Heating & Air Conditioning | Cincinnati

We’re all interested

I live in a small as well as cozy more than one family room beach house that was built by our great Grandfather in the 1950s as well as has stayed in our family since.  This locale means a lot to me, I visited here respectfully all throughout our childhood as well as I watched as it was first passed down to our Grandmother, then our mother after she died, as well as finally to me after our mom recently passed.  I have slowly updated as much as I can throughout the beach house while I save a tiny bit of currency each week. First I fixed the roof, then I got brand current energy efficient windows, as well as now I’m looking at our Heating as well as A/C system.  I instantaneously paid to have a current air handler as well as outside condenser installed as well as thought that would be adequate to get our air idea up-to-date. My upgrade tech took a look at our air duct while doing the upgrade on the air handler as well as mentioned to me that it looked care about the insulation on the whole ventilation idea was crumbling apart as well as leaving open holes in the ducts where you could see tiny rays of light shining through.  He said I should get all current air duct put in as well as mentioned to me that I could have adjustable air duct instead of metal again. He said that it’s made from plastic, can honestly bend as well as curve around any strange angles in the attic, as well as the insulation that it comes lined with is more efficient on your energy bill. There was also the concern over condensation on metal air duct when the tepid air from the attic meets the cold surface of the metal ducts when the a/c is pushing cold air through the system, as well as that condensation pools in the attic, which in turn can create mold inducing water destruction.  I had the current flex-duct put in as well as now I can truthfully say that our electric bill is much lower as well as the air inside stinks as well as feels fresher while also allowing me to get it cooler as well as maintain those temperatures longer.

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I knew that was a problem

I can’t get over how much the heating and cooling industry has transformed over the years. When I was younger, we were kept warm by a boiler in the basement during winter. In the summer, fans kept us cool. That was all we had to get by. We lived through all sorts of extreme weather with nothing but those tools, yet we made it through just fine. Now, all of the new heating and cooling systems on the market have me completely speechless. My daughter Christine just moved in with her husband Craig. I went over to visit them for the first time just last weekend. I was completely taken aback by their heating equipment. It was a bit chilly outside. When I walked inside their home, I started taking my shoes off and asked for something to keep my feet warm. Christine told me I wouldn’t need anything for my feet. I opened my mouth to retort but she stopped me by saying they had invested in heated floors. It took me a moment to remember what heated floors were. The system worked from heated water flowing through pipes under the floor. It kept the home nice and evenly heated while keeping the floor from getting cold. I was so surprised. Christine was correct. I walked through their house barefoot and my feet stayed perfectly warm. No such thing existed when I was their age, but I wish it had! Christine’s generation had better be grateful to have such amazing heating and cooling systems nowadays.

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I am so nervous

I live in a small plus cozy two study room apartment that was built by my wonderful Grandfather in the 1950s plus has stayed in my family since.  This locale means a lot to me, I visited here officially all throughout my childhood plus I watched as it was first passed down to my Grandmother, then my mother after he died, plus finally to myself and others after my mom recently passed.  I have slowly updated as much as I can throughout the apartment while I save a tiny bit of currency each week. First I fixed the roof, then I got brand new energy efficient windows, plus now I’m looking at my Heating, Ventilation and A/C system.  I immediately paid to have a new air handler plus outside condenser installed plus thought that would be satisfactory to get my air idea modern. My installation tech took a look at my HVAC duct while doing the installation on the air handler plus mentioned to myself and others that it looked like the insulation on the whole ventilation idea was crumbling apart plus leaving open holes in the ducts where you could see tiny rays of light shining through.  He said I should get all new HVAC duct put in plus mentioned to myself and others that I could have flexible HVAC duct instead of metal again. He said that it’s made from plastic, can genuinely bend plus curve around any weird angles in the attic, plus the insulation that it comes lined with is more efficient on your energy bill. There was also the problem over condensation on metal HVAC duct when the sizzling air from the attic meets the chilly surface of the metal ducts when the air conditioning is pushing chilly air through the system, plus that condensation pools in the attic, which in turn can create mold inducing water disfigure.  I had the new flex-duct put in plus now I can really say that my electric bill is much lower plus the air inside smells plus feels fresher while also allowing myself and others to get it cooler plus maintain those temperatures longer.

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The temperature is dropping quickly

I have recently upgraded my lake house Heating and Air Conditioning equipment to a heat pump device. For a very long time now I had been using central Heating and Air Conditioning that used ductwork to make lake house temperature control. The ductwork was nothing but a pain in the butt. The ductworks would get clogged up or have a leak in them. The central Heating and Air Conditioning component had to be set to one temperature also. The lake house had to be the same temperature no matter what. It was annoying and not comfortable. The heat pump upgrade makes it so I don’t need ductworks at all. The heat pump is able to provide heating and cooling to our beach lake house with simple indoor air handlers. They are metal devices mounted up on the wall with a control unit. Every single room can be their own temperature without affecting the others. This is called Heating and Air Conditioning zone control. The heat pump also is not two or three separate systems like our central Heating and Air Conditioning. I have both heating and cooling power in one unit. That means I only have one idea to get Heating and Air Conditioning service, repair and repair done on. I guess this will end up saving me a heap of money in the long scale. I will save even more cash with how the heat pump works, a central Heating and Air Conditioning component had to completely create the temperature with refrigerant. The heat pump uses the already existing heat energy in either the outdoor or indoor air quality. The heat then is pumped in or outside depending if you want heating or cooling. I am really thankful with my purchase and I guess I will save a ton of cash.

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The machine is giving us issues

I live in a small plus cozy more than one entryway home that was built by our enjoyable Grandfather in the 1950s plus has stayed in our family since.  This place means a lot to me, I visited here officially all throughout our childhood plus I watched as it was first passed down to our Grandmother, then our mother after she died, plus finally to myself and others after our Dad recently passed.  I have slowly updated as much as I can throughout the home while I save a tiny bit of money each week. First I fixed the roof, then I got brand new energy efficient windows, plus now I’m looking at our Heating plus Air Conditioning system. I right away paid to have a new air handler plus outside condenser installed plus thought that would be acceptable to get our air system current.  My replacement tech took a look at our air duct while doing the replacement on the air handler plus mentioned to myself and others that it looked prefer the insulation on the whole ventilation system was crumbling apart plus leaving open holes in the ducts where you could see tiny rays of light shining through. She said I should get all new air duct put in plus mentioned to myself and others that I could have flexible air duct instead of metal again.  She said that it’s made from plastic, can definitely bend plus curve around any unusual angles in the attic, plus the insulation that it comes lined with is more efficient on your energy bill. There was also the concern over condensation on metal air duct when the hot air from the attic meets the cold surface of the metal ducts when the a/c is pushing cold air through the system, plus that condensation pools in the attic, which in turn can create mold inducing water injure.  I had the new flex-duct put in plus now I can actually say that our electric bill is much lower plus the air inside odors plus feels fresher while also allowing myself and others to get it cooler plus maintain those hot plus cold temperatures longer.

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It is sweltering

I live in a small and cozy two bedroom house that was built by my great grandfather in the 1950s and has stayed in my family since.  This place means a lot to me, I visited here regularly all throughout my childhood and I watched as it was first passed down to my grandmother, then my mother after she died, and finally to me after my mom recently passed.  I have slowly upgraded as much as I can throughout the house while I save a tiny bit of money each month. First I fixed the roof, then I got brand new energy efficient windows, and now I’m looking at my HVAC system. I immediately paid to have a new air handler and outside condenser installed and thought that would be sufficient to get my air system up to date.  My installation tech took a look at my ductwork while doing the installation on the air handler and mentioned to me that it looked like the insulation on the whole ventilation system was crumbling apart and leaving open holes in the ducts where you could see tiny rays of light shining through. He said I should get all new ductwork put in and mentioned to me that I could have flexible ductwork instead of metal again.  He said that it’s made from plastic, can easily bend and curve around any odd angles in the attic, and the insulation that it comes lined with is more efficient on your energy bill. There was also the concern over condensation on metal ductwork when the hot air from the attic meets the cold surface of the metal ducts when the air conditioner is pushing cold air through the system, and that condensation pools in the attic, which in turn can create mold inducing water damage.  I had the new flex-duct put in and now I can honestly say that my electric bill is much lower and the air inside smells and feels fresher while also allowing me to get it cooler and maintain those temperatures longer.

