We had recently installed a new HVAC system early in our renovations in the new home we just bought, and it had made a big difference in our indoor quality of life. The one major thing we did not like was the dry indoor air which caused static electricity while we were in the Winter time weeks. A neighbor of ours had suggested that we have a humidifier added to the gas oil furnace which would add humidity to the air and make it more comfortable and less static. We then went and called out the heating and cooling supplier we had used for the current HVAC system and within a couple minutes they had installed the humidifier onto the side of the oil furnace. The current HVAC system was attached to a water source which ran over a filter inside the unit. The hot air leaving the oil furnace would flow across the wet filter and add humidity to the hot air. We could feel the difference instantly. The air just felt better not dry. The first night sleeping in the home after the humidifier was installed was amazing, but i would normally wake up with a genuinely dry yucky mouth and nose however now it was moist and comfortable… Adding a current brand new and very up to date humidifier to our gas oil furnace was a genuinely fantastic method and I wondered why my spouse and I had waited so long.
A year ago when I retired, I decided to do some repair and upgrade to my garage workshop. My first thought was to get an electric gas furnace for the garage for the times in the Winter season when I felt like tinkering. I figured that this could keep the garage nice and hot for me. Well the first time I ran the gas furnace on full blast it blew the breaker for the garage! I knew this was not going to work out, so I called out my local heating and cooling specialist at my local HVAC supplier to make some recommendations for heating my garage. They suggested that a ductless mini split unit would be perfect for the size of the garage. This proposal of a system only needed a small hole in the wall & no air duct. The heating and cooling specialist did have to run a dedicated electrical line to the garage to avoid any further breaker issues. The mini split equipment was mounted on the wall a couple feet down from the ceiling. It was sleek & current looking & even had a remote control. I was able to set the thermostat on the equipment to my desired temperature & within a few hours the garage would be at that temperature, I was undoubtedly over the moon with my ductless mini split unit & highly recommend it to anyone who needs to heat or cool a smaller space! Indeed, it is wonderful and cozy for sure! Best thing!
I have always hated using the bathroom in public places for many reasons. If they aren’t clean, well that’s just gross. And if they are smelly – I really get upset. If nothing else, get some kind of air purification system to put in there. And in the summer months, there’s nothing worse than coming in from outside where it’s hot and humid, only to walk into a hot and humid restroom. I’m amazed that these public restrooms don’t have air vents in order to run air conditioning in there. In the end, I try to avoid public restrooms at all costs. I guess I am really sensitive to air quality in general. I am not rich, by any means, but I can afford a decent HVAC system in my house. So I know that public places can afford it too. It just must not be that important to them. But if I have to use their un-air conditioned restroom, then I get mad and don’t want to go back to their place again. My HVAC contractor has always kept my HVAC system running well. He’s also updated some of the features in both my air conditioning and my air purification system. This is a wonderful way to keep my home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and awesome clean air year round. So since using a restroom is such a sensitive thing to me, I am really turned off when it’s not to my liking. I plan ahead when I leave my house when it comes to my restroom needs. By enjoying the air conditioned and clean bathrooms in my own home, I find that I can avoid using public restrooms much of the time. That just seems to be the way it is.
Well, it’s that time of the year again where I need to have my Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning serviced and the ductwork cleaned. The HVAC technician that I used to hire just left the area to take a job out of state. That means that I needed to start researching who would be a good replacement. And so I went started my search online to find out what was out there, read a lot of reviews, and finally found the right guy. I called the number listed on the website and was pleasantly surprised to hear such a friendly voice. From what I read, this HVAC contractor has an excellent reputation and charges reasonable fees. I set up an appointment for him to come to my house to perform the cleaning and service. The appointment fell just about exactly at the one-year mark since my HVAC system had been serviced. When he arrived, he was just as friendly. He quickly started checking my entire system, as well as cleaning out the ductwork. He appeared to really know his stuff, and he worked for over three hours straight. He did such a great job I insisted that he take my tip. He gave me some information about possibilities for future upgrades on my furnace, ventilation and air conditioning. I had heard how high-tech the new HVAC systems had become, and I certainly will update mine. But I would need to include this in my annual budget in order to start saving for such a major expense. But when I am ready to have any upgrades done, I certainly plan on using my new HVAC technician.
