Don’t you don’t hate for it when those telemarketers call your personal landline? Or even worse, nowadays they are also able to call your cell phone! You get all kinds of crap calls, but the ones I entirely can’t sit is those stupid heating and cooling company telemarketers! They call and try to sell you heating and cooling replacements, heating and A/C duct cleaning, and even dare to try to hardell heating and A/C maintenance here in the southwest! I mean, duh, just think about it: if you live in the southwest, wouldn’t you have your own heating and cooling company to do all your maintenance? I know I do, and everyone else I know out here does! How in the world these morons even get purchasers are beyond me… And also, most of the time, if you ever notice, the heating and A/C companies are all these unknown ones… No record, no reviews, not even a BBB registration or rating! These people believe I’m going to hire them over my local quality heating and A/C company? They got another thing coming! I constantly tell them to take myself and my family off their calling list, but do they listen? Never! I swear, my ultimate fantasy would be to just get a sizable ball of crap and bomb their call center with it! Their air quality would go right to the toilet. Not even one of their air purification systems would be able to help them! Maybe then, they’d stop calling myself and others every other week, at all hours of the day, with the same boring sales pitch. I care about my local heating and cooling company, and that’s who I’m staying with!
When I was a lot younger, I aspired to be an opera singer. I had the voice, and I actually could knock out a mean Pagliacci, and I could sing most of Madame Butterfly arias, even though I had one big problem. I couldn’t sing in front of people. Then I got older and I wanted to be a graphic artist. My problem with being a graphic artist is that I have this fantastic concept in my mind, but when it was put down on paper, it looked like my first year of elementary school. Everything looks like badly drawn rabbits, a poorly drawn map. I guessed that I needed to find something else to do. Now I am a writer. I have written several books, and I’ve made enough money that I want to build my spouse and I a new house, and design the perfect entryway and office. I never actually put much thought to my office, except that I want it light and airy. I was looking at some new designs in the interior design magazine, but they are chrome and glass, and that just isn’t me. I loved the Desert Eclectic Home styling look. Everything was comfortable, and they had such elegant color contrast. I have a substantial place to call my office, and I can have people hang out with me. It is like a small apartment. Even without the new home, I could just redesign my office. I love the new paintings and the airy feel of my Desert Eclectic Home office. I didn’t need any custom furniture or new window treatments. I just got what I liked that was comfortable.
When we started looking for new furniture for our kitchen, my hubby laughed at me. I had always dreamed of having a glamorous kitchen. Even though the size was there, it just didn’t suit our personalities. We had a medium oak hardwood on the floors, and I decided to match the bed and dressers to the flooring. I had this corner part that appeared useless, but my hubby told me the neighbor could do some chaletetry labor in that area, and I would have it for our linens. It looked marvelous when she was done. I loved the crawl space that was in every room, and I had the builders put hardwood inside them. I thought they were great for storage, and I wanted them to be finished so it could be a play room of sorts. They were almost five feet high plus ten feet deep, plus there were lights. I found some cozy house furniture that fit perfectly. Our granddaughter loved playing in there. With some airflow, she had a lot of fun. The crawlspace on the other side of the room, we had put a small bed that was perfect for a three year old. She felt like she was a little queen. I joined her for tea parties in one side, and when my hubby was working, we had sleepovers on the other side. We even painted fake windows on the end of the rooms, and she picked out material so I could craft drapery for her windows. She loved her own special rooms, and I had a blast helping her to decorate them!
I recently remodeled the master bedroom in our home. I tore the room right down to the bare studs and started over. This gave me the chance to update the electrical wiring, add insulation to the walls, and completely renovate the look of the space. Because I wanted to get every detail just right, I decided to consult with a custom furniture maker. I was a little surprised by the wide range of services they offered. No only did they completely build the bed frame, nightstands, dressers, chairs and a divan to my specifications, they also handled the bedding and window treatments. Since the draperies and bedding is the finishing touch that serves both function and aesthetics, it was very important to me. I’d looked at numerous stores and online, but couldn’t find anything that suited my taste or met my requirements for quality. Through custom design, higher standards of materials and expert craftsmanship, the furniture shop was able to create the room I’d envisioned. The design specialist took exact measurements, and each item was tailored to the perfect dimensions. And, there were nearly endless options for fabrics, texture, color and style. I worked closely with several in-home designers and seamstresses to both get ideas and achieve my goals. I ended up going with upholstered walls, because they not only create an elegant look, but absorb sound, reduce drafts, and help with energy savings. The master bedroom is now far warmer in winter, cooler in the summer, and a welcoming and comfortable space. I am delighted with the look of it, and I sleep much better at night.
It took me a lot of time, effort and savings to finally to be able to open a custom furniture shop in my local city. I dedicated months to simply finding the perfect building to house my business. I not only wanted a location which was easily accessible from the highway, with great parking, but a space that would accommodate both a workroom as well as showroom. I have a team of craftsmen who work with me to design and create custom solutions to suit personal taste. Most often, clients come in with nothing more than an idea of what they want. My custom furniture shop provides the resources to realize just about any vision, customizing everything from a single piece of furniture to the entire home. We take a personalized approach and use a hands-on process to deliver a unique and ideal end result. It is much more satisfying to design a room to serve your requirements, tastes and goals, rather than settle for whatever happens to be for sale at a local store. At my custom furniture shop, we create each piece from scratch and always in-house, making sure it serves both form and function, complimenting your decor yet residing up to long-term usage. While custom furnishings are a considerably more expensive than generic alternatives, you are paying for exceptional quality. We utilize only the finest materials in every phase of the process, never settling for pressboard, veneers, or sub typical fabrics. Each project is completed with an attention to detail and according to your exact specifications. We offer complimentary design consultation with the purchase of any house furnishings. Our showroom is vast, offering a wide range of choices to either choose from or offer inspiration.
Once I made it to 40 years of age, my health and weight became an obsession for me. When I was younger, I never had to worry about my body. I was naturally thin, some would even say skinny. Either way, I could eat what I want plus not have to worry about gaining any weight. I wasn’t a slouch–I enjoyed being active. I would take several mile hikes, ride my bike all evening plus swim without a chop for hours. However, it was consistently for the purpose of fun–never about burning calories or building muscle. Now working out is about serious weight loss plus toning. During the winter, I don’t want to slow down completing my exercise routine. I found that installing in floor radiant heating mats was the perfect solution to help me stay motivated. I had two options: electric in floor heating or a hydronic furnace. The hydronic plan focuses on a identifiable section where the pipes need to be distributed plus used to bury them in concrete, then you connect them to either a boiler, oil, or even a heat pump. The electric in floor heating plan is less complicated. The electrical cable is enclosed in the mat plus ready for use. It doesn’t take any special replacement plus is as easy as laying tile. Both systems are discreet plus produces a nice heat, but the hydronic plan requires special space for units to heat the circulating fluid. I had the electric in floor heating plan installed in a single of our spare living rooms that I had converted to my workout space. Now I do yoga without leaving our beach house and exercise in complete comfort.