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It has gotten very cold in here

Traveling the world is simply part of my life now. I travel to approximately multiple different countries a year for the supplier I job for, as well as I can genuinely say that I don’t suppose I could find a better work. Not only do I get to travel the globe, although I am literally paid to sight see as well as tour some of the most famous places on earth. I get to stay in 5 star hotels everywhere I travel, as well as all of my expenses are paid for. It’s literally my dream work, as well as I hope to stay with this supplier until the day I retire. Although I genuinely like traveling, my last few flying experiences weren’t the greatest. When I flew to Australia a couple months ago, I was stuck between 2 genuinely massive people who loved their a/c. I had my air vent closed, but because both of them had theirs open as well as blowing full blast, I froze the entire plane ride. I was supposed to be in first class, but something went wrong as well as I ended up in economy. That was 1 of the longest as well as coldest plane rides ever. Something similar happened on a flight to France, but it was because my a/c vent was stuck open. The last time I flew was the worst. I was able to fly first class which was great, but this time, the entire plane was just genuinely cold. I’m not sure why I have such terrible luck with a/c on airplanes, although I sure wish I could just have a comfortable temperature for my flights. With all that said, even if the flights are cold as well as long, the destination is totally worth it!

A gas furnace

By the time he is 48, my boyfriend is going to be a very obese. My boyfriend Peter does everything possible to live a bad lifestyle. He munches on fast food, does not job out and works from his PC, but basically, Matt eats and lays around all day long, and i have been trying to make him more physical but it is not working so far. The only thing that Matt did get up for was to adjust the temperature control. In the afternoon he would set the heating mode on. By mid day he would need to get up to lower it and use the a/c mode. By the night time, he would change up the temperature control again, not a lot of movement, but he at least got up. Matt recently purchased a smart temperature control and I want to break it or something. He can control the temperature control right from his phone. He can control when it turns on and off. He can control the amount of heating and a/c. Matt even controls fan speed, humidity levels and what rooms get what temperature. It is the ultimate form of weather conditions control. I hate that the smart Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit makes him never get up any more than he has to. He does not need to control our heating and air from his PC, but getting up was not that difficult. A new temperature control is meant for people who are either informed or travel a lot. Matt does not qualify for either of those. I am contemplating splitting his modern toy and replacing it with a basic dial temperature control again. I am praying for anything to get him out of that office.

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A nice working heat device

I live in an section of the country which experiences extreme weather.  Although the warm season season is often brief, the temperature respectfully climbs into the into the nineties with drastic humidity.  The Winter season can last for up to 8 months, with temperatures below freezing plus record-breaking Noreasters. It’s not unfamiliar for the thermostat to register temperatures well below zero, plus the wind chill makes it guess even colder.  For the majority of the year, my housemates and I rely on indoor temperature control. My current beach home is equipped with a hybrid oil boiler, which combines an oil boiler with an electric heat pump. The purchase plus upgrade of this type of plan is rather costly, but it has easily paid for itself in energy savings.  During the warmer weather, the heat pump acts as an air conditioner. The heat pump is more energy efficient than a conventional cooling plan, plus it is better at combating excess humidity. When the weather turns colder, the heat pump reverses operation. It finds ambient heat in the outside air, compresses it to a higher temperature plus pumps it indoors.  This process is appealingly quiet, clean, safe plus efficient. The plan does not burn fossil fuels, which avoids the concern over combustion byproducts such as carbon monoxide. Plus, the heat pump won’t overly dry the air, eliminating the need for a humidifier. Once the outside temperature drops below freezing, rendering the heat pump no longer effective, the oil boiler automatically takes over.  The oil boiler certainly handles the most extreme weather for as long as necessary. Less wear plus tear on the oil boiler means it will last longer plus require fewer repairs.

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The cooling won’t keep up

My fiance, Mary and I recently moved down south and rented a small lake house.  When we moved in, the landlord assured us that the central cooling idea had recently gained professional AC service.  He firmly told us not to call him with complaints over the air conditioner. During the first few months, the weather was fairly mild and the cooling idea worked just fine.  Once the outside temperature climbed into the upper eighties, however, the air conditioner could no longer keep up with the lake house. No matter how low we adjusted the climate control unit, the air conditioner was only able to bring the temperature down to 68 degrees.  Despite the air conditioner running non stop, the home felt overheated and sticky. My fiance and I are responsible for the monthly energy costs: the wear and tear on the cooling idea was costing us a fortune. Mary finally had enough and decided to fix the air conditioner on her own. She started with the air conditioning filter and found it plugged with a whole bunch of dust and dog hair.  Neither myself nor my fiance have a dog, which made us suspicious that the air conditioner had never really had that professional AC service. Mary then took the cooling component apart and cleaned all of the components as possible. The accumulation of debris within the air conditioner was disgusting. Mart spent over two hours vacuuming and cleaning out the air conditioner and the HVAC duct and registers.  Although it was a great deal of work, all of Mary’s efforts have made a significant improvement in the performance of the cooling system. The lake house is more comfortable, and our energy costs are quite a bit lower.

A great a/c stay

Usually when people dream of weddings, they have nice as well as overall positive thoughts about it. For me, images of my fiancé and partner in an exquisite white tux come to mind, along with gorgeous as well as lush arenas with everyone there looking dapper and overjoyed as can be. At least, that’s how we thought our wedding would be as well. Sadly, that is not at all the way it happened. Frankly, planning our wedding day while in the middle of the summertime with no locales for people to access some chilly air conditioning was not a really smart plan to begin with.. For starters, we had an outside wedding arena with no air conditioning units or climate control space of any sort. There was also gusts of warm as well as sticky air blowing throughout the entire ceremony! Not only did this warm air guess as if an electric furnace was hitting us in the face with its heat, but it was also sending dirt particles all through the air. Yet by the end of the actual wedding ceremony, my partner’s appealing as well as really costly white tuxedo looked like it was a shade of brown. He was not impressed, as well as neither was his mom! The reception was a bit better because the sunlight had set, taking away some of the heat… However there still was no air conditioning to be felt. One of my brother in laws was sticking his head in one of the drink coolers because he was melting to death… If you take anything from my wedding story, just remember to never plan one where mother nature doesn’t want you to!

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A nicer HVAC unit

It’s ridiculous the type of luck you can have when you never even expect it… Last week, my girlfriend and I finally moved into our new beach house! She and I had only been on 1 or 2 tours, so the two of us were particularly overjoyed to get in plus explore the surrounding space as well as the backyard. The moment my girlfriend and I got all of our stuff moved in,  the two of us took a look at the backyard. What my girlfriend and I found in the backyard was a little shed that looked really similar to a dog house. When I finally got my way in there, I was surprised to find an outdated heating and cooling unit. What I should say would undoubtedly be a new heating and cooling unit. This thing was sweet! My partner is an HVAC contractor, plus she said that this model is one of the newest ones on the market–much more energy efficient plus powerful than the one that both of us have in our new beach house, which was a pretty sizable surprise to me. My girlfriend and I were both so excited to have found it, the two of us spent the rest of the evening installing it. What happened when all of us turned it on was a bit crazy. My girlfriend and I had forgotten clean off the air ducts in the air conditioning system machine. So when it turned on, blasts of dirt plus dead spiders flew all across the master bedroom floor. She and I cannot guess how both of us forgot to clean out this dang air conditioning system unit! On the bright side, at least its cleaned up now!