When I looked out across the driveway this week I almost fainted from joy. There on the tree branches were the first orange leaves. The first sign of summertime waning plus fall arriving, was staring myself right in the mug. I looked at the thermometer on the porch plus I was almost crude enough to throw a middle finger or two at it, although I resisted because that would have been childish. So I stuck out my tongue to the thermometer instead, plus I blew a kiss to the orange leaves. I walked back into my air conditioned cabin plus I went right to the temperature control gauge. It was still set at seventy-eight, plus I gave it a loving pat while telling it that soon it would also be controlling the gas furnace. It is so much cheaper to run the gas furnace than it is to run straight to the air conditioner. The air conditioner needs to have a dehumidifier plus an air cleaner. Summers around where I live, are just brutal. There is consistently high humidity. Even if the temperatures aren’t in the mid-nineties, the humidity makes it think care about it is not just in the mid-nineties, but closer to a single hundred. Our weather forecaster goes by heat indices plus not by actual daily temperatures themselves. Without the air conditioner, everyone would be so miserable that not a single one would ever talk. I remember when air conditioner in a car was a luxury, but back then, air conditioner was not widely used by anyone back then, even in their houses. And you can trust me, it wasn’t because it wasn’t wanted, but it was too high-priced. I am so happy that an air conditioner comes in every car now, plus it seems to be commonplace for every single home.
I remember this single family home I used to rent. It was the most horrible thing. There wasn’t any air conditioner installed plus I wasn’t able to bring in my own window a/c. I couldn’t afford a different apartment at the time, because I was on my own. I also couldn’t live in the dorm where most of the students lived, because of my massive irritations to strong perfumes plus hair products. So, there I was, living in this cute little apartment, with no air conditioner. I had fans for every window, which was easily too costly to run full-time. All I was doing was pulling the hot plus humid inside. I tried to turn the box fans around plus pull the hot plus humid air out of the apartment, but the air was coming in from around the fans, so it was a futile attempt. It gave myself and others a bit of relief, but not nearly enough to even be comfortable. I had this friend who would choice myself and others up at my job plus he would take myself and others for a ride in his car, which had a nice air conditioner, just to provide myself and others some comfort for a bit. I ended up spending a lot of my free time with him, plus he was nice. Then he invited myself and others back to crash at his apartment. I had met him at work, plus I think he had taken pity on me. It was the hottest plus most humid day of the whole year. He told myself and others to pack an overnight tote plus to stay with him for a few mornings. I now own a beach cabin with central AC. He plus I got married to one another after I graduated college, plus he insisted all of us had central AC in our new home.
I grew up totally poor, and I don’t mind letting people become aware of that fact. I happen to think that I can be a fantastic role model for people in our community. With a great amount of studying, difficult work, and determination, anyone can become rather successful. I am not so naive as to say anyone can be whatever they want to be, of course not. That is not a fair expectation, but what is reasonable is finding a path that allows you to achieve some measure of triumph. Even if you can’t be a nurse or a lawyer you can have a residence, a family, and live the American Dream. For myself and others that path was Heating and Air Conditioning machine repair, and I am trying to pay that forward by getting young people interested in heating and cooling machine repair. Admittedly, Heating and Air Conditioning machine repair is not sexy or glamorous, it is difficult work that calls for a particular education. It is an “evergreen” field. What that means is that if you have a certification in Heating and Air Conditioning machine repair, you can go just about anywhere and be able to find work. Heating and Air Conditioning companies are consistently in demand, and new specialists are essentially needed every single day all around the country. By teaching at risk kids and guiding them towards a future in Heating and Air Conditioning machines, I am actually giving them a clear path to success. It won’t be self-explanatory. As I said determination is required, but heating and cooling contracting work is a good, reliable way to acquire a truly great living. Heating and Air Conditioning workers are retiring faster than they can be updated, so this is definitely a growth market!
