A very high powered system

I appreciate the fact that people like to collect things.  I have a few collections of my own.  My question is: why do they have to push their collections onto other people.  I was so excited to finally move into my new home.  It was so big and comfy that I felt really blessed.  I was greeted by some of my new neighbors, and welcomed into the neighborhood.  One of my neighbors never even said hi to me.  I was going to introduce myself, but the lights went out and they acted like they weren’t home.  Later that day, I went to the backyard and I was devastated.  Their entire backyard, that adjoins with mine, was covered with nothing but old junky HVAC units and parts.  There were furnaces, air conditioners, and enough HVAC pieces to build several more units.  I shook my head, because it was his choice.  I really didn’t think much about it until I came home from work one day, and it had intruded onto my property.  I picked up the HVAC parts and I put them back onto his side of the yard.  When the same thing happened a couple of weeks later, I knew by the way the HVAC parts were neatly stacked, it had been done deliberately.  I was angry now, and I went over to his house and knocked on the door.  When he realized who was standing outside, he slammed the door in my face. He can do whatever he wants, but I will not allow him to junk up my yard with his HVAC trash.

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I always put things off

I am the type of person that is always putting everything off.  A lot of times this will come back to bite me in the butt.  I remember mom always being after me because I would put off my homework until the school bus arrived.  She was always telling me to clean my room, and it wasn’t until she started to come to the door and scream and threaten me, that I would even start it.  I know if I could just quit procrastinating, I would get so much more done.  Last week, I actually had myself worried, because of my procrastination.  I was well aware that I had a problem with my HVAC system.  I should have called the HVAC company and had them check it out, but I kept putting it off.  I didn’t want the high price of fixing the HVAC.  Finally, I had put it off for so long that it just quit working.  We were in the middle of winter, and it was frigid outside.  I didn’t even have a space heater.  I had to call the HVAC company and ask if they could check out my furnace.  When they finally arrived, I was told they had never seen a HVAC system in such disrepair, and it was in need of being replaced and not just repaired.  Because of my procrastination and worry about money, it is now going to cost me more than it would have.  Somehow, I am going to need to quit putting things off and doing them when it is needed to be done.

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That was interesting

I understand that people like to collect odd and interesting items, but when it comes to the introduction of their belongings onto my property, my tolerance goes to zero.  I had bought this beautiful home, and I really loved living there.  I had property and a much larger living area, than I had previously.  I had neighbors on one side of me that were so nice and welcoming.  They brought over a vase to welcome me to the neighborhood.  The neighbor on the other side, was a different story.  They didn’t even answer my knock to introduce myself.  When I went to the back door, I was astounded at the amount of junk that laid all over.  It seems odd because he had a sea of HVAC units, and various air conditioning and furnace parts, everywhere.  There must of been hundreds of HVAC parts lying in that backyard.  Over the next couple of months, I noticed that the piles were rapidly growing.  One of the piles had grown so large that it had fallen over and its contents was now in my yard.  I really didn’t want to have problems, so I simply pushed the pile of HVAC parts onto his side of the yard.  Not long after that, I arrived home from work, to find that a new pile of HVAC junk had been deliberately piled onto my yard.  I decided to pay a visit to the owner of the HVAC junk and tell him he had to move it.  I knocked on the door, only to have the door slammed in my face when they recognized me.  They can be as rude as they like, but that pile of HVAC junk will be moved, or I’ll be making a formal complaint.

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Warm air

I am not a very proactive person, I try to put everything off until the last minute and normally that backfires on me. I can not remember a time when I was not like this, my mother said I always used to put off my homework until the car ride to school and would not clean my room until she was blue in the face yelling at my bedroom door. I wish I was not like this, I feel like I would not get myself into so much trouble if I just stopped procrastinating and just got things done in a timely fashion. However, I think the events of last week have scared me straight. I guess I have known my heating and cooling system was on the fritz for a while, I just didn’t want to call the HVAC company because I knew it was going to be an expensive repair. I just kept putting it off and putting it off until I woke up last week and my HVAC system would not even turn on. It was the middle of the winter and I could not get my heater to turn on at all. I didn’t have an space heaters to keep me warm either. So I finally called the local HVAC company to come out and look at my HVAC system. The HVAC technician said he hadn’t ever seen a HVAC system in this bad of shape and I instantly knew I was going to have to replace the whole system. I guess I am going to have to stop putting things off!