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The cooling down real low

I typically become a little embarrassed whenever I have a neighbor come over to relax at my home.. But it’s not that my lake house is old or broken down, it’s actually quite new. Before I moved in several years ago, only a single other person had ever lived here. It’s also not because it’s dirty plus stinks bad: I am quite a neat freak, so it is typically spotless at all hours of the afternoon! The main reason I don’t adore having people over is because they typically complain about the air conditioning level. I keep the A/C running at entirely low levels year round for several reasons. The first reason is because I adore to have affordable yearly energy bills. I am on a slim budget, so it doesn’t make sense to have ice frigid air coming out of the HVAC duct  at all hours of the afternoon. The other reason is the fact that I grew up with no air conditioner in our lake house. However my mother thought that A/C was just another reason for adolescents to not want to go outside. Therefore I don’t honestly think the there is a need for an A/C component blasting in my lake house. However whenever I have a few friends over for some drinks plus to watch Netflix, I can’t go longer than an hour without getting requests to crank up the A/C system. I typically fire back at them with the same joke. “If you want to pay our energy bill for this month, then you can be our guest” plus that usually tends to shut them up! Perhaps next time they come over, I will tell them to bring a single of their mini portable heating and .cooling units with them. That way, I won’t be hit with all the whining.

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Intense ac in college

I believe that I am going to have to find a liberal arts college to attend. While the school semester has only been going on for about a month or so, it is already pretty miserable here! It isn’t the city that the school is located in, not at all… In fact, the neighborhood is rather nice! There are tons of museums plus all other sort of things to do. It’s the school itself that I can’t stand. It is so poorly run, plus there is zero airflow or air conditioner in the rooms that I have classes in. I wouldn’t be this mad from the start if the art school wouldn’t have lied to myself and others during our first few visits there. When I went on the tour there, the air conditioner was blasting at full power–cool and crisp air filled the halls of the school. They also made sure to take myself and others to the best and newest rooms, where I don’t have any of my classes. The tour guides even made sure both of us had a tasty dinner. If I only knew that when the fall semester really started plus I would be hot plus miserable during class, I would have never stepped foot back on this campus. I have been talking with my parents plus they believe I should go talk with the dean about the troubles with the air conditioner plus antiquated classrooms. They made a point that it would be beneficial for future artists looking to attend this college rather than just transferring. Though I hate to say it, I really do agree with them. If anyone is going to hear out all of our complaints plus suggestions. I will make sure that it is the dean of this locale.

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High cost of a/c

Last Summer, my budget was as tight as ever.  I was struggling to spend money off repairs to our car, and had gotten stuck buying a new dishwasher.  The water furnace ruptured and needed to upgrade, and I was faced with quite a few medical bills for my leg.  Despite even working overtime hours and avoiding all extra spending, I was barely keeping up. When the central air conditioning malfunctioned, I attempted to repair it on our own.  I cleaned the air filter, replaced the batteries on the thermostat, and cleaned the vents. I watched how-to videos online and checked the electrical connections, cleaned the cooling coil and lubricated the motor.  Nothing worked, and I just could not afford to hire a professional to repair it. In our local area, the Summer season is often mild and short. This past month, however, all of us experienced temperatures in the upper eighties with insane humidity levels.  I set up box fans and opened all the windows, but the house was horribly overheated and a mess. Dust, exhaust fumes, pollen and bugs managed to get in through the screens. Between the heat, traffic sounds, nast insects, and barking dogs, I couldn’t sleep at night.  The condensation on the windows led to mildew growing on the corners of the walls. Living without central air conditioning was an absolute nightmare. I finally found an Heating and Air Conditioning contractor who provided free estimates. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to find out the cost of the tune up.  I expected to need to upgrade the entire cooling unit. I was shocked when the Heating plus Air Conditioning contractor informed me that it was a minor area and infancy repair.

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Dog sheds and the a/c suffers

Last summer season, my little brother and her over sold their outdated condo plus built a brand new one from the ground up.  They stayed with my partner and I for a little over two weeks. It was very cramped in my condo when the two of us added my sibling, her partner, their two men and their three pets.  I don’t usually have pets in the house, plus the cats were a bit of an inconvenience. My partner plus I have usually changed the temperature control to conserve energy while the two of us are at the office during the day.  My sibling insisted that the cats could not deal with the higher temperature and humidity. I thought it was silly that the cats required air conditioner to be super comfortable while they lounged around on my furniture, even though I didn’t argue with her.  Keeping the cats nice plus cool cost myself and others a small fortune in energy costs. I also dealt with nasty paw prints, tons of fur, plus lots of barking. My condo smelled of wet cat, plus one of the cats destroyed my favorite pair of shoes. Plus, I ended up paying for professional air conditioner tune up.  By the very end of the summer season, the cooling unit was making a screeching noise, running for much longer cycles, but not putting out as much cool air. When the professional Heating and Air Conditioning professional took the cooling unit apart, he found a buildup of dander, blocking airflow. He suggested much more frequent air filter changes to combat this problem.  While I appreciate my sibling and her little family, I was greatly relieved when her 3 cats finally moved out of my living area.

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I really loved the heating system

Traveling the world is simply part of my life now. I travel to approximately eight different countries a year for the company I work for, plus I can certainly say that I don’t believe I could find a better task. Not only do I get to travel the globe, even though I am literally paid to sightsee plus tour some of the most famous places on earth. I get to stay in more than four star hotels everywhere I travel, plus all of my expenses are paid for. It’s literally my dream task, plus I hope to stay with this company until the day I retire. Although I genuinely savor traveling, my last few flying experiences weren’t the greatest. When I flew to Australia a couple weeks ago, I was stuck between many genuinely big people who enjoyed their cooling system. I had my air vent closed, but because both of them had theirs open plus blowing full blast, I froze the entire plane ride. I was supposed to be in first class, but something went wrong plus I ended up in economy. That was 1 of the longest plus coldest plane rides ever. Something similar happened on a flight to France, but it was because my cooling system vent was stuck open. The last time I flew was the worst. I was able to fly first class which was great, but this time, the entire plane was just entirely cold. I’m not sure why I have such poor luck with cooling system on airplanes, even though I sure wish I could just have a comfortable temperature for my flights. With all that said, even if the flights are cold plus long, the endpoint is totally worth it!

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Upset about the level of cooling

For the past month, I’ve been constantly flirting with a guy named Jason at work.  The two of us often run into each other in the break room or on the stairs leaving work.  He eventually asked me out to supper last Wednesday. I was so happy that I left task early in order to buy a brand new outfit and get my nails painted.  Since it’s early November and the weather is turning a bit cooler, I bought a long sleeved shirt with a comfy skirt. I imagined the steakhouse to be air conditioned, and I didn’t want to shiver throughout the meal.  I met him at a local Italian steakhouse. The hour I stepped inside the steakhouse, I knew I was in trouble. The site was terribly overheated. By the time all of us got our menus and ordered drinks, I was damp with sweat. I was had to use our napkin to mop the sweat off our face.  When I mentioned the heat to the waitress, she told me the a/c had malfunctioned the evening before. Since all of us were sitting near the doors to the dining room, we continued getting hit with a blast of sizzling air. I became so sizzling and dehydrated, I drank down my glass of ice water and a glass of wine.  I left the table to use the bathroom more than two times simply to splash freezing water on our face. I had sizable armpit stains and distraught that I smelled like a skunk. The broken a/c unquestionably ruined our date. By the end of the night, him and I were both in a rush to get out of there.