When I built a gym on an abandoned lot in the middle of our city, my overall intent was to keep it open 24/7 free to anyone who felt like using it. This neighborhood doesn’t have a lot of fun things to do for youngsters, which is partially why the boys are so prone to trouble with the law. So I thought a sports based gym would be a great idea. There is a hoops court, two handball courts, plus a few general purpose rooms geared towards dance, tumbling, weight training, plus obstacle courses. There are lavatories, of course, plus a couple of rooms out back for homeless people to crash when needed. There is electricity plus plumbing, however no a/c machine! Installing a Heating plus A/C machine large enough to cool down the whole gym was a large expense that I could not afford. Also, a Heating plus A/C machine needs a lot more care than I could expect to give it! Some of the youngsters complained about how sizzling it got in there, despite the fact that I told them an a/c machine was just not going to happen. Instead I consulted with a Heating plus A/C expert about improving the ventilation of the building. With the right amount of air vents plus fans, there could be enough superb air circulation to help keep the hot plus cold temperatures in check. It doesn’t cost quite as much as an a/c machine, plus should help lower the temps in here by as much as 15 degrees. It still isn’t as superb as having an a/c machine, however since it costs thousands of dollars less it is clearly the way to go.
I still have the first set of blueprints I ever drew, back when I was just a young kid. Even after that I knew I desired to be an architect, to design buildings for a career! It still drives me to this day, and honestly I like my job. Finding that first set of plans for my dream residence, the locale where I would raise my lovely family, easily inspired me… Oddly enough, at the time I was a successful architect who rented a cheap place. That very same night I started revising the original plans, taking into account my overall expertise of building, to make the perfect dream residence. One difficulty I found was in incorporating the central Heating and A/C machine. Heating and cooling machines are smaller and more efficient than ever before, however it still took careful planning to work them into the architecture plans. If I did it perfectly, the locale would not seem to have a Heating and A/C machine whatsoever. I would use hidden air vents and heating registers for air circulation, and install radiant heated flooring in all the main rooms. There was no cooling machine equivalent to the radiant floors, so I had to settle on the most streamlined A/C machine I could locate. I talked to a buddy of mine who is a Heating and A/C supplier, and he gave me a lot of excellent ideas for hiding the A/C machine in plain sight. That was quite a few weeks ago, and now the cabin is currently being built. My buddy is handling the Heating and A/C machine upgrade himself, so I think the results will be fabulous.
Even though I had not been skiing since I was a child, I was unquestionably eager to get up to that ski resort for the weekend. Of course I totally wanted to try skiing on for size for the first time in twenty years, although I also was hoping to do the other fun stuff one can do at a resort like that. The main things were partying, drinking, hanging out in hot tubs, plus sleeping for half the day. Let me tell you, a “ski weekend” only has a small amount to do with actually skiing… This was especially true for me, because the first day there I was messing around with the wood burning gas furnace plus hurt my foot easily. You see, I actually thought that the old wrought iron gas furnace in our room was simply for show. I actually believed it to be a space heating machine dressed up to look something like an old-time heating machine, although I was wrong. So when I picked it up, I hastily found out how heavy it was plus dropped the heating machine right on top of my foot. Thankfully I broke no bones, although I was going to be off my feet plus stuck inside with this heating machine for the rest of the trip. I got a wheelchair plus sat next to the immense fireplace in the main lobby for a little while. I talked to the skiers as they came plus went, stopping by the fireplace to warm up a little bit after a long downhill run. I drank enough brandy so that our personal heating machine was constantly wonderful even with no fire whatsoever.