The arrangement with my HVAC worker

I had been having some money issues lately.

  • And because of this it has caused many set backs for me.

These set backs included getting my seasonal HVAC tune ups and check ups done. I was lucky to have a really nice HVAC worker that usually works on my central heating and air conditioning system. He made a special arrangement with me to be able to pay for a year’s worth of heating and air conditioning system tune ups and check ups in monthly instalments. This made it possible for me to be able to continue on with getting my HVAC service. Then as a bonus, if I ever have an issue with my central heating and air conditioning system unit, he would allow me to pay for any repairs in the same fashion. The independent private heating and air conditioning contractor I use is one of the best human beings around. He is not all about business only. He understands life happens and that everyone has heating and air conditioning needs that have to be taken care of. He will do everything within his power to work with the people (within reason) to be able to provide top quality HVAC service. The major heating and air conditioning corporations in the area would never do such a thing. All they care about is getting their money and that’s it. They don’t actually give a hoot about their customers. And that’s most businesses that are corporate. So I am very glad to have my independent humaine heating and air conditioning contractor instead of having to deal with corporations.

 

New HVAC technology

Multi split AC

At my last home, I had ducted air conditioning, or what some might refer to as “normal” air conditioning.

I didn’t know there was such a thing as a multi split air system until I moved into a house that had it.

A multi split system works a little differently than a ducted AC. Ducted AC uses ducts to distribute cooling while a multi split AC system uses multiple indoor units attached to one outdoor unit. Typically, multi split air conditioning is more expensive to install but more cost-effective in the long run. Fortunately for me, the multi split AC was already included with the house. In short, I get all of the benefits without the extra installation cost. What I love about the multi split AC is that it is much sleeker. Multi split AC also can last a lifetime where the ducted air conditioners can last typically a maximum of 30 years. Finally, the multi split AC is much quieter than the ducted AC. I was also reading online and saw the performance, as well as the longevity, of the multi split AC is superior to the ducted air conditioning that I have grown accustomed to. I think I really lucked into this whole multi split AC thing. Hopefully I won’t be moving any time soon, I think I’ll get spoiled on the multi split AC. I don’t see myself going back. Well, I guess if I had to pay to install it in the first place, I would just have to get used to it. Thankfully, I plan on being in this home for the foreseeable future.

 

a/c care

An air purifier for the end of the world

With the state of affairs today, I’m glad to see that some people are trying to keep a good sense of humor about the entire situation.

Honestly, there’s not that much that any individual can do in this pandemic situation other than hiding out inside and taking care of yourself.

Therefore, I don’t see what the harm is in trying to be a little funny here and there. That’s why, I wasn’t particularly offended by an ad that popped up on my social media last week. However, lots of other people are up in arms. You see, a local heating, cooling, and ventilation company was taking a massive hit on business in our area. Nobody was calling for emergency heating and cooling repair services unless it was absolutely necessary. Nobody cared about routine furnaces or air conditioning maintenance when there is so much else to worry about. The air quality control dealership didn’t want to go out of business because of a week or two of public panicking, so they decided to market other air handling devices that were relevant for the times. They put out ads online detailing their brand new hospital-grade air purification system with captions about surviving the end of the world. The HEPA air filters, along with the UV light decontamination chamber, promised to get your air as clean as the inside of a quarantine room. Well, no one in my area appreciated the apocalypse jokes and promises of filtering out zombie germs from their indoor air as much as I did… Now the HVAC dealership has been getting plenty of phone calls, but today aren’t necessarily setting up service appointments.

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Inexpensive hotel has terrible air conditioning that leaks water

Last winter, my husband and I spent a couple of weeks traveling along the southern coast.

  • Since we live in the northern part of the country, we were eager to escape the cold and snow for a little while.