It’s so good to experience a refreshing cool rain after a hot Summer day. At the beginning of Summer both of us experience a lot of rain. It is even pretty predictable, the day begins with temperatures climbing into the 90s by eleven o’clock. As expected, around 3 o’clock the clouds begin to form and darken the skies. Just like that, the sky opens up with all of the moisture that it seems to have been saving in addition to lets it go. It feels as though our whole county is going through an open air car wash. I take advantage of such mild temperatures by opening up the all the windows in our cabin as well as the front in addition to back doors. Since both of us don’t need to use the cooling plan during the rain, I use this time to get our cooling system service. I acquired this lesson during the last Summer when I didn’t get our AC plan service before using it. I heard a light flapping sound coming from the air conditioner system unit. At the time, It was still functioning good blowing cool air in addition to keeping the cabin at a comfortable temperature. However, after about a week of this, the sound increased in addition to the air wasn’t so cool anymore. I finally called a central air conditioning service provider to repair our system. She explained that the noise that I was initially hearing was a frayed belt. Since, I didn’t get service it repaired instantly, it completely broke, which resulted in the louder noise in addition to less functioning capability of the air conditioner system. So now during our mild rainy season, I have our air conditioner system tested respectfully.
Last week, I went over to my friend’s place to hang out. When I showed up and came inside, I noticed that it was very hot in the house. I very quickly asked him if you could lower the thermostat to turn up the air conditioner, and he said that was not possible. He told me that last week his HVAC system decided to give up the ghost. He had already scheduled an appointment for a repair, but the HVAC company was booked for a few days.I asked him how we would then manage to hang out comfortably, and he said his basement was significantly cooler than the rest of the house.I was skeptical, but when we went down to the basement my mind quickly changed. Somehow, despite the heat outside, the basement was indeed cooler than the rest of the house.I live in an apartment and have never really lived in a house with a basement, so I was not familiar with this concept.I told him he was lucky to have this place to go to beat the heat. He said he was not too keen on footing the bill for repair or replacement of his HVAC system, but that I really needed to get done. He said it would get way too hot when he tried to cook meals in the kitchen so he was often grilling outside.I thought that was a smart, move even though of course it was still quite hot outside. We hung out in the basement for the rest of the day and night, played some video games, and watched some funny movies. We also cooked out for dinner. I must say that even though my friends air conditioner was not working we still managed to have a good time in his cool basement.
I was so sad when my uncle Ted died. He was a wonderful man and a big part of our lives. keep taught me various things that I’ve never forgotten. At his funeral, we were surprised to find that the air conditioning was not working at all. It was quite hot, and everybody was sweating profusely. When I asked what on Earth was going on with the HVAC system I was told that there was someone already working on it. I thought to myself that he really needed to hurry up because we were all very uncomfortable. We had to continue on, to give respect to my uncle Ted. I was not happy when I saw that some people were actually getting up to leave.I even shouted that it was disrespectful to leave and that the A/C repairman was working on the problem. As soon as I said that, as if by some miracle the air conditioning kicked on. The people were leaving decided to sit back down. I did kind of feel sorry for them, they did have kids to worry about and it had been very uncomfortable. Shortly after the air conditioning kicked on though, everything was nice and cool again. I was glad Uncle Ted got the respect he deserved.
Can I just say that I do not like rats? I recognize that rats are the greatest pain in the butt that there is! My hubby calls them trash rodents, and that’s because they are always getting into our trash and spreading it all over our yard, guess who has to pick everything up? That’s right, me! They make me so mad. They also make our dog bark all the time because she sees them out in the trash and she goes crazy. Once she got into a fight with one, and my husband and I ended up having to take him to the vet because the evil little critter scratched him. Now, they are giving me a whole new. Somehow or other, a whole family of rats has made their way into our attic. They are all moved in, nice and snug, into one of our large air conditioning ducts. The air conditioning duct is strategically placed so it completely bisects the entire house. So the rats go back and forth, back and forth, all day long. I should say all evening long, since they are nocturnal, you can hear their little sharp claws skittering and scratching on the metal ventilation ducts throughout the whole evening, but I can’t stand hearing that sound on the air conditioning ducts! It gives me the shivers up my spin! Plus I can’t sleep knowing that there is a wild creature up in my ventilation system moving through my house! What kind of fur and vermin was my family breathing in through the air vents downstairs? What a pain and trouble. Tomorrow I’m calling pest control. Following that call with an emergency call to our local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C dealer. I need to remove some rats and get our ductworks cleaned out.
My wife and I bought and remodeled a really old historic home last year when the interest rates were really low and made the home very affordable. The plan was to remodel the house and then sell it for a profit to a family. However I ended up loving the place so much that our family moved in and now it’s our home. One of the hardest parts about updating a fifty year old home similar to ours is getting the a modern heating and air conditioning system. The house had a fifty year old gas furnace, a wood-burning stove, and more than one fireplace! What it didn’t have was a fantastic ventilation system, replaced air duct systems, or air conditioning of any kind. Luckily for us, my Uncle Joe owns his own heating, ventilation and A/C corporation here in our home town. Uncle Joe told us that since I’m his number one niece, he would do all of the labor on updating our heating, ventilation and A/C plan in the newly remodeled house for us at his cost. So really, we just had to pay for the new gas furnace, the new air duct, and the central air unit. Uncle Joe did all of the installation for us for free! I’m so lucky to have a professional Heating and Air Conditioning worker in my family, especially since I’m her number one family member! Who knows how much it would’ve cost us to get all of that Heating and Air Conditioning equipment replaced in this old beautiful house? Now that it’s done, though, the house is amazing. I’m so ecstatic that every one of us saw through the work to the potential that it had, because now it really feels enjoy home.
I am the chocolate cookie monster. I like just about every kind of chocolate cookie, and if I could eat them for every meal without damaging my physical health, I would. I don’t mind store purchased chocolate cookies, but they never seem to compare to my mom’s fresh homemade recipe. I didn’t have an oven for over several years because ours broke from being over use, we didn’t have the extra finances to purchase another one at the time. Three months ago, my husband purchased me an oven and surprised me with it on my 40th birthday. It was actually the best gift I’ve ever gotten for my birthday. Ever since I have gotten the oven, I have been baking cookies just about everyday. There are only three people in our family, so we can’t possibly eat all the chocolate cookies that I make, so my son takes them to our neighbors. I like chocolate cookies, so I like baking, but baking in my little apartment kitchen often is entirely frustrating because it gets quite warm and uncomfortable. I always have fans blowing the hot air outside and other fans blowing into the kitchen to try and keep the room cool enough, but it just doesn’t work. I told my husband about it, and he said he would look into getting me a small AC that would fit in the window of our little apartment kitchen. Last Monday he came home from work that night with an AC under under arm and ingredients for chocolate cookies in the other. He installed the AC unit, and now the little apartment kitchen stays cool no matter how long I bake for. I am so cheerful that I can do all my chocolate cookie baking and be comfortable at the same time.
