Browse Month: August 2018

AC going too strong

When the opportunity presents itself to go to a theme park with your friends, you don’t turn it down! Especially when one of your friends is paying your way in. At that point, it’s foolish to not take advantage of a free weekend with relaxing friends! I was given such an opportunity for a weekend of fun and adventure just last week, and almost every part of the park brought relaxing times for my group. Now, keep in mind, I do say “almost” every part for a reason. See, I’m a pretty thin woman – not a lot of meat on these bones, and for that reason, it doesn’t take much to get cold. Well, one of the rides at the park had an indoor wait for the line, and the entire hallway was chilly! The air conditioning must’ve been on full blast, because the air quality in that hallway was near unbearable for me. Every five feet, there was a vent in the ceiling that blew chilly air directly onto me. We were in the South, so I’m sure they had the HVAC system set to max cool to cope with the temperatures outside. Still, they clearly had the HVAC system working too hard if half the people in line are shivering! By the time we got to the actual coaster to board the ride, I had my arms in my shirt just to conserve body heat. I asked the ride attendant if they might consider lowering the temperature in the hallway. They said it was locked at the new setting, then the attendant was shivering too, so I guess she wasn’t kidding around! I can’t imagine the energy consumption that comes from over-cooling an entire stretch of hallway like this on a hot afternoon, anyway. The theme park must contract the HVAC repairs and repair to some real wizards of HVAC repair!

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Want to work in HVAC

I made a less educated decision when I finished school. Afraid to commit to a major, I decided to choose something that would be easy, and give me plenty of time to enjoy the college experience. Yeah, I was that guy, but I decided to get a degree in humanities, which I wasn’t even happy about! Since I graduated from college with a degree I couldn’t really use, I was left with a mountain of student debt and nothing to show for it. Desperate to find a well-paying job, I decided to pursue certification as an HVAC repair serviceman. At the advice of a friend who went through the same program, certification only took a year’s time, and by the end of the program I was already working for a local company! The money was surprisingly good for what I was doing, and I found I really enjoyed working with my hands! Each day, my job would take me to an odd scenario. Thursday, I would perform a routine check-up on a heating and cooling system for a residential home. Monday, I’d assist another serviceman in replacing extensive HVAC duct in someone’s home, and Monday, I was called in to help repair a heavily disfigured compressor that was hit by a drunk driver! The unpredictability of the work really made it stand out as a career I’d enjoy. II was making better money as I spent more time on call. Eventually, I decided to become a state-certified company, and now I make  good money doing what I now love. I can’t say enough how glad I am that my friend referred me to this program, and got me interested in the HVAC industry.

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Why they won’t use smart HVAC

The lot of us all have that family member stuck in the 80s, but you know who I am talking about –  it’s the same person who uses the same TV that was made in the late 1979s, and is still convinced that electric cars are nothing more than evidence of a scary theory. In my case, that person is none other than my own best friend Travis! trying to educate my friend Travis on how to use modern technology is like trying to teach an older person how to work a computer. Travis refuses to see how it would help him to use modern technology, and insist on now working longer rather than now working more efficient! Just a bit ago, I had a smart temperature control installed at my house. I had it put in because my respected Heating, Ventilation, and A/C repair serviceman told me that this thing would save myself and others nearly $80 a month in electric bills. While I was able to get it installed fairly simple, the real challenge came when my friend Travis came to visit and immediately felt obliged to tinker with a temperature control. Travis clearly had no idea what he was doing, and within 1 hour of getting no response from the machinery, Travis insisted the modern temperature control was no longer functional! I explained to my friend Travis that the temperature control was entirely password protected, because modern temperature controls give people the ability to set up password code to keep the temperature control staying at the same setting.

I think I want a geothermal heat pump

I’ve been residing in my home for about more a year now. Since the start I’ve observed that the air compressor component outside makes terribly loud sounds, which Heating, Ventilation, and A/C workers have repeatedly told myself and others is just a symptom of how aged the device is. So, I have a furnace in my basement for heat which is a wow factor! I live in the south, so I see maybe 5 weeks of particularly cold weather out of the year anyway. I’ve tried to make to with the not good or excessive component over the past few years, however at this point I’m sick of the work that comes with trying to handle it! So, I’ve made the choice that I will instead look into installing something I’ve wanted since before I went out of my apartment. Uh huh, that would be none other than a geothermal heat pump! These things are amazing – the indoor component can fit in a smaller space, it’s so tiny. So, the actual legwork of the component is performed by a slew of pipes, which circulate water from the home to the rich soil in the earth. While there’s numerous patterns to choose from as far as piping is considered, I must use the vertical pattern due to my property’s tight space. This means the metal pipes will be installed to go deep into the earth’s ground, where the heat exchange will go on and cool down the home or bring moderate air into it. This plan is absolutely perfect for my weather too, because it will help keep the home cool and provide some heating.