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Ductwork is the cause of bad air quality

This past Winter last year, I had some big time troubles with air quality, comfort & energy costs.  Although the outside weather was not all that crazy, the heating system had trouble working up to speed.  I repeatedly bumped up the control unit, & yet there were chilly spots in the house. I realized the heating plan running for longer cycles than proper & bringing in an frightening amount of dirt and dust.  I seemed to be continually dusting & vacuuming. Plus, the air odored disgusting & members of my family kept whining about headaches. I thought it was the heating unit for all of these troubles. I hired a professional HVAC contractor to inspect, wash & adjust the heating unit.  When the repair guy check on everything out, he told me there was no issue with the heating equipment. The odor, temperature stratification, long running times, higher energy costs & crappy air quality were all caused by leaks in the duct system. Cracks along the seams & super tiny holes throughout the HVAC duct were allowing outside air to enter the system.  This air was dangerous, musty, and cold. Plus, those same flaws in the duct plan allowed the heated air to escape, making the heating system to run longer & job harder to achieve control component settings. I was honestly concerned that duct sealing would be a sizable & extravagant project. I expected the HVAC contractor to tear into the walls & spend a long time on the job.  Instead, he simply sealed off all of the registers, & blew adhesive particles & pressurized air into the HVAC duct. As the adhesive particles tried to escape through the holes, they slowly built up along the edges & sealed them. The whole job was completed in an minute, with no mess at all.

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I see so many leaves changing

Traveling the world is simply part of our life now. I travel to approximately numerous different countries a year for the supplier I work for, and I can absolutely say that I don’t suppose I could find a better work. Not only do I get to travel the globe, although I am literally paid to sight see and tour some of the most famous places on earth. I get to stay in many star hotels everywhere I travel, and all of our expenses are paid for. It’s literally our dream work, and I hope to stay with this supplier until the afternoon I retire. Although I entirely care about traveling, our last few flying experiences weren’t the greatest. When I flew to Australia a couple months ago, I was stuck between more than one absolutely big people who loved their air conditioner. I had our air vent closed, but because both of them had theirs open and blowing full blast, I froze the entire plane ride. I was supposed to be in first class, but something went wrong and I ended up in economy. That was one of the longest and coldest plane rides ever. Something similar happened on a flight to France, but it was because our air conditioner vent was stuck open. The last time I flew was the worst. I was able to fly first class which was great, but this time, the entire plane was just entirely cold. I’m not sure why I have such disappointing luck with air conditioner on aircrafts, although I sure wish I could just have a comfortable temperature for our flights. With all that said, even if the flights are freezing and long, the endpoint is totally worth it!

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My high school sweetheart

Traveling the world is simply area of my life now. I travel to approximately numerous peculiar countries a year for the supplier I work for, plus I can undoubtedly say that I don’t believe I could find a better task. Not only do I get to travel the globe, but I am literally paid to sightsee plus tour some of the most famous locations on earth. I get to stay in 5 star hotels everywhere I travel, plus all of my expenses are paid for. It’s literally my dream task, plus I hope to stay with this supplier until the day I retire. Although I entirely appreciate traveling, my last few flying experiences weren’t the greatest. When I flew to Australia a couple months ago, I was stuck between multiple entirely  large people who enjoyed their undefined. I had my air vent closed, but because both of them had theirs open plus blowing full blast, I froze the entire plane ride. I was supposed to be in first class, but something went wrong plus I ended up in economy. That was 1 of the longest plus coldest plane rides ever. Something similar happened on a flight to France, but it was because my undefined vent was stuck open. The last time I flew was the worst. I was able to fly first class which was great, but this time, the entire plane was just entirely cold. I’m not sure why I have such terrible luck with undefined on airplanes, but I sure wish I could just have a comfortable temperature for my flights. With all that said, even if the flights are frosty plus long, the destination is totally worth it!

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What a time to be alive

Traveling the world is simply part of my life now. I travel to approximately eight different countries a year for the company I work for, and I can honestly say that I don’t think I could find a better job. Not only do I get to travel the globe, but I am literally paid to sight see and tour some of the most famous places on earth. I get to stay in five star hotels everywhere I travel, and all of my expenses are paid for. It’s literally my dream job, and I hope to stay with this company until the day I retire. Although I absolutely love traveling, my last few flying experiences weren’t the greatest. When I flew to Australia a couple months ago, I was stuck between two very large people who loved their air conditioning. I had my air vent closed, but because both of them had theirs open and blowing full blast, I froze the entire plane ride. I was supposed to be in first class, but something went wrong and I ended up in economy. That was one of the longest and coldest plane rides ever. Something similar happened on a flight to France, but it was because my air conditioning vent was stuck open. The last time I flew was the worst. I was able to fly first class which was great, but this time, the entire plane was just really cold. I’m not sure why I have such bad luck with air conditioning on airplanes, but I sure wish I could just have a comfortable temperature for my flights. With all that said, even if the flights are cold and long, the destination is totally worth it!

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A better air conditioner

Running on a treadmill in a gym or at home is not at all like running outside. I found this out the difficult way. I can run nine miles unquestionably on our treadmill. I get my work out shorts on, my headphones, ice cold water right by me and I got to neighborhood running. I can just run and run without breathing hard. I play around with elevation, speed and occasionally even run barefoot. I thought this meant I was a great runner. Then my brother Thomas decided to run a half marathon Last month and recruited me to do it with him; Since I knew I could run the amount with no problem at all, I did it with him. I was awful running outside, however the uneven pavement killed our ankles and feet. I also did not have water unquestionably accessible. I was so tired and sad. The worst was not having any sort of temperature control. I missed A/C something fierce. The half marathon was on a warm and sunny day. The temperatures were in the 69s and I was just miserable. I did not realize how A/C unquestionably affects a runner. Anytime I am on the treadmill, I am getting the cooling system in my face. The outdoor weather never affects our run; Rain, shine or cold, I am the same temperature. I suppose I am used to running at a set amount on a control unit, and not having the perfect amount of air conditioner unquestionably made myself and others a slow runner. The humidity killed me, the lack of A/C made me fatigued and our body ached by the end of it. I will never run without air conditioner again.

I do have a cleaner unit

My momma has always told me that if I do something once, it is my work. She was right on that one. My wifey Ashley and I have been living together for about a month now, and the two of us have already established who does what work! I actually would care about to trade works with Kenny though. I got stuck making lunch every single afternoon. I also am the laundry girl and cleaner of the house! All Kenny needs to do is wash and dry the dishes after the meal, take out the garbage and repair anything that breaks! His works seem way easier and less likely to occur than mine, however, if I only got to pick just one job to give to her, it would be the Heating and A/C maintenance duties. I made the mistake of deducing the issue with our heating and cooling machine once. The Heating and A/C plan would not turn on for the longest time! Kenny wanted to just call a repairman and be done with it for good. I knew that it was really something straight-forward. After a large of confused looks happening, I realized it was a dirty air filter. I simply bought a current air filter and substituted it in the device. The Heating and A/C plan powered up with no problem. However, now that I have fixed the Heating and A/C once, I am the go to gal for Heating and A/C repairs. Anything Heating and A/C related, Kenny tags me in. I also get trapped as the one footing the bill for the Heating and A/C new parts. I guess Heating and A/C should fall under Kenny’s fixing things around the condo work. I think he is more qualified than me.

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Our house is comfortable

For several years I was living in this rustic country home in the northern United States.  At 27 I was living the tradition of splitting wood in the days to feed the wood stove for heat in the afternoons as I huddled under several layers of clothes and blankets.  Despite the degree of physical work it involved every week, there was something endearing about the ritual that I liked. Maybe it’s partially from all of the technology that has become so ubiquitous in every aspect of our lives and, for a moment, feeling like you have stepped out of that all. Just your trusty axe and your wood block.  Back and forth, back and forth–one piece, then several, and then a whole woodpile. It is so straight-forward and mundane–and maybe that’s why I love it so much. I took new work in a different state and now I’m living in a modern home with an indoor electric furnace. My heat comes from vents in my floors and my control is a panel on the wall in my hallway.  The transition has been dramatic for me along all of the other changes. I miss living in the countryside and I miss all of the laborious rituals no matter how often I had to spend toiling over something that I can now accomplish by simply getting out of bed in the morning and walking to my temperature control. I guess I’m spoiled now after a few weeks of constant accurate temperature control. I have to admit I’m starting to love it a lot.  I already work myself to the bone with my work, why do it more when I get home? I’d rather just relax with my temperature control at an arm’s reach away than take up the axe again.