We spent most of our time on the road, checking out nearby attractions, lying on the beach and swimming in the ocean. Since we spent very little time in the hotel rooms, we were reluctant to spend a ton of money on luxury accommodations. Some of the inexpensive hotels were actually quite nice and clean, with decent air conditioning, comfortable beds, and good water pressure. There was one hotel, however, that was truly awful. I knew we were in trouble when we first stepped into the elevator and it smelled like a wet dog. In our room, the carpet was stained, there were spider webs in the corners and dust on the furniture. All we really wanted was to get a peaceful night’s sleep, but that proved impossible. The plumbing made strange noises all night long, loud enough to wake us up. The mattress dipped in the middle and the sheets were thin and scratchy. There were not enough pillows, and they were lumpy and too small. Plus, the room was terribly overheated because of the inadequate air conditioning. The actual HVAC unit appeared to be at least fifty years old, and was rusty, dented and dirty. Our only options for operation were on and off, and we could switch between heating and cooling. The air conditioner provided very little cool air, and it smelled moldy and spewed dust into the room. It also dripped water on the carpet and created a puddle.

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We want to put on a new addition to our house but we’re worried about the HVAC system

My husband and I have been talking about putting an addition onto our house for the past few years.

I think that this year is going to be the year that we actually go ahead and do it.

We have four kids, and two of them are already. We are pretty sure that we’re going to end up with some grandkids before too long and so we want to be sure to have a lot of extra room in our house. We know that we want the addition, and the only thing that’s really holding us back at this point is that fact that we don’t know what we’re going to do about our HVAC system for the new part of the house. Our current heating and cooling system does fairly well to heat and cool our house now, but we know that with a lot of extra space, it’s going to be more of a strain on our HVAC system. That’s what we’re trying to decide on at the moment. Our general contractor is having lots of conversations with our HVAC contractor to see what the best option would be for heating and cooling the new area in our house. I was thinking that we might want to try something like a ductless mini split system for heating and cooling but now I wonder if that makes sense financially. I am wondering if it would be better for us to just purchase another HVAC system that’s more powerful in the first place. If the HVAC system is more powerful, then it can be used for heating and cooling the whole house without a huge increase in our heating and cooling bills.

 

 

furnace/heater repair

New A/C really isn’t new

I was lucky to be able to find work almost instantly after moving to this current city. I really like my co-workers too in addition to all of us were chatting a bit when I told them that I’m looking for a window air conditioner unit for my apartment… One of my co-workers informed me that he has a window unit for sale right now. He explained that the unit is only about multiple years outdated in addition to that it is entirely energy efficient. He’s asking $250 for the a/c unit because he said it’s strong enough to cool down an entire flat. I decided to go ahead in addition to take a look at the air conditioner unit that entirely night. The first thing I observed was that the window a/c was much older than multiple years old. it looks like it’s closer to 10 years old. It also does not have any energy efficiency stickers or claims on it, but when I asked to hear it run, my coworker made a bunch of excuses about not being able to plug it in etc, etc. I got entirely suspicious in addition to decided not to buy the a/c, then now my coworker is frustrated. He’s acting like other people had been lining up to buy the a/c in addition to that he turned them away so that I could get it. I guess this isn’tthe case at all. Even if it had been, it was only a few hours between when all of us talked about the a/c in addition to when I looked at it. He could really sell it to a single of those other people. I hope this does not cause some exhausting blood at work however I can’t afford to spend $250 on an a/c that, truthfully, seems like a piece of crap.

 

 

Heating and cooling equipment

Siblings argument over temperature control

My sibling is going to see for the Springtime Springtime semester; She’s doing some community hours for her degree, however apparently they have to get some real world experience in addition to all of us live really close to a single of the areas she can work in, that’s why she flew over a thoUnited Statesnd miles to stay here in addition to volunteer… I care about that my sibling is going to see however we are always fighting about the temperature control.

It’s almost like all of us are little kids again; My sibling is always complaining that she is too boiling however I’m always cold.