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Temperature gauge

I love when the season comes to a close plus all of us are all free for the hot times. My friend Emma plus I get along well, plus Emma and I method all sorts of trips to go on throughout the warm plus toasty season. Emma and I in the country right next to the grape fields, so every one of us spend tons of days in there camping, hunting for wild grape bushes to eat, plus playing with our friends in the fields. All of us regularly task up quite a sweat with the sunshine beating down on us all morning long, so it is regularly such a relief when every one of us finally head back to the house. Our parents recently bought a brand modern air cooling idea that keep the home great plus cool while I was in the Summer, however rather than just 1 huge air conditioning unit, there are several little units sited in almost all rooms of the house. Each component will come with its own temperature gauge, so Emma and I are free to adjust it in our own rooms to the temperature we like. The modern cooling units are also so silent that I often forget they are in our room. I am the style of gal who needs complete silence when trying to go to sleep, plus our last heating plus cooling idea was loud plus not loud. This 1 keeps the home cool plus lets me and Emma get a much better nights sleep than the past 1. On the occasional time when there is a heat warning plus my parents don’t want Emma and I running all over outside, her and I don’t even mind now.

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The heating and air was rather efficient

My friend Seth just moved into the same neighborhood as myself plus I am so excited! Seth only lives a few minutes from me, so Seth and I will finally be able to hang out just love our old school afternoons. The sand house that he moved into is neat. It has all the bells plus whistles, and big glass doors with a elegant view of the lake, a big staircase plus all of the newest gizmos there. Seth also has a cool modern heating plus cooling component installed. In the area where Seth and I live, the weather can be cold 1 afternoon plus then tepid the next. This new heating plus cooling idea he had installed can deal with both situations without a problem. It has the ability to sense the temperature in all the rooms in the sand house plus set them all to custom temperatures. I had never seen anything quite love it! In the kitchen would be nice plus cozy. In the study room plus bathroom, it was brisk plus cold. I was so glad that for the first few weeks that Seth moved in, I was hardly ever not there. Seth and I would watch all of the immense games on his tube plus hang out on the couch so comfortable plus content. Seth commanded that I have the air conditioning component put back at our apartment, despite the fact that I thought it would be too much money for me. After some research though, I realized that this heating plus cooling idea was rather a good idea.

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Industrial HVAC in the shed

One of the many things that we constantly look forward to during the Summer break is the opportunity to be enjoying the water. Having grown up near the main beach in the area, it has been a constant area of my recreational pleasure. A few years ago we found a used personal watercraft for a unbelievably low price, it just needed some tending loving care … Come to find out that tender loving care means a whole lot of work. The impeller shaft had bent and needed fixing, and all the fuel lines needed replacing. There were also some cosmetic complications to be fixed. Thankfully, over the last Winter a few of my friends and I had built a job shed in the backyard where we could do work and fool around with engines or woodworking in an air-conditioned environment. The two of us ended up installing an industrial strength HVAC unit in the shed. It was a central heating and cooling design which kept the routing of the ducts and vents to a minimum. The shed was of a good size, but not large so we only had to run several sets of ducts with a total of 6 different vents. When the heat of Summer was starting to approach, we finally got around to working on the broken watercraft. It took several intense mornings to get all of the different components taken apart, updated and put back together, but once we did the sled ran like a champion. I was grateful to my friends for helping to build this job shed, which allowed us to get that sled all fixed up perfectly while finally working in a comfortable environment. Now we are ready to head out on the water with plenty of Summertime left for us to enjoy.

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HVAC positioned above the crib

My lovely wifey and I had been waiting for a while to have girls before our daughter was born, so by the time she had come into our lives we had already done a unbelievable deal of preparation. The two of us very much wanted to make sure that both my daughter and my wifey would be as comfortable as possible in the new room. In addition to all the cleaning, painting and new furniture, I had to be positive the HVAC plan was running 100% correctly. I had a local A/C maintenance professional come over and maintenance the cooling and furnace systems to make sure they were both 100% ready to support a newborn in the house. Since our daughter was due in the late Wintertime, it was important that the heat was functioning reliably. The last thing that I wanted to happen was for the little baby to be brought beach home to a freezing house. Once we got the bed and glider chair all set up, we made sure all the decorations were hung up or painted. There were more bright pink items and butterflies than I had ever seen in my life. The two of us positioned her crib so that when the air or heat kicked on the air from the vents would gently cause motion in the mobile above the crib, but not blow directly into it. When the day arrived for her to be born everything went well, and in a few short mornings we brought her to the beach house to a nice cozy home. It was a lot of job making sure we had everything 100% taken care of before she had arrived, but it was well worth it.

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