When my hubby and I bought our home, both of us were so pleased with how airy the space is. There were vaulted ceilings in addition to ceiling fans in all rooms. We didn’t need to run the air conditioning very much. I soon realized it was because the heat rose to the ceiling. Despite the ceiling fans which were to high to clean, both of us still couldn’t keep any heat near the floor. The other problem was that all the smells in the house, were also pulled up to the rafters where it seemed to hang out much like smog over a city. I knew both of us had to do something, although I didn’t recognize what. When the Heating and A/C company came in to maintain our air conditioning, I told him about this problem. She just said ewww in addition to stating that makes for bad air quality. She said running the air conditioning, in addition to installing an air purification plan would help to remedy the problem and it would improve our air quality. Both of us discussed the media air cleaner, in addition to the Pure Air Filter system. It was a bit too extravagant, but considering how well it filtered the air in addition to getting rid of all dirt, dust and bacteria, it seemed that it would be our better choice. It has been about a month now and our personal smog has gone. Both of us can totally notice the difference in the air quality. Because the smells are gone, there is no smog hanging out at the ceiling, in addition to there is no more humidity in our air.
Waiting is never an simple job, however as my grandmother always said, “waiting teaches patience.” I absolutely lack patience in everything because I do my absolute best to try to make sure that I never have to wait for anything, I’m well prepared. If I were to name one thing that I believe I need to dedicate more time to, it is having patience! My spouse’s recent job has actually been helping to teach me patience. I get out of my job at 4:00 everyday, be he gets out of his job at 5:30. Right now, because the two of us only have one car right now, I have to sit in the parking lot and wait for an hour and a half for him to finish work. The first morning of many, was actually the hardest because, once we were in the car leaving for work, my spouse and I realized that the A/C in the car wasn’t blowing cool air anymore. Of course, we didn’t have time to look at it before we went to work, so that day as I was waiting for him, I had to sit in the car with no cool AC. It was awful, eventually, I asked her employer if I would sit in my spouse’s private office with him as he finished up her calls for the morning, she said it would be fine, however not to make a habit of it. Thankfully, the following morning was Saturday, and both my spouse and I had the weekend off. It was great to learn that all the A/C needed was a charge and it was blowing chilly air once again. Since then, I have waited at in front of his office for him several times, but I try not to complain because I remember just how miserable being patient was without AC.
My friends and I wanted to do something special this year for Christmas instead of going to the beach for winter break. Since it was our senior year at university, we undoubtedly wanted one last big hurrah, so we chose to rent a nice lodge in the mountain valley. My buddy Anne made the reservation because her dad works as a travel agent. We got an unbelievable price and a fantastic location. We knew there was a fireplace for heat, however the travel agency assured us there would be plenty of cut firewood. Instead of central heat, we had the fireplace to keep us warm. In addition, each of the single rooms had a small space furnace to help out. The night we arrived, the outdoor temperatures were dropping into the tens. We used all of our wood before we even knew it. Anne and I did not want to split firewood while we were on vacation, but luckily, the rental came with a list of services to call in an emergency. One of the numbers listed was a man to call for firewood, whose name was James. We called James several times before he finally answered the phone. For only twenty-five dollars, James could give us a huge load of firewood. We agreed to pay for the wood and scheduled the delivery. When James arrived with the firewood we invited him inside. He helped us begin a fire in the fireplace, and chatted with us for several hours. We were so thrilled to have more heat for our lodge.
I was residing in my parents beach house for awhile before they decided to sell the house entirely. They had been living in the south, since they had retired many years ago. They wanted to get rid of the house so they could use the money for some repairs to their new home. I had been residing in the beach house for several years, even though my parents had been warning about the sale for two months. I knew it was coming, although I hoped they would supply me with a little more time. Literally the next week, my parents began showing the beach house to a few local realtors. Things were progressing hastily, and it was obvious that I needed to find somewhere to rent. After searching through the internet, I started to realize that I was not ready to move. First of all, I did not have enough money saved, which led to the problem that I could not afford anything where I was currently residing. That meant spending more money, or moving further from my current job. I found several favorable choices, which made this a hard decision. I chose the apartment that was more fancy, because it had central heat in addition to A/C. Most of the rentals that were cheaper had a window air conditioner in addition to wall heaters. I did not want to spend the summer months without any air conditioning, so I had no choice but spend the extra money each month. After several months, I had to break down and look for a roommate. I could not afford to spend money for the heat in addition to A/C and still buy groceries for myself. I could barely keep up with the rent.
My husband recently finished his Tour of Duty with the military. I don’t know if I really ever expected him to quit the Army until he retired, but he finally gave it up. We had been married for over ten years, and I was glad to finally be going home. My parents were so glad to have us coming home, because they finally got to be grandparents. They wanted to babysit for us while we found jobs, and they even helped us to find a home before we returned. My husband was so glad they were willing to help us so much. Being a teacher, I found a job in a daycare center. My husband had worked with the Army contractors, and he had been doing a lot of HVAC work. He wasn’t really thinking about going back into HVAC work, but it seemed that was all that was hiring. After a couple of weeks, he decided to put in some application to the local HVAC companies. He finally got a call from a small local HVAC company that was family owned. He was the only one in the company that wasn’t part of the family, but he fit in since they were all veterans. He loved working for the company and he was proud to be able to help support his family. After a couple of months, he was given a raise and a promotion. When they saw how good he was when it came to working in large corporate buildings, the owner was quick to take advantage of his training.
When I finally finished my tour of duty with the military, all I wanted to do was to finally go home and have a real life with my family. I had been married for almost fifteen years, but we hadn’t spent much time together. I had spent the entire fifteen years in the Army. My sons were in their early teens, and I didn’t really know either of them. I think they were all glad to have me home, but I needed to find a job. I wanted to be able to support my family with a civilian job. During my tour in the Army, I had worked with an Army contractor and I worked with the HVAC equipment. It wasn’t something that I really wanted to do when I got out of the Army, but it seemed like it was the only job that was available. As much as I didn’t want a HVAC job, I couldn’t help but to put in my application to several of the companies. When I was offered a job by one of the local companies that was family owned, I accepted. They offered me an amazing wage and a business truck to take back and forth to work. Within the first couple of weeks, I saw how well the paychecks were helping the family. We were getting along better than I could have dreamed and my sons were proud of my working as a HVAC technicians. I soon got a good raise and a promotion. They had me working with some of the AC contractors, just as soon as I opened up and told them what I was doing when I was in the Army. I know that I will be making a great life for my family.
When my husband was finally finished with his military, he and I decided it was time to move home. We had spent our entire marriage, touring the world while I waited for him to return home. Our boys were now eight and ten, and neither of them had been in the United States, and they didn’t know their grandparents. His parents found us a lovely home that was about ten miles away from where they lived. We moved in within a month after he was released, and we love the area. The boys are finally getting to know their grandma and grandpa, but my husband was in need of finding a job. He had been putting in applications, but other than HVAC jobs, he wasn’t really qualified for anything else. When he was in the military, all he did was service HVAC systems. He finally accepted a job with a local HVAC company that was family owned. He got along well with the owner, and they offered him a good salary and commission. He only worked there for about three months when they gave him a good raise, and a promotion. He now spends much of his time working on HVAC system in professional buildings. He does a great job wherever he goes, and he has built an amazing reputation for himself. My husband is now working in a training capacity with other HVAC techs. He is loving his job, and we are all so glad to finally be where we can call home.