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We’re happy about the furnace

I have asthma and a whole host of respiratory pollen irritation issues so I have to keep our beach house disinfect at levels that others would label neurotic.  I mop our floors every night with a peroxide-based cleaner and I run all of our loads of laundry at least twice to get any mold or bacteria out. If I’m not diligent I end up agitated with a constant stuffy nose and drastic migraines.  I have made a habit of changing out our Heating and Air Conditioning filter numerous times and that’s when I thought about the inside of the machine itself. It has our indoor air passing through it everyday, so the inside components would need to be cleaned too, right?  Well, to my surprise, when I opened up the faceplate above the evaporator coils, I noticed a bit of dust and mold build up. I had a bleach solution ready and that’s when I stopped myself and decided to do some research online before hitting our air conditioner machine with any strong chemicals.  That’s when I discovered that you can use straight undiluted vinegar to disinfect mold growth on nearly any surface. It’s safer, gives off less fumes, and has a much lower risk of causing corrosion. I got vinegar with a sponge ready and I went to town with cleaning the inside of our air handler to get all of the gunk and grime out.  I’ll say, after turning it on for the first time since cleaning, I have noticed a huge difference in our house. It smells a lot fresher inside when I walk in the front door and my lungs feel clearer and less restricted. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with just a little bit of vinegar and elbow grease.

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A newer climate control system

Adding humidity to a current home during the warm season in the South sounds love the antithesis of what you’d want.  I can walk outside our house, right this instant, as well as split a hole out of the air. I’m almost not kidding. The air can so actually thick here in the South.  It’s a price paid for a ton of sun as well as splendid uneven temperatures for multiple weeks a year. Yet still, why would I ever want to put more humidity into the air in our home.  I thought mitigating humidity was 1 of the reasons for air conditioning. As the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C plan in your current home cycles through the air, humidity is reduced as a result.   This is an pressing aspect of Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C air conditioning. High humidity levels lead to perfect environments for mold growth. This is why it is imperative to keep the cooling system running when you are away from home.  If the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C is turned off, the humidity level rises too high as well as the next thing you have is mold. So, why in the world would I need to increase the humidity in our beach current home during the warm season. Interestingly enough, as the uneven temperatures rise, the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C runs a good deal throughout the day.  Most folks have a slim beach current home in order to keep the conditioned air in. A weird fact is multiple homes are so slim that the humidity level gets too low! Low humidity levels can result in dry skin, sinus concerns or even headaches. Believe it or not but, adding a humidifier to your beach current home during peak Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C periods can balance the humidity.  I guess it sounds completely ridiculous. Like bringing a bucket of sand to the beach to play with. But, it’s indeed something to keep in mind.

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I can’t take this dust

My city has a lot of new houses going up right now in this beautiful, partially-wooded section that has a ton of empty lots at somewhat affordable prices. You could foreseeably have a brand new house with a pool plus a fairly large sized backyard for the same price a 20-30 year-old condo closer to the beach might cost.  It also rains a lot in this area, especially in the Summer when most of the construction goes up. About a month ago I was driving home from the grocery store and noticed how the roofing, indoor studs, drywall, and nearly every conceivable piece of wood in the interior and exterior of an unfinished house was exposed to the rain.  I have heard some insurance agents jokingly say that our state flower is mold, so it doesn’t take an expert to question the possibility of contamination when you’re doing residential and commercial construction. In many cases the walls aren’t even finished or there are no windows or doors yet. How are you supposed to keep the house free of humidity?  I know it comes down to a compromise and trying to shield as much as you can that you know will get a direct hit if there is any rainfall. But the worst is when you know it’s a cheap contractor’s work plus they don’t even bother to cover outdoor walls or roofing with exterior wrapping plastic; I have seen at least 1 house with visible mold on an outdoor wall before the contractor covered it with panelling as if it wasn’t even there.  They’re not building a house for their own family, so why should they care? I just wish people would be more mindful of water contamination–it only takes 1 single leak to cause extreme irreparable destruction to your house and your lungs as a result.

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I am going to get to the bottom of this

Adding humidity to a apartment while in the summertime in the South sounds love the antithesis of what you’d want.  I can walk outside our house, right this instant, & cut a hole out of the air. I’m almost not kidding. The air can so genuinely thick here in the South.  It’s a price paid for a ton of sun & splendid uneven temperatures for more than seven months a year. Yet still, why would I ever want to put more humidity into the air in our home.  I thought mitigating humidity was one of the reasons for air conditioner. As the Heating & A/C program in your apartment cycles through the air, humidity is reduced as a result. This is an important aspect of Heating & A/C air conditioner.  High humidity levels lead to perfect environments for mold growth. This is why it is imperative to keep the air conditioning running when you are away from home. If the Heating & A/C is turned off, the humidity level rises too high & the next thing you have is mold.  So, why in the world would I need to increase the humidity in our condo while in the summer. Interestingly enough, as the uneven temperatures rise, the Heating & A/C runs a wonderful deal throughout the afternoon. Most folks have a slender condo in order to keep the conditioned air in.  A unusual fact is more than 2 homes are so slender that the humidity level gets too low! Low humidity levels can result in dry skin, sinus issues or even headaches. Believe it or not but, adding a humidifier to your condo while in peak Heating & A/C periods can balance the humidity. I know it sounds completely ridiculous.  Like bringing a bucket of sand to the beach to play with. But, it’s indeed something to keep in mind.

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I am quite interested in the benefits

Adding humidity to a house while I was in the summertime in the South sounds care about the antithesis of what you’d want.  I can walk outside my house, right this instant, and break a hole out of the air. I’m almost not kidding. The air can so certainly thick here in the South.  It’s a price paid for a ton of sunshine and splendid uneven temperatures for multiple months a year. Yet still, why would I ever want to put more humidity into the air in my home.  I thought mitigating humidity was one of the reasons for air conditioning. As the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan in your house cycles through the air, humidity is reduced as a result.   This is an substantial aspect of Heating, Ventilation, and A/C air conditioning. High humidity levels lead to perfect environments for mold growth. This is why it is imperative to keep the air conditioning system running when you are away from home.  If the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C is turned off, the humidity level rises too high and the next thing you have is mold. So, why in the world would I need to increase the humidity in my lake house while I was in the summer. Interestingly enough, as the uneven temperatures rise, the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C runs a fantastic deal throughout the afternoon.  Most folks have a narrow lake house in order to keep the conditioned air in. A weird fact is many homes are so narrow that the humidity level gets too low! Low humidity levels can result in dry skin, sinus issues or even headaches. Believe it or not but, adding a humidifier to your lake house while I was in peak Heating, Ventilation, and A/C periods can balance the humidity.  I suppose it sounds completely ridiculous. Like bringing a bin of sand to the beach to play with. But, it’s indeed something to keep in mind.

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I cleaned the space

I grew up in a small country house in the northern midwest, and throughout my childhood, we only ever had one window air conditioner mounted in the kitchen.  When the Winter season rolled around every year we had an efficient wood stove plus a propane gas furnace as backup to keep us warm. We were more than covered when it got cold.  But with window air conditioners, often the air right next to them is much colder than the air on the opposite side of your house. It just so happened that our couch was directly in the path of the air conditioner and I have vivid memories of falling asleep on the couch sick with the flu and feeling the cool air pass over myself as I drifted off.  It was an aged unit, however it really did the trick and kept our 900 square foot house cool even on the hottest Summer afternoons. It was considerably loud though, every time we turned it on and it started to come to life it sounded like a jet engine taking off, it was difficult to miss. I remember how the grill on the front looked and the distinctive curves of the vent flaps where the cool air would pool out.  It did a fairly good job of dehumidifying our air too plus I always saw a steady stream of water draining out of it on the ground outside below the window. It wasn’t until I was much older that I got to experience a central Heating plus A/C unit for the first time, however if I had live in a small house I wouldn’t hesitate to use a window air conditioner again. They are wonderful little machines for what they are.