I’m a single of those people who keeps my home at about 69 degrees year-round. My sibling, on the other hand, always keeps her loft about 73°, then but this is my home so I should be able to keep it comfortable for me. But then again, my sibling is a guest in my home so I want her to be comfortable too. That’s why I started looking into getting the zone control for my house. That way I could keep my sibling’s room nice in addition to cool while the rest of the home stays warm, like I like it, but however, zone control can be rather expensive in addition to my sibling is moving back to her own place in a few months… Every one of us are also looking at getting a portable a/c unit for my sibling’s room. This would be significantly less money in addition to all of us would definitely be able to use it again. The portable a/c we are looking at is about multiple in addition to a half feet tall in addition to it has little wheels. Then it also has hoses that affix to the window. It is a real a/c so I guess my sibling will believe a lot more comfortable with it in her room.

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Siblings argument over temperature control

My brother is visiting for the Spring year, but she’s doing some community hours for his degree, but apparently they have to get some real world experience plus the people I was with and I live entirely close to one of the areas he can toil in, and that’s why he flew over a thoUSnd miles to stay here plus volunteer, and i like that my brother is visiting but we are regularly fighting about the temperature control.

It’s almost like the people I was with and I are little kids again! My brother is regularly complaining that she’s too moderate but I am regularly cold.

I am one of those people who keeps my home at about 70 degrees year-round. My brother, on the other hand, regularly keeps his apartment about 70°, but this is my home so I should be able to keep it comfortable for me. But then again, my brother is a guest in my home so I want his to be comfortable too. That’s why I started looking into getting the zone control for my house. That way I could keep my brother’s room nice plus cool while the rest of the home stays warm, like I like it; However, zone control can be rather overpriced plus my brother is moving back to his own locale in a few weeks, and we are also looking at getting a portable air conditioner component for my brother’s room. This would be significantly less money plus the people I was with and I would entirely be able to use it again. The portable air conditioner we are looking at is about more than one plus a half feet tall plus it has little wheels. Then it also has hoses that connect to the window. It is a real air conditioner so I suppose my brother will know a lot more comfortable with it in his room.

 

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It’s too dry

I recently bought my very first space heater.

I had been hearing about how good space oil furnaces were for years.

After my last electric bill it pushed me in the direction to finally go plus get one of these portable space oil furnaces to try plus save energy, and well, I have to tell you that I was rather disappointed in the portable space heater! I had no plan how dry that heat was plus how it made the entire room dry as ever! I ended up getting a dry cough plus dry skin from running the space gas furnace in my kitchen while i’m trying to sleep. I also noticed that I was waking up a lot more having to drink sizable amounts of water because of how dehydrated I was feeling from the air being so dry because of the portable space heater! I finally decided to scrap the whole plan of using this portable space gas furnace plus just go back to paying the high electric bills from running my central heating plan unit. I will just set my thermostat on the wall to a lower temperature to try to save money. Someone easily told me that if I got myself a smart thermostat I would be able to reduce my energy use from the central furnace. And that it would also come in handy in the hot Summer weeks when running the central cooling system. I know the smart thermostat is going to be my next attempt. All I do know is that I am going to return this space gas furnace to the store where I bought it from!
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It’s too dry

I recently bought my certainly first space heater.

I had been hearing about how wonderful space gas furnaces were for years.

After my last electric bill it pushed myself and others in the direction to finally go as well as get 1 of these portable space gas furnaces to try as well as save energy, but well, I have to tell you that I was rather disappointed in the portable space heater! I had no idea how dry that heat was as well as how it made the entire room dry as ever! I ended up getting a dry cough as well as dry skin from running the space heating system in my kitchen while i’m trying to sleep. I also noticed that I was waking up a lot more having to drink giant amounts of water because of how dehydrated I was feeling from the air being so dry because of the portable space heater! I finally decided to scrap the whole idea of using this portable space heating system as well as just go back to paying the high electric bills from running my central heating plan unit. I will just set my thermostat on the wall to a lower temperature to try to save money. Someone entirely told myself and others that if I got myself a smart thermostat I would be able to reduce my energy use from the central gas furnace. And that it would also come in handy in the warm Summer months when running the central air conditioning unit. I think the smart thermostat is going to be my next attempt. All I do guess is that I am going to return this space heating system to the store where I bought it from!

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