Having independence for the first time is great! When I finally got the opportunity to get my first apartment I was more than thrilled. I had just spent the last six years living in a dorm at college and wanted the opportunity to have my own space. It took me a couple of months to find an apartment that was in a good location and that I could afford, but I finally found one in a building just outside of town that was convenient for me to get to work as well. The layout of the apartment was great and it even had a spare room I could use as a home office, however, the view from my apartment was less than desirable. The building I was in was about three stories higher than the one next door and when I looked out my windows all I saw was the commercial HVAC units on the building next door. The apartment was affordable because of the lack of a view, so I really couldn’t complain. The other problem was the fact that when I open my windows all I could hear was the motors inside these big units. I ended up purchasing special window treatments that would block out some of the noise and just purchased extra lighting for the apartment so I didn’t have to look at the large units. Thankfully my apartment did come with heat and air conditioning so I didn’t have to worry about getting fresh air. Maybe after I’m working for a couple of years I will be able to afford an apartment with a better view, but for now, I’m happy to be living on my own.
After Finishing my Tour of Duty with the military, I didn’t really know what I was going to do with my life. My wife and I had been married for 10 years, and we had two small sons who had traveled to four different destinations in their short lives. My wife and I decided to settle down about 15 minutes away from my parents. They were happy to have me close, and wanted to know their grandchildren much better. My parents offered to sit with the boys anytime we needed. I started looking for a civilian job, and found a surprising career working on A/C units. I learned how to work on heating and A/C units in the military, but I was hoping to find a different career as a civilian. There were so many different heating and A/C suppliers hiring in our area, so it was hard not to hand in several applications. I had several heating and A/C suppliers contact me for an interview, and I chose to go to work for a small family-owned heating and A/C firm. They offered me a decent wage, and a company truck. My wife and I were happy to have a steady paycheck coming in each week. After 6 months, the heating and A/C supplier decided to give me a pay raise and a job promotion. Nowadays, I spend most of my time performing quality checks on our other heating and A/C technicians. This type of work has provided a very nice life for my wife and my children.
Recently I became a new father. It was a glorious event for my wife and I, but I wasn’t ready for the added noise and flurry of activity that came with it. We had a two bedroom home and I now had to give up my office so the baby had a room. I worked from home more often than I went into the office, and I needed my home office. I knew I couldn’t continue to work in the bedroom, because of the noise, and there wasn’t anyplace else that I could go. I went up to the attic, but it was just too hot up there to be able to work. I checked all over the attic, but there was no way that I could even connect into the central air conditioning system. The ductwork didn’t go up here, and I couldn’t afford to put in new ductwork. I was doing some research online, and I came across a ductless mini split AC unit. It seemed like the perfect solution to the problem with the attic. I had to put in some insulation before I put in the ductless AC unit, but that didn’t seem like a big deal. I talked to my wife, but she was so busy with the baby, that I don’t think she really heard me. Yesterday, I came home from work, and there was a card with a huge bow on top of it. It was an arrow that told me to go in that direction. I followed about ten arrows before I arrived in the attic. There was several rolls of insulation, wallboard, and a ductless mini split AC unit, with a huge card that read, Happy Baby Arrival.
After our child was born, I noticed that my husband was really anxious around the house. He had used the spare room as his office for several years. When our little girl was born, he suddenly had no place of his own, to go and do his work. He was working in the kitchen, or wherever he was able to get away from the the noise. I started looking into the feasibility of having a small playhouse type of structure built in our backyard. I was already aware of a cooling system called the ductless mini split AC system, and I knew it would be perfect for the size building that I am considering. It would be a great birthday present for my husband, and I know he would appreciate the opportunity to be able to get away from the house and the baby. Last week, I called my brother and I asked him what it would take to put the building up over a weekend, while my husband was on a fishing trip with his dad. We needed to have it well insulated, and with the mini split AC, he would still have his window free. I also wanted it to be connected to the garage by a small covered walkway and the doors, so he didn’t have to be outside walking around in the dark and in inclement weather. My brother told me that he knows of the perfect structure and I ordered the ductless mini split AC unit. I can’t wait to surprise him with his own office next weekend.
My wife and I have this fair sized house, but it only has two bedrooms. We recently had our first child, and I have to give up my office in the spare room, so we can use it for the baby’s room. A part of me is overjoyed because now I may be able to add a room onto the house and have my own office area. I’m thinking about adding it off the kitchen. I won’t be able to hear all of the noise that is going on in the house. I also won’t be able to put in traditional HVAC, because there is no room for the air ducts in the size of room that I am planning. I really only want a small area, but I still need to have air conditioning. My wife isn’t so sure about putting in a new room because of the added expense, but I told her how much we would be spending, and she said I have to keep it in the budget. Now that I need to add air conditioning, I’m not so sure about my budget. I did find a ductless mini split AC unit that seems to be ideal for what I want. I’m thinking that it would be perfect for me to put into my little office. The mini split AC is guaranteed to be efficient and quiet. I looked at the cost, and my room will still come in under budget. I know the mini split AC would be perfect for me, and now I just have to get her approval.
I am using my baby as the reason to be able to do renovations to my loft space. I told her that we could use more space since we had the baby. We had two bedrooms, but the baby was taking up the second room, and now I needed more space for my office. The loft over the garage seemed like the ideal place to put my new office area. My wife is a bit put out by what the cost of the renovations could be. She told me that it would be too expensive to put air conditioning in the loft in the garage. This got my wheels running, and I went on a mission to prove her wrong about the AC. I didn’t need central HVAC, because the area was much too small. I just needed a small air conditioner, but I really didn’t want a window AC unit. They were always in the way. They took up the window and you didn’t have the ability to get fresh air. They were also inefficient, and they ran continually. I finally found the perfect solution. I found the ductless mini-split AC unit. It hung on the wall, and it was perfect for the space that I had. I didn’t have to run it when I wasn’t in the loft, because it only took minutes for it to cool off the space. It was quiet and fairly inexpensive. I think if I can prove that adding the mini split AC unit would keep us well within our budget, she won’t have any qualms about allowing me to turn the loft into my office. I will be ecstatic because I won’t have the noise in the house to stop me from working.
If ever there was a reason for me to renovate my house it would be because of my new baby! My husband and I just had our first child, and we are feeling like we could use some more space. We have a two bedroom house, but we could use one more room so that we could have an office space. I would like to build a small house in our back yard, but my husband is concerned about how much it would cost. One thing he mentioned was that it would cost a lot of money to get an air conditioner out there. After he mentioned that to me I started researching different types of A/C units so that we would have a better idea of what the costs could be. I found that there are some really affordable options for small spaces. The one I thought was the best value was the ductless mini-split air conditioner. These have a very sleek design, and they can be mounted directly onto the wall of a house. In my opinion, they look much, much nicer than a window unit. If my husband and I can use one of these A/Cs to keep our project under budget I would be very excited. I think that our projects is feasible, and I would like to have it done by the end of the year. An office space on our property would be really useful and it would allow us to separate our work from our personal life. I think my husband will be on board after hearing about my wonderful A/C idea!