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The system I designed

Adding humidity to a house while I was in the summertime in the South sounds care about the antithesis of what you’d want.  I can walk outside my house, right this instant, and cut a hole out of the air. I’m almost not kidding. The air can so easily thick here in the South.  It’s a price paid for a ton of sun and splendid uneven temperatures for several weeks a year. Yet still, why would I ever want to put more humidity into the air in my home.  I thought mitigating humidity was one of the reasons for air conditioning. As the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system in your house cycles through the air, humidity is reduced as a result.   This is an pressing aspect of Heating, Ventilation, and A/C air conditioning. High humidity levels lead to perfect environments for mold growth. This is why it is imperative to keep the air conditioning running when you are away from home.  If the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C is turned off, the humidity level rises too high and the next thing you have is mold. So, why in the world would I need to increase the humidity in my home while I was in the summer. Interestingly enough, as the uneven temperatures rise, the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C runs a great deal throughout the afternoon.  Most folks have a tight home in order to keep the conditioned air in. A weird fact is several homes are so tight that the humidity level gets too low! Low humidity levels can result in dry skin, sinus problems or even headaches. Believe it or not but, adding a humidifier to your home while I was in peak Heating, Ventilation, and A/C periods can balance the humidity.  I know it sounds completely ridiculous. Like bringing a bin of sand to the beach to play with. But, it’s indeed something to keep in mind.

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The compressor is really giving me issues

Adding humidity to a house during the summer in the South sounds like the antithesis of what you’d want.  I can walk outside my house, right this instant, and cut a hole out of the air. I’m almost not kidding. The air can so very thick here in the South.  It’s a price paid for a ton of sunshine and splendid temperatures for eight months a year. Yet still, why would I ever want to put more humidity into the air in my home.  I thought mitigating humidity was one of the reasons for air conditioning. As the HVAC system in your house cycles through the air, humidity is reduced as a result. This is an important aspect of HVAC air conditioning.  High humidity levels lead to perfect environments for mold growth. This is why it is imperative to keep the A/C running when you are away from home. If the HVAC is turned off, the humidity level rises too high and the next thing you have is mold.  So, why in the world would I need to increase the humidity in my home during the summer. Interestingly enough, as the temperatures rise, the HVAC runs a great deal throughout the day. Most folks have a tight home in order to keep the conditioned air in.  A weird fact is many homes are so tight that the humidity level gets too low! Low humidity levels can result in dry skin, sinus issues or even headaches. Believe it or not but, adding a humidifier to your home during peak HVAC periods can balance the humidity.  I know it sounds completely ridiculous. Like bringing a bucket of sand to the beach to play with. But, it’s indeed something to keep in mind.

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Learning what to do on HVAC repair

People tend to underestimate the value of shutting up to listen. Of course, most people just want to hear themselves talk! They think that what they have to say is so interesting they don’t have time to listen to anyone else! But I am the exact opposite. I like to listen and not talk. You can really learn a lot this way, from what people say. Plus from how they say it! I’m pretty good at telling if people are lying or saying something to get attention and I can also tell when someone is legit. So when I overheard this guy at a party talking about his new job as a Heating plus A/C serviceman, I tuned in to the conversation and started listening to him. I didn’t learn lots of details about the Heating plus A/C industry, although I did learn that they paid well – and that they were looking for workers. I did a little bit of research the next morning. I made some inquiries to a couple of different Heating plus A/C companies and they said that I would need to pass the Heating plus A/C certification test before I could become a full time employee there. I got an offer to apprentice for six months. I would not be making much money at all at first, just minimum wage. But then after the 6 months was up, I would take the Heating plus A/C certification test and become a full fledged tech with benefits plus unbelievable pay. Now I put all of my listening skills to good use every morning at work. I keep my mouth closed and soak in all of the other techs’ expertise about the Heating and A/C field. I know I’m going to ace this test plus become a heating and cooling tech because I learned how to listen.

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Our heater that works by burning wood

My grandson Shane came out to spend the holidays with me this week. He’s a young punk; he’s still a teenager but with all the maturity of an 8 year old. He doesn’t like me very much and I’m sorry to say that I don’t like him, which is exactly why he was sent to stay with me for a few weeks. See, I’ve been in the military, I’ve been a prison guard, and I’ve been a teacher. Plus I enforce my rules, and spending time with me would hopefully set the kid straight! He was afraid his parents would make him live with me forever. He was sullen and grumpy right off the bat whenever I picked him up from the airport! Both of us got home, and then as soon as he walked in he asked about the heating, which I had shut down on the main breaker for the Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit. So, the heating was off until I said otherwise. He complained and goofed around with the temperature control a little bit, then he gave up and started to sulk. I asked Shane if he wanted to have a warm furnace for the night, and when he said that he did, I handed him an axe and pointed him outside, saying, “Well, this is pretty good for heating you up now, but you can cut some wood for heating while the two of us sleep.” It took him a little while to get the hang of it; an axe is hard to master. But then after about an hour or so, he had a pretty good amount of wood cut for us to feed to the furnace. And I decided that when he stopped complaining and just chopped the wood like a man, then I would trip the circuit breaker to turn the central heating program back on for a while.

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Happy with the home indoor air temperature

My husband and I decided that we needed a little more space in our home. Our lot is already on its maximum footprint. That left only a single way to move–down. Fortunately, our old home has a pretty terrific footprint already, the only trouble was keeping it comfortable year round. We knew we were going to connect it to the HVAC unit to  the rest of our house, and our original HVAC contractor confirmed that this could be done and would help us to plan the air duct in a way that wouldn’t sacrifice more than necessary for the height of our ceiling. The tricky thing we were nervous about was the thing basements are constantly suffering from–dampness. We could redo the walls and insulate till the cows come home. A finished basement in The UK was still going to have a mildew issue. Our HVAC contractor had the perfect solution for us–adding a humidistat. A humidistat is like a humidifier for your whole house–it works to regulate the amount of moisture in the air, without your thermostat, my husband and I would also be able to raise or lower the amount of moisture in the air. With an additional HVAC zone control in the basement, we are able to lower the moisture with a humidistat and adjust the heating and cooling as needed. Thanks to this remarkable improvement to our household HVAC equipment, our basement addition is always comfortable no matter the season, with no sacrifices being needed to fantastic air quality.

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Don’t need a/c in the fall

Fall is my favorite time to be outside. While I like getting to hike and swim in the Summer, in the fall I just love to be outside at home! Our yard is pretty wild with berry bushes for us to eat and share with the birds, and the wild life here can be alarming at times. I  have the perfect sanctuary on a cool night with my porch. While most folks are packing their yard furniture up, I’m breaking out extra chairs and our outdoor sofa. The sofa goes on the screened in porch, where I’m usually laying outside by myself at night, reading a book under a crocheted blanket. I’ll leave the door to the condo open so my dog can join me, since the screens keep all the bugs out. The best part is that it is cool enough that we don’t need the central A/C on. Not chilly enough to warrant the need for the oil furnace yet. This also means its fire season, so we get out the chairs in the garage to put around the fire pit outside. We do the fall cleaning and burn any excess boxes that didn’t make it to the recycling, and split up the big branches that came down in the Summer storms. It’s our fall cleaning, with lots of porch sweeping while we prep the furnace.  We only have a short window of time before Winter is here and life revolves around the oil furnace, so I’m going to love every last moment of Fall that I can.

