  programming 
12 weeks ago
So you are a Senior Engineer. Now what? – Shem Magnezi – Medium
1. Technical skills 2. Improve company processes 3. Align with other teams 4. Mentoring
programming  leadership 
12 weeks ago
Nathan Barry on Twitter: "The number one rule for those creating anything worthwhile: It will take significantly longer than you think."
The number one rule for those creating anything worthwhile: It will take significantly longer than you think.
12 weeks ago
Laminate Flooring Installation Guidelines and Methods
A 6-Mil Polyethylene film over concrete subfloor is required or appropriate
12 weeks ago
Common Mistakes Installing Laminate Flooring | NALFA®
Cover all concrete slabs, regardless of grade level, with a non-recycled resin 6-mil polyethylene film as a vapor retarder.
laminate  flooring 
12 weeks ago
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