Maybe I am a bit overboard when it comes to my doggies, but I can’t help it. I probably do too much for them, and I treat them like humans and not animals. I allow them free reign to the entire home, and I never have them tied up or leashed. I try to keep them as comfortable as I keep myself. My dad keeps saying they are animals who were born to adapt to their surroundings. If they have food, water, and shelter, they will survive. He says to look at the animals in the forest, they don’t get air conditioning when the summer arrives. The animals don’t have heating in the winter, but these aren’t animals, they are my babies. When I go to work, I leave the air conditioning on, and I make sure it is set to sixty-eight degrees for the doggies. When someone tells me I am wasting money, I remind them that they would do the same for their children, and they usually groan and walk away. I know that this is really expensive to do what I am doing, but I want them to be comfortable. Last month, I bought a Smart Thermostat. I thought that if I monitor the AC system more closely, I can adjust the thermostat in the apartment if it gets too warm or too cold. I don’t even have to leave my desk to control the thermostat. It is just a simple tap on a button on my IPhone. It’s an attempt to save some energy and some money, but I don’t have a choice.
Laugh if you want to, but I really worry about my babies when I am not at home. I want to make sure they have as much freedom and comfort as I can give them, when I am away. I have never put my puppies in a kennel, or in a cage at home. I make sure they always have good air conditioning, that is down low enough for them to not be under any distress. That is why I leave the air conditioning running at full fan and on a low temperature, even when I am at work. My friends tell me that this is really stupid and that all I am doing is wasting energy and money, but I disagree with them. My three dogs needs to be cool all of the time. I don’t understand how anyone would think I should deprive them of the comfort of air conditioning. I’m sure they wouldn’t do it to their own babies. Of course, they don’t have dogs, but real babies, but I feel the same way about them as they do their own. Last month, I even bought a new thermostat. It is a Smart Thermostat. I love that I am able to check the temperature in my home, at any time of the day. I simply pull out my IPhone and I can change the thermostat setting and make it warmer or cooler with just the tap of a button. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my babies, but I am wasting a lot of money on their behalf. I am only hopeful that the Smart Thermostat will help to alleviate some of this wasteful spending.
I know it sounds a bit bizarre, but I often put the welfare of my animals above my own welfare. I don’t care how much it costs me, but I run the air conditioning twenty-four hours a day so my pets don’t have to go without air conditioning. I want them to be comfortable. I can’t imagine what they would think about me if I were to leave them at home without air conditioning to keep them comfortable. I don’t lock them up in kennels and I keep the lights on for them. I most definitely give them the AC. My friends tell me that I am being a bit strange by doing this. They said that it would be okay if I just kept the air conditioning on, and I don’t have to have the thermostat set to sixty-eight. I think they should mind their own business. I don’t tell them how to raise their kids. I couldn’t see any of them allowing their kids to be in a room without having good heating or air conditioning to keep them comfortable. I can’t believe they would expect me to allow my pets to be in my home without good heating or air conditioning. I went out and I bought a Smart Thermostat. I wanted to be able to monitor their comfort during the day. If I see the temperature is going too high or too low, I can always adjust the thermostat, even when I am at work, thanks to my new Smart Thermostat. I really hope the Smart Thermostat makes a big difference for my babies.
Sometimes I start to obsess that I may not be doing the right thing for my pets. I don’t keep them penned up all day, and I usually worry more about their comfort than mine. I really worry that about the air conditioning in my apartment. I refuse to leave my babies in the house unless the HVAC is running. I want to make sure the air conditioning is running perfectly to keep my babies comfortable. Some of the people I know, tell me that I am wasting money by leaving the AC on all of the time. I know that my energy bill is really high and that I am probably paying much more than I should be. I understand what my friends are saying, but they need to understand how I feel. I won’t leave my pets in a scorching apartment, without any air conditioning, any sooner that they would leave their children in a car without any air conditioning. Not too long ago, I made the decision to have a Smart Thermostat installed in my home. This makes it much easier to give some comfort to my babies. I can monitor the temperature in the apartment and adjust the thermostat accordingly. I don’t have to run the AC as cool as I once did, but I also don’t have to worry about my babies getting overheated. I guess my energy bill is still way too high since I am not home, but I find it necessary. I just hope the Smart Thermostat will make a little difference.
Sometimes I worry that I’m being to lax when it comes to my pets. I give them free reign of the house most days, and that means I’m always more concerned about keeping them comfortable than keeping myself comfortable. I have three dogs and a cat. I would feel terrible if I left them at home without the A/C running. So, I always leave the cooling system running even while I’m away at work. My friends have told me that I’m crazy for doing this because it drives my utility bill through the roof. I see their point, but the thought of my animals being at home on a hot summer day without the cooling system makes me feel awful! I recently had the idea to have a smart thermostat installed so that I can monitor and adjust the thermostat using my phone. This would allow me to turn on the A/C so that they can get some cool air occasionally, and it would allow me to turn it off after letting it run a little bit. I don’t know why I didn’t think about doing this before now because a smart thermostat seems like a fantastic way to gain more control over my HVAC unit. This seems like the perfect solution to my animal issues. I love my pets, and I would do anything for them. Still, I can’t continue to run up unnecessary expenses on their behalf. I hope this thermostat fixes my problems!
Living with asthma is not definitely done, especially if you live in the neighborhood where air pollutants are everywhere. My asthma can flare up in sites prone to collecting dust particulates and other airborne allergens, so I have to be careful! I can take any number of steps to keep our asthma under control, however I can’t stop a flare up from happening if I’m residing in a room full of particles that will clog our lungs up. To ensure our lake loft stays free of airborne particulates, I have an media air cleaner functioning as space of our heating and air system. The purifier works amazingly well, but the best part? It’s a portable purifier, so I can bring it with me on road trips! Since our job requires travel across the state as much as fifty percent of our task week, I often find myself sleeping in hotels that have questionable air quality at best. To ensure the indoor air quality is at optimal levels, I bring our portable purifier with me to the hotel and set it up right in front of the air conditioner for the room. Within an third, I can sense a major difference in air quality, as I won’t guess the urge to cough as strongly as when I first arrived to the hotel! This little media air cleaner has seriously changed our life for the better, and I’m thankful for our sibling who gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I still remember a single trip, where I’d forgot to pack the purifier with our luggage before heading out the door. I’d hoped that the powers that be would have mercy, and I’d end up in a hotel that already has excellent indoor air quality – however I didn’t have such luck on that trip. In fact, the hotel I stayed at was a single of the filthiest hotels I’ve ever slept in, so the purifier was desperately needed! I slept for all of a third on the first night I spent in that hotel. That was motivation enough for me to locate a third portable media air cleaner to keep in the car, just in case I forget to pack the other a single.