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Need to install the heat pump in the south

Moving down south was a big change for my husband and I.  The two of us had consistently lived in the far north our whole lives, where the winter weather is harshly severe.  The two of us were accustomed to a grueling minimum of more than five weeks of heavy snow plus temperatures well below zero.  Our former house was equipped with a natural gas furnace but no air conditioner. Our summer season was always brief plus not overly warm for us.  The new home the we had bought in the south is heated plus cooled by a heat pump. My husband and I had never even heard of a heat pump system before.  This type of plan operates on electricity plus does not burn any harmful fossil fuels. There is no combustion process, which eliminates the fear of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, fumes plus fire hazard.  There are no dangerous greenhouse home gas emissions, making the heat pump legitimately clean and also environmentally friendly. The heat pump operates much like a conventional cooling system in that it moves heat from one location to another location.  In the summertime, it extracts heat from the indoor air and then pumps it outdoors, creating a cooling effect. During the winter, the heat pump reverses this operation. It finds ambient heat in the cool outdoor air, compresses it to a higher temperature before transferring it back into the home.  This process is also energy efficient, won’t overly dry out the air in heating mode, plus effectively dehumidifies in cooling mode. Although the heat pump can only handle demand until the temperature drops below water freezing level, this isn’t ever a problem for us. Because of our milder weather in the south, the heat pump is the perfect solution to temperature control for our house.  

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Dual fuel HVAC

When I purchased our house several years back, it was already equipped with a forced air propane gas furnace.  There was no central cooling system installed, and for the first several years, I relied on a few small portable air conditioners.  About two years ago, I decided to invest in central air conditioning for the house. I contacted a local heating and AC installation company for an estimate as well as their recommendations on a new system.  The tech proposed that I install an electric heat pump rather than get what I wanted, a conventional air conditioner. Since a heat pump costs way more upfront to purchase as well as install, I figured the technician was just hoping for a larger profit.  I then did some research and came to the same conclusion that he did: that combining the gas furnace with a heat pump would undoubtedly save my wallet in the end. The heat pump provides for both heating as well as cooling needs, and in the warm season months, it operates much like a conventional air conditioner would.  It draws ambient heat from inside the home and then it pumps it outside, creating a cooling effect. The heat pump is exceptionally energy efficient for us, trimming operational costs, as well as effectively handling excess humidity as well. When the weather cools off, the heat pump reverses the process to supply heating.  It doesn’t burn fossil fuels to generate heat, however relies on ambient heat in the outside air. This method of heating is exceptionally energy efficient to our joy, clean as well as safe. There are no flames, fumes or combustion of chemical byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide or formaldehyde to worry about.   However, the heat pump is genuinely unable to handle the energy demand once the outside temperature drops below freezing levels. At that point, the home’s gas furnace has to automatically take over. Partnering your propane gas furnace with an electric heat pump is called a dual fuel system.

Our heating equipment is busted

Just a few years ago, I simply had no choice but to upgrade my dated oil furnace.  Because of a lack of necessary upkeep on my part, the old furnace became jammed with an abundance of dusty debris.  Those contaminants jammed necessary airflow through the system, causing the oil furnace to run for considerably longer cycles.  Although it put out an insufficient amount of heat, it was costing more and more to operate. I easily could have called for professional furnace repair.  I noticed the gas furnace making more noise while also taking note that my home was far less comfortable and colder than normal. I simply turned up the thermostat, putting excessive strain on the components, thinking that would fix my problem.  Eventually, the oil furnace overheated and just flat out quit. I hired a professional heating repair company, who checked the inside components of the furnace and discovered a crack in the heat exchanger. When an oil furnace burns its fuel to generate heat, the combustion process produces carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide & formaldehyde as byproducts.  These harmful contaminants are always kept separate from the air pumped into the home by the heat exchanger. Even a small crack or imperfection is a immense safety risk. Unfortunately a heat exchanger is as taxing on my wallet as a whole new oil furnace. I was forced to take out a loan on my house just to cover the cost of the new heating unit. I immediately enrolled in a proactive repair agreement with the heating and cooling company.  I want to keep this new oil furnace washed regularly and in perfect condition. I not only plan to fulfill the manufacturer’s warranty obligations, but hope to extend its service life and try to maximize efficiency. With annual complications solved when they arise, regular cleaning, and any necessary adjustments done right away, the oil furnace continues to perform at its best.

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Portable a/c is not that portable

I guess our Grandpa’s portable air conditioner is from 1975 or perhaps even before. The A/C system is undeniably older than plus outweighs me… Every year though, our Grandpa  calls us up and wants help with his window AC. My sister Jada and I have to go up into his attic to get it. The two of us have to lug this A/C unit down the narrowest flight of stairs in the world. Both of us then have to shimmy the cooling system down a small hallway and then try to fit it in a too tight window. It takes a lot of maneuvering, groaning, plus force of shear strength to get the cooling system in the window. Every year my sister Jada just about loses her hand in the process, and she usually ends up bleeding by the end of the cooling installation. Her hands are all cut up plus the two of us are soaked in sweat. Both of us have privately discussed accidently pushing the A/C out of the window. It would then break into a ton of ruined bits plus need to be updated. The only reason our Grandpa won’t upgrade his A/C is because it still works. This old portable cooling equipment still turns on and does the task! Jada and I would like to make sure it does not, and buy him a ductless mini split. This cooling system would already be installed on his wall, but when our Grandpa wanted A/C, he could manually turn it on to be all set.  No way will he ever do that while the window A/C still works though. That is why both of us are thinking the A/C should have an accident.

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Need to constantly get new HVAC filters

Apparently, once a month the cooling filter should be taken out and cleaned. As well, you can wash the air filter for 3 months before you need to get a new one. Unfortunately, I never can do this. I have to wash my air filter on a weekly basis. I blame my dog and my roommates long black hair… Everytime I take out the air filter, gobs of colorless and black hair will be stuck in it. For me, cleaning out the hair mixed with dust and dirt is the grossest thing in the world. I dislike doing the air filter cleaning on a weekly basis very much. As it were, if I don’t wash the air filter that often, I notice the difference in my Heating in addition to Air Conditioning performance immediately. As is, the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning component barely can push out either heat or AC. The Heating in addition to Air Conditioning device also tends to either make noise or just randomly shut off. Another air filter issue I have is that cleaning it does not consistently do the job. Yes, I wash it daily, but sometimes the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning will still be mad at me. I do a daily cleaning, and about after a month I will regularly get a new air filter. I am wasting a ton of currency just buying new A/C filters for my Heating in addition to Air Conditioning, although other people don’t have this problem. Is it really the hair that makes it clog so fast? Or maybe my Heating in addition to Air Conditioning is really sensitive to dust instead? I wonder if I can get an air filter with bigger holes in it, so I don’t have to change it so often. I would let a little dust in the gas furnace and A/C to not change it so much.

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No cooling while we party

Our oldest daughter got married last weekend, and what a day it was.  It was a elegant anniversary and she was a stunning bride to be. When she found the perfect dress, about 2 years ago when she was single), she tried to take into account that the event would be in a barn and the people I was with and I would be at the mercy of the daily weather. The gown was strappless and the people I was with and I sincerely figured she could just put on a coverup if needed.  What the people I was with and I definitely didn’t take into account was the fact that it could be almost 90 degrees outside somehow. The entire bridal celebration was fighting the sweat that was constantly running down their backs. I would have given anything for even 3 degrees cooler that afternoon. The venue did have some amount of climate control to some extent but with high ceilings and such, even a large commercial Heating, Ventilation, and A/C device can’t keep a barn cool.  The thin wooden walls are not insulated as that would take away from the rustic appearance so any heat or treated air goes right through to the outside. I really felt sorry for our poor little daughter and our hubby,(who was wearing a suit). When planning an event as big as a anniversary, you need time to prepare for it. Instead, we just hoped for the best when they picked the date.