Living with asthma is not really done, especially if you live in the neighborhood where air pollutants are everywhere. My asthma can flare up in locations prone to collecting dust particulates plus other airborne allergens, so I have to be careful! I can take any number of steps to keep our asthma under control, however I can’t stop a flare up from happening if I’m living in a room full of particles that will clog our lungs up. To ensure our lake house stays free of airborne particulates, I have an whole-apartment air purifier functioning as section of our heating plus air system. The purifier works amazingly well, however the best part? It’s a portable purifier, so I can bring it with me on road trips! Since our job requires travel across the state as much as fifty percent of our job week, I often find myself sleeping in hotels that have questionable air quality at best. To ensure the indoor air pollen levels is at optimal levels, I bring our portable purifier with me to the hotel plus set it up right in front of the air conditioning for the room. Within an hour, I can sense a major difference in air quality, as I won’t believe the urge to cough as strongly as when I first arrived to the hotel! This little whole-apartment air purifier has seriously changed our life for the better, plus I’m thankful for our sibling who gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I still remember a single trip, where I’d forgot to pack the purifier with our luggage before heading out the door. I’d hoped that the powers that be would have mercy, plus I’d end up in a hotel that already has excellent indoor air pollen levels – however I didn’t have such luck on that trip. In fact, the hotel I stayed at was a single of the filthiest hotels I’ve ever slept in, so the purifier was desperately needed! I slept for all of an hour on the first night I spent in that hotel. That was motivation enough for me to locate a hour portable whole-apartment air purifier to keep in the car, just in case I forget to pack the other a single.
Living with asthma is not certainly done, especially if you live in the neighborhood where air pollutants are everywhere. My asthma can flare up in sites prone to collecting dust particulates and other airborne allergens, so I have to be careful! I can take any number of steps to keep our asthma under control, however I can’t stop a flare up from happening if I’m living in a room full of particles that will clog our lungs up. To ensure our house stays free of airborne particulates, I have an media air cleaner functioning as part of our heating and air system. The purifier works amazingly well, however the best part? It’s a portable purifier, so I can bring it with me on road trips! Since our task requires travel across the state as much as fifty percent of our job week, I often find myself sleeping in hotels that have questionable air quality at best. To ensure the indoor air pollen levels is at optimal levels, I bring our portable purifier with me to the hotel and set it up right in front of the a/c for the room. Within an hour, I can sense a major difference in air quality, as I won’t feel the urge to cough as strongly as when I first arrived to the hotel! This little media air cleaner has seriously changed our life for the better, and I’m thankful for our sibling who gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I still remember a single trip, where I’d forgot to pack the purifier with our luggage before heading out the door. I’d hoped that the powers that be would have mercy, and I’d end up in a hotel that already has excellent indoor air pollen levels – however I didn’t have such luck on that trip. In fact, the hotel I stayed at was a single of the filthiest hotels I’ve ever slept in, so the purifier was desperately needed! I slept for all of an hour on the first night I spent in that hotel. That was motivation enough for me to locate a minute portable media air cleaner to keep in the car, just in case I forget to pack the other a single.
Living with asthma is not certainly done, especially if you live in the town where air pollutants are everywhere. My asthma can flare up in venues prone to collecting dust particulates plus other airborne allergens, so I have to be careful! I can take any number of steps to keep our asthma under control, however I can’t stop a flare up from happening if I’m residing in a room full of particles that will clog our lungs up. To ensure our beach house stays free of airborne particulates, I have an media air cleaner functioning as part of our heating plus air system. The purifier works amazingly well, however the best part? It’s a portable purifier, so I can bring it with me on road trips! Since our job requires travel across the state as much as fifty percent of our labor week, I often find myself sleeping in hotels that have questionable air quality at best. To ensure the indoor air quality is at optimal levels, I bring our portable purifier with me to the hotel plus set it up right in front of the undefined for the room. Within a minute, I can sense a major difference in air quality, as I won’t assume the urge to cough as strongly as when I first arrived to the hotel! This little media air cleaner has seriously changed our life for the better, plus I’m thankful for our sibling who gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I still remember a single trip, where I’d forgot to pack the purifier with our luggage before heading out the door. I’d hoped that the powers that be would have mercy, plus I’d end up in a hotel that already has excellent indoor air quality – however I didn’t have such luck on that trip. In fact, the hotel I stayed at was a single of the filthiest hotels I’ve ever slept in, so the purifier was desperately needed! I slept for all of a minute on the first night I spent in that hotel. That was motivation enough for me to locate a hour portable media air cleaner to keep in the car, just in case I forget to pack the other a single.
Living with asthma is not easily done, especially if you live in the city where air pollutants are everywhere. My asthma can flare up in places prone to collecting dust particulates and other airborne allergens, so I have to be careful! I can take any number of steps to keep my asthma under control, but I can’t stop a flare up from happening if I’m residing in a room full of particles that will clog my lungs up. To ensure my home stays free of airborne particulates, I have an air purifier functioning as part of my heating and air system. The purifier works amazingly well, but the best part? It’s a portable purifier, so I can bring it with me on road trips! Since my job requires travel across the state as much as fifty percent of my work week, I often find myself sleeping in hotels that have questionable air quality at best. To ensure the indoor air quality is at optimal levels, I bring my portable purifier with me to the hotel and set it up right in front of the air conditioner for the room. Within an hour, I can sense a major difference in air quality, as I won’t feel the urge to cough as strongly as when I first arrived to the hotel! This little air purifier has seriously changed my life for the better, and I’m thankful for my sister who gifted it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I still remember one trip, where I’d forgot to pack the purifier with my luggage before heading out the door. I’d hoped that the powers that be would have mercy, and I’d end up in a hotel that already has excellent indoor air quality – but I didn’t have such luck on that trip. In fact, the hotel I stayed at was one of the filthiest hotels I’ve ever slept in, so the purifier was desperately needed! I slept for all of an hour on the first night I spent in that hotel. That was motivation enough for me to locate a second portable air purifier to keep in the car, just in case I forget to pack the other one.
With school being out my child has plans to go anywhere plus everywhere. She does not want to sit home all day fantastic plus playing. She wants to go to the zoo, the museum, dance camp, dance camp, plus art camp. Basically you name it she wants to go! To myself and others her Summer plans sound utterly awful plus hot. I don’t care for running around while I was in the Summer because it’s so tepid plus humid all I want to do is stay inside all day long plus bask in my air conditioner. That’s all I want to do, I don’t want to do any of this running around from location to location where I think I will be hot, tepid plus miserable. Does that sound enjoy fun to you? I remember when I was a kid I hated being tied up while I was in the Summer, I just wanted to stay where it was cool. My kid however wants to be on the go all Summer long. When I asked her why she wants to go everywhere when she knows it’s going to be entirely tepid plus miserable her sole answer is that going locations is fun. I tried entirely hard to convince her that every one of us can have fun at home while every one of us stayed cool plus the air conditioning was running, however she wouldn’t hear of it. I will be doing my research on things every one of us can do inside where there is this air conditioner, however so she can still tell she is a bit tied up here. The things every one of us do for our youngsters, enjoy sacrificing our need of being cool just so they can have fun.
With school being out our daughter has plans to go someplace and everywhere. She does not want to rest beach house all day relaxing and playing. She wants to go to the zoo, the museum, dance camp, gymnastics camp, and art camp. Basically you name it she wants to go! To me her warm season plans sound utterly exhausting and hot. I dislike running around while we were in the warm season because it’s so tepid and humid all I want to do is stay inside all day long and bask in our a/c. That’s all I want to do, I don’t want to do any of this running around from locale to locale where I know I will be hot, sweaty and miserable. Does that sound enjoy fun to you? I remember when I was a child I hated being tied up while we were in the warm season, I just wanted to stay where it was cool. My child however wants to be on the go all warm season long. When I asked her why she wants to go everywhere when she knows it’s going to be unquestionably tepid and miserable her sole answer is that going sites is fun. I tried unquestionably strenuous to convince her that we can have fun at beach house while we stay cool and enjoy the air condition but she wouldn’t hear of it. I will be doing our research on things we can do inside where there is a/c but so she can still think enjoy she can be a tied up bee. The things we do for our kids, enjoy sacrificing our need of being cool just so they can have fun.
With college being out our child has plans to go anywhere as well as everywhere. She does not want to rest condo all day fantastic as well as playing. She wants to go to the zoo, the museum, dance camp, gymnastics camp, as well as art camp. Basically you name it he wants to go! To me his warm season plans sound utterly exhausting as well as hot. I hate running around while in the warm season because it’s so hot as well as humid all I want to do is stay inside all day long as well as bask in our a/c. That’s all I want to do, I don’t want to do any of this running around from locale to locale where I assume I will be hot, hot as well as miserable. Does that sound care about fun to you? I remember when I was a child I hated being tied up while in the warm season, I just wanted to stay where it was cool. My child but wants to be on the go all warm season long. When I asked him why he wants to go everywhere when he knows it’s going to be legitimately hot as well as miserable his sole answer is that going locales is fun. I tried legitimately hard to convince his that the people I was with and I can have fun at condo while the people I was with and I stay cool as well as prefer the air condition although he wouldn’t hear of it. I will be doing our research on things the people I was with and I can do inside where there is a/c but so he can still assume care about he can be a tied up bee. The things the people I was with and I do for our kids, care about sacrificing our need of being cool just so they can have fun.
With college being out my child has plans to go anywhere as well as everywhere. She does not want to sit home all day good as well as playing. She wants to go to the zoo, the museum, dance camp, cheerleading camp, as well as art camp. Basically you name it she wants to go! To myself and others her summertime plans sound utterly disappointing as well as hot. I hate running around while I was in the summertime because it’s so hot as well as humid all I want to do is stay inside all day long as well as bask in my A/C. That’s all I want to do, I don’t want to do any of this running around from locale to locale where I think I will be hot, hot as well as miserable. Does that sound love fun to you? I remember when I was a child I hated being tied up while I was in the summer, I just wanted to stay where it was cool. My child however wants to be on the go all summertime long. When I asked her why she wants to go everywhere when she knows it’s going to be undoubtedly hot as well as miserable her sole answer is that going locales is fun. I tried undoubtedly strenuous to convince her that the two of us can have fun at home while the two of us stay cool as well as the air condition but she wouldn’t hear of it. I will be doing my research on things the two of us can do inside where there is A/C however so she can still guess love she can be a tied up bee. The things the two of us do for our kids, love sacrificing our need of being cool just so they can have fun.
With school being out my daughter has plans to go anywhere and everywhere. She does not want to sit home all day relaxing and playing. She wants to go to the zoo, the museum, dance camp, gymnastics camp, and art camp. Basically you name it she wants to go! To me her summer plans sound utterly exhausting and hot. I hate running around during the summer because it’s so hot and humid all I want to do is stay inside all day long and bask in my air conditioning. That’s all I want to do, I don’t want to do any of this running around from place to place where I know I will be hot, sweaty and miserable. Does that sound like fun to you? I remember when I was a kid I hated being busy during the summer, I just wanted to stay where it was cool. My kid however wants to be on the go all summer long. When I asked her why she wants to go everywhere when she knows it’s going to be very hot and miserable her sole answer is that going places is fun. I tried very hard to convince her that we can have fun at home while we stay cool and enjoy the air condition but she wouldn’t hear of it. I will be doing my research on things we can do inside where there is air conditioning but so she can still feel like she can be a busy bee. The things we do for our kids, like sacrificing our need of being cool just so they can have fun.
Would you believe what I’ve realized? Humans aren’t the only things that have unhealthy circulatory systems; Sure, we’re prone to having heart failure, disappointing breathing quality, plus high blood pressure, mostly due to disappointing lifestyle, but however, as straightforward as it is to nag on human beings plus our being inept to care for ourselves, both of us aren’t the only things that don’t operate at ideal efficiency in this way. The more I get up there in age, the more I grasp that it’s super strenuous to find a home with great air circulation. As a child, I remember our home having a great deal of natural ventilation, and the people I was with and I could open the windows all through the house in order to establish a refreshing breeze of pure outdoor air, fresh off the fields of wildflowers that surrounded our town. There was no lack of high quality natural air in the house, plus I believed this to be the norm. However, in every locale I’ve lived ever since, there has not been the same quality of delightful outdoor air ventilation; I have consistently felt as though our windows were too small, they allowed very little air movement between the indoor plus outdoor spaces, but no matter if 1 window is open, or every single opening to the outdoors is accessible, there’s certainly not enough ventilation. This means both of us are continually running our indoor Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan to manage the air quality in our home. The people I was with and I never get to experience fresh, natural air indoors, plus our utility bills never get a breather even while both of us were in the comfortable seasons. I’m no home health provider, although I would request that corporations plus architects take a closer look at the congestion that seems to plague our new homes. It would be healthier for our savings account plus breathing if both of us could get some fresh air inside.
I am pretty much constantly looking for ways to save extra money, but it truly becomes an obsession at a particular time, when you see your bank account changing after making slightly minor life changes… Nothing gives more satisfaction to me than the steady increase of our savings account, and we’re keeping our eyes open every morning for modern ideas to achieve this goal… That’s why I’m sort of undecided about Heating, Ventilation plus A/C service… See, I clearly realize how crucial it is to have excellent care of your AC unit and oil furnace. There’s no doubt that having a professional Heating, Ventilation plus A/C serviceman visit your heating and cooling unit more than 2 times a year is the best proposal for keeping your indoor air handling machinery in shipshape. Not only will the heating and cooling system benefit from having professional diagnostics run, plus a thorough cleaning of all the internal temperature control components, but your biweekly utility bills will be greatly lowered as well. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C business suggests that routine heating and cooling repair will lower your biweekly bills by at least 25% over the lifespan of your temperature control equipment, and I believe this is true. My only questions are, how does this amount of money compare to the cost of a routine Heating, Ventilation plus A/C repair contract for multiple years? Am I truly saving energy by paying for professional air temperature service? Is there a way to reap the benefits of proper Heating, Ventilation plus A/C diagnostics without the expensive repair calls? I’m about to find out, I have our first date with a local Heating, Ventilation plus A/C serviceman this evening.