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Career in heating and cooling

I was a repressed kid, and I can actually see that now. I was a “good boy” growing up, & was so terrified back in the day of my dad I never broke any rules. I never got into trouble whatsoever, split class, shoplifted, snuck a beer, or any other little rebellions that are totally normal & healthy in growing children. I got enjoyable grades, graduated high in my class in middle school, & finally moved out to go to school. After all that continual repression, my freshman year was total rebellion, where I broke every single rule I could & started gatheringing way too hard. I didn’t take school very seriously, & dropped out. If it wasn’t for finding a professor in the HVAC industry I very well might have kept falling & falling. Instead, I landed a enjoyable task working each day as an assistant in a heating & cooling maintenance shop. I still went out & partied hard every single night, even though I always got up & made it to the HVAC shop somehow on time. The spend money was decent, & the boss was quite good about demonstrating the unusual repairs she really was mostly doing on a/cs & oil furnaces. These are incredibly complex machines, however every day she patiently explained how all the unusual heating & cooling components intricately worked. My parents are still mad at myself and others for ditching university that day, however now I’m thinking about taking some night classes to prepare for the upcoming HVAC certification test. Once I have my HVAC certification I can start taking many calls on myself and others own, & my spend money should more than double soon! I didn’t ever see myself as an A/C maintenance tech, however I suppose that is just how life works out.

Using our furnace as a back up

Once when I was a very little kid, & this would have been around sixty or sixty many years ago, our entire town lost power for most of the winter. Things were unusual then, the power grid was definitely not as secure as it is these afternoons, & the two of us struggled for more than one full weeks after that before the electricity came back on to our street. I always remembered that Winter always as a reason to have a backup plan, & to always know things might go completely sideways. It isn’t that I don’t use current technology, because I entirely do! But I always have a backup plan. A heating plan these days is something you never absolutely know about until it’s already up & gone & you, & sporadically that is too late. The single way I see it, you can never be too careful when it comes to heating, so I also have a backup to my backup plan! Of course my house has a nice little central HVAC plan that serves as the primary heating source for my home. If the household electricity goes out, then I have a small gas furnace that runs on tanks of stored up natural gas. I have enough extra gas tanks to keep that gas furnace working for at least a couple of weeks, day & night. On top of all that, I have a very nice old wood burning oil furnace that I keep just in case all else fails. So far I can say I have never needed to use the wood burning oil furnace, however it is always still enjoyable to have around. When it comes to something so as pressing as heating, its better to have it & not need it than need it & not have it.’

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Mounted the thermostat too low

I installed my own thermostat and this was a mistake. I now know that I need to have a HVAC professional do everything in my home. Even something as simple as drilling a few holes in the wall is best left the professional. I messed up placing the thermostat in my home. The big mistake I did was that I installed the thermostat for my height. I am not even five feet tall. So I put the temperature control at my face height. I did not think about anyone else when I set it up either. I have a husband and three boys all over six feet. They basically all have to crouch down to set the climate control. What is even worse is that the thermostat is around their height. This means that they are constantly bumping the thermostat. The HVAC system frequently gets adjusted by their elbows. In the Summer, the air conditioning will sometimes shut off or be running at full power. That is because somebody accidentally hit the dial or off bottom. In the Winter, it is a good day when the heater stays on. The dial always get pushed lower. When the temperature is set lower, the heating system does not turn on. I wake up to a freezing house and realize my husband hit the thermostat on his way to work. I need to remove the thermostat and set it up higher. But, after getting int installed, I don’t know how I will do at removing it. Also, I am not exactly qualified on the right height.

Free space heaters on the road

I live by a very heavily trafficked road. This makes getting rid of things so easy. All I do is take the items to the side of this road, plus within an minute somebody picks up my junk. I have gotten rid of several recliner chairs in just 1 day. I also have gotten rid of a busted vacuum, outdated baby furniture plus a ton of blown tires. I swear to you, people will take literally anything. My most recent items I put out was my outdated or broken space heaters. My family just updated the heating situation inside our house. Instead of placing energy wasting space gas furnaces around the house, every one of us decided we should put in radiant floors. The Heating, Ventilation plus A/C contractor ripped up the existing flooring. They then placed electric heated mats under the floors plus put current flooring right over the top of it. The heating plan is safe from dust plus destruction being under the flooring. The heating plan is also particularly efficient because none of the heated air rises toward the ceiling. It is also a silent oil furnace device too. The heated floor upgrade was a fantastic decision. Space gas furnaces were no longer necessary for us, so I tried my hand with getting somebody to take them. I am impressed I got rid of them all because most of the space heating gas furnaces had lit on fire at 1 point. They were all different degrees of melted, blackened plus charged. Within an minute plus big van picked up all my different space heaters. They do work, they are just a little dangerous. I think if you need heating, really anything will genuinely do.

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neat HVAC technology

Owning a historic lake house is a labor of love without question. Unlike owners in the past, we’re dedicated to returning this lake house to the former glory it once was! This has involved long talks as well as trips to the local historians’ offices to pick out everything from exterior paint as well as trim to finding out the type of flowers that would have been planted when our Colonial lake house was built. When we first bought this house, our friends all said the same thing–that thing is going to be terribly hard to heat! But surprisingly, it’s not hard at all. That’s because we found a way to keep the beautiful aged windows while retaining the sizzling air inside thanks to a resealing process! One of our favorite things is inviting our friends over for board games as well as drinks in our spare room. This room is decorated like an aged gaming hall from the early 20’s. They’re constantly amazed that our Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C system keeps the house so toasty! Even when the temperatures plummet below freezing, it stays comfy. This is because we installed a fantastic new gas boiler system when we bought the home! The boiler works to reduce heat loss, all the while functioning as part of the original pipework. While our house looks seasoned yet beautiful, it retains all of the conveniences of a new house! In fact, we’re convinced that older homes such as ours were built to be more economic with the central heater. Aside from restoring the windows as well as updating the boiler, we haven’t had to repair anything else on our house!

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heating technology on our houseboat

Lately, our preference of minimalism has changed and become the desire to physically live in a small property. I have rented apartments for nearly a decade, mostly since student loans have made my credit too poor for a mortgage! However, the popularity of tiny homes as well as off the grid living has made me reconsider owning a house – a tiny house, that is. The hassle of yard work and dealing with property care also seems to be too extensive, so I felt hopeless for a moment. Then it hit me this one day as I was going through another blog–houseboats! With a houseboat, I wouldn’t have to worry about a yard, property taxes, or any other kind of care issue with local government. My only real problem was staying comfortable–how does one go about heating, ventilating and cooling a houseboat? What would the limits be due to safety, air quality, power, as well as even weight of the boat? I was sad that the high cost of a particularly expensive heating as well as AC unit would make owning a houseboat a far-fetched dream. As it turns out, you can heat your houseboat in a lot of affordable ways! I would never have considered many of them, like a heat pump, which is a type of ductless Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C. The heat pump was the obvious choice! These units don’t need fuel to run and are economical, but expensive. Then I found a video where someone had done what I didn’t think to be possible–installing a wood burning stove on a houseboat! I thought it wouldn’t be safe or effective, but it is in fact both of these things. You just have to be prepared to wash the chimney flue every so often though, but I think it would be worth it!

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A great a/c option for a bike

I have found that I’m into biking lately, as I have all the necessary gear to make a long distance trip when I want to do it. I invested in a ton of bike lights so I can do some evening riding, too. I also got padded shorts, hand grips and the full outfit to ride in! I have a phone mount on the bike as well, and this little bluetooth speaker for playing music as I ride. The only thing I now need for the ultimate biking experience is air conditioning! I prefer feeling the wind hit me while I ride, but anytime I stop, the lack of a breeze is just awful. The hot sun, high humidity and my own body heat collectively kill me! If I had a little portable A/C unit, this would be perfect. I would prefer to have A/C for those stationary times, but sadly there is no such thing as having portable air conditioner for a bicycle. Yes, you can get a little fan or a dinky electric unit that claims it is the same as a real air conditioning unit, but that is not what I want! I want the same power my window a/c unit gives me at home. The reason this is not a thing for bikes is the lack of electricity, but I suppose there will be a way to have a functioning air conditioner while I ride. Maybe it could be battery operated? Ideally, it would be nice if my clothing was equipped with some kind of built-in heating or cooling. I would prefer to stop at a red light, and turn on the A/C in my biking gear. With the press of a button, cold air would flow through my clothing. That would truly be the best biking accessory ever!