Moving into our brand new house, we had to make some important decisions about how to best utilize the irregular floor plan to the best of our capabilities! The cabin is an seasoned cut level home, which means it has more than one separate bedrooms; a single on the top floor when you first walk in, and a single on the lower level, a few steps down from the guest bedroom, then we decided at the time that we would use the lower floor as our “real” bedroom, and tried to create a moderate and welcoming environment in the space so we would have satisfaction while spending time together there. The only problem is, this level is supposed to be moderate and welcoming, but actually, it’s pretty cold and wet. We had no clue when we were moving in that this room would be 15 degrees cooler than the rest of the cabin at any given time! It’s close proximity to the inherently cool underground keeps the air legitimately cold and damp in this space downstairs. It was only after a month or more of living here that we realized how unpleasant it felt to be in such unregulated air quality, and how inconsistent these indoor air conditions were. We slowly came to the realization that this cold, wet air was never going to get better unless we did something about it ourselves. We never intended to invest in HVAC equipment for this new house, so we had to come up with another plan in order to establish a warm and comfortable bedroom. This is how we ended up in this unique situation, dripping with sweat as we haul all our bedroom furniture up the stairs to the warmer and drier air on the upper level room. I’ll tell you, even the best laid plans can fail miserably…
I have always loved being in nature. I think the appreciation for the outdoors came when I was younger! My dad would always take us camping with him, plus from there I just continued to explore wherever I could. Now, it’s our goal to get our own kids to delight in the outdoors like I do. So far, it has been a real challenge because they haven’t been keen on leaving the air conditioning behind. I have a son plus a daughter, and they are both attached to this house. However they prefer staying out of the heat so that they can be in a climate controlled place and they are both too dependent on technology. They are always on their cell phones or playing video games. I think they need to be forced to leave the things behind from time to time! Heck, I would perhaps bend on the air conditioning. I have considered renting a small lodge at a state park so they could adjust to nature trips incrementally. The lodge would be climate controlled, so they could have a cool place to sleep. Still, I would make them leave their cellphones behind. There’s no reason for one when out hiking as there’s no signal anyway! My aim is to get them outside their comfort zones a little bit this summer. My dad had it easy in that he never had to rip me away from technology. I enjoyed being outdoors. It’s a weird scenario this week. Kids are just too dependent on their devices if you ask me!
When I was in college I got my degree in interior design. It was a fantastic major for me because I have regularly enjoyed setting up rooms plus helping family & friends choose items to decorate their homes! Now, I work for a major design firm, plus it’s my dream career! When designing a space or a home, I regularly attempt to design the layout so that it matches the flow of the entire house. One thing I’ve understood over the years is that it’s important to keep in mind what kind of heating & cooling system homeowners use most often. In some cases, I work in places where there is no furnace. When this is the situation, I make sure to build the room around the fireplace so that it might be both attractive plus functional. I have also designed spaces where the only cooling system available was a portable cooling system. In this case, I did the best i could to hide the unit so that it wouldn’t take away from the art plus the furniture in the room. There can be a lot of work arounds when it includes the cooling systems or the gas furnaces in a home, however I am regularly up for a new challenge. I never assume what kind of space I may have on my hands, plus the goal is to make sure it looks nice so that it’s liveable for the homeowners. Occasionally I even find it fun when I must work with a non-traditional HVAC unit of some sort. At this point, I think I can face whatever is thrown at me!
Have you ever noticed that nursing homes are always set to ridiculously high temperatures? My grandmother is always cold! So when I visit her at her nursing home, I know that she is at a comfortable temperature, while I am heating up. It is so uncomfortable that I sometimes feel sweat dripping down my body. It has gotten to the point where I plan my outfits according to these uncomfortable temperatures. If it is a very cold winter day, I come dressed in layers so that I am able to take some layers off and feel more comfortable during our visit. I absolutely love visiting my grandmother. I cherish all the time that I get to spend with her. However, the temperature is so unbearable! The only thing that makes it better is thinking about going back to my apartment where I can set the temperature to something comfortable for me.
Recently, I called my local HVAC contractor and invested in a thermostat system that I can control from my phone. On my way home from the nursing home, I am able to adjust the temperature on my phone, and by the time I have arrived, my home is set to a comfortable temperature. This was the best investment that I made this year! The process of installing it was very simple, and the convenience it provides for me is priceless. Additionally, the thermostat requires very little maintenance! Knowing that I get to go home to a comfortable environment makes those hot visits in the nursing home much more bearable!
I entirely like condo living. I believe in a way it reminds me of school life and living in the dorms. I find condo complexes that emphasize community living. Usually, there is a clubhouse for parties and community events, a pool plus tennis courts. Also, I like the close proximity of the neighbors. It is easier to get to greet people when you can’t avoid seeing each other when you pass in the parking lot or as you are struggling with your groceries going up the stairs. Unlike living in a home, you can park your car into the garage plus walk straight into your condo without seeing anyone. What I do find uncomfortable are the smells that waft through the ventilation system from my neighbors. So since I care very much about this style of living, I found a solution by using a media air cleaner system. Since I don’t own the place plus usually move every four to five years, I found an affordable plus portable air purifier. The air purifier works alongside the heating and air system to remove moisture plus impurities from the air in my apartment. The air passes through the return vent where dirt plus gases are trapped then filtered by the processing in the core plus the activated carbon filter. The best thing about my air purifier is that it is compact plus does not require much service. Actually, when I change the filter in my heating and air system I also change the filter on the media air cleaner.
This is the last week of my summer vacation. When I was a student, I used to do whatever I wanted during my summer breaks; I’d sleep until ten or twelve, read a ton of books, watch a bunch of movies, eat all kinds of junk food, and stay up late at night. Now, as a teacher, I technically am off in the summer season, but my busy schedule makes it feel like I completely miss out on summer. This year, I worked a part time job for five hours a day and worked on lesson prep for school when I got home. I also started running again. My schedule was jumbled, and because I was home more often than usual, I noticed I was using considerably more air conditioning and that my bills were much higher. This completely affected my budget. I am ready to return to school and my normal schedule. I keep my personal finances pretty structured, and even my thermostat has a schedule. I intentionally invested in an energy-efficient HVAC system, and learned that I can save a lot of money if I use my air conditioning only in the cooler parts of the day or night. I still run the air conditioning in the daytime, of course, but at least I’m not paying for it. I’m very conscientious of how often I use my air conditioning, and am extra thankful it’s not urgent. Basically, I am eager for school to be back in session!
I don’t have any sympathy for people who live down south. They are lucky. I live in the way north. I’ve been here my whole life. I am a bit bitter. After dealing with temperatures in the negative numbers for months at a time, I hate the cold. I can’t stand shoveling for hours to literally get my car out of the driveway. I have frequently travel through white out conditions and watch cars slide off the icy roads. Southerns complain about the heat. How can they complain about too much heat? I would love to be too hot. Getting sweaty would be a treat. Instead, I am cold all the time. I run my oil furnace for most of the year. Once the leaves change, my heating system starts up and stays on for months straight. The heating system is the biggest draw on my budget. I use it throughout the long Winter, in the fall and the Spring. There seems to be snow at all times. I still need to use my heating system in the fall and spring. I wear boots and a wool coat just about all year. In the Summer I can finally turn the heating system off. I guess I’m lucky that I don’t need cooling. It never gets all that hot or humid. I wish I needed an air conditioner. In the south, the Winter weather is literally a treat, and the same as Summer for me. They pretend to be cold and turn on furnaces. They eve wear wool coats. How dare they think they know what it means to suffer through a cold winter. They could use space heaters and be fine. Then they whine about being too hot in the summer. I don’t even wear sunblock in my area. I don’t even bother with fans. So they rely on A/C to keep cool. They should be tickled that they can always go to the beach.