A whole lot of HVAC

While I can appreciate the feelings of those who like to collect certain items, it becomes a problem when these items begin to affect my life. When I first moved into my new home I could not have been more excited. The house was beautiful and recently updated, not to mention that it was much larger than my previous residence. My neighbors to the left were a young couple who were kind and welcoming. The other neighbor on the right side did not bother to welcome me to the neighborhood, or even to introduce themselves. I could not see it from the front, but when I stepped into my new backyard I saw piles of junk in the lawn of my right side neighbor. It looked as if there were hundreds of HVAC units just laying outside to rot. I thought it was peculiar, but it was none of my business how many air conditioners or furnaces he owned. Months later, I noticed that one of the HVAC piles was getting so large, a couple of units had toppled into my backyard. I was a little annoyed, but I was still new so I did not want to cause any problems. I pushed the two old air conditioners back to their respective side of the lawn and returned inside. Two weeks later, I came home from work to find a new pile of HVAC units, and this time it was clearly positioned on my side of the yard! When the pile did not disappear within a few days, I paid my neighbor a visit and kindly asked him to move his air conditioners and furnaces. He slammed the door in my face! I do not care how rude he is, I will not tolerate old HVAC systems on my property.

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The best kind of maintenance

Last year I had the unfortunate experience of having my a/c go out on me. It was the worst possible time to have it happen, since it was the hottest week of the year. Luckily it didn’t take too long before my HVAC company could send a technician to my house. Later, when I was telling my coworkers about the situation, they made me feel like a complete idiot. Apparently there are certain things you should always have your technician check out while they’re servicing your devices. First off, he should check the accuracy of the thermostat. I don’t recall the guy even checking to see if it worked, let alone check its accuracy. Another thing you should insist is that he check the level of refrigerant and/or refrigerant leaks in and around the system. If there is a leak, an HVAC technician knows how to dispose of it properly. You should also insist that the technician check for any and all seal duct leakage in all of the duct networks. This could really save on your energy usage over time. And be sure that the serviceman checks the air flow through the evaporator coil. The electric control sequence should also be diagnosed and verified to make sure the heating and cooling systems are not operating simultaneously. My friends really emphasized that last point, particularly how it could run into a significant expense in the long run. The electric terminals connections should also be diagnosed, cleaned and tightened if necessary. Last, but not least, all the belts should be tightened, checked for wear, and the motors need to be oiled.

What a beautiful winter

Winter is my absolute favorite season of the year. I love the beautiful snow, and making snow angels was one of my best memories from childhood. People, in general, seem to be in a better and more giving mood around the holidays too. I may be biased, but our state is really beautiful –  in all four seasons. We always are blessed with a white Christmas, and although it can be a bit tricky to drive it, it just feels right when it snows on Christmas day! I started to ice skate as a kid, which became my favorite outdoor sport. The very thought of lacing up my figure skates and gliding on the ice makes me happy.  The only issue I have with winter is that it doesn’t last long enough. I realize that some people feel the cold more than I do, but I figure that they can just add layers of clothing to stay warm. It also helps that my house is equipped with a great furnace. And for the cold winter nights, we have a fireplace. It’s not that we use it that much, but we like to light a fire just to roast chestnuts or marshmallows. It can make the house a bit too warm, however. We put a high premium on keeping our HVAC system in top condition. We learned the hard way when our previous system failed. Since that experience, we’ve learned how to keep the system running at top efficiency. I am a strong advocate for the type of HVAC system that we now have, but I’m even more convinced that regular cleaning and servicing of the entire system will keep a warm and happy home.

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Missing the temperature control

Last year, my air conditioner stopped working, and the technician declared it inoperable. It just figures that it happened during the hottest week of the year. Luckily, the HVAC company was able to make the installation within one day, so I only suffered a short while. Anyway, as I told my coworkers about the situation, they told me things about HVAC systems that I wish I had known prior to the service appointment.  Apparently there are certain things you should discuss with your HVAC guy once he arrives. First off, the serviceman should check the accuracy of the thermostat. I don’t recall my serviceman even checking to see if it worked, let alone the accuracy of it. Another thing to be mindful of is if the serviceman checks for the refrigerant levels in and around the system. It’s also worth noting that if he does find any leakage, that he collects it and disposes of it properly. And the ducts should be thoroughly checked for any air leakage.  This could really save on your utility bills over time. There are many places that a good technician should be checking the ducts, as the entire system is extensive. He should also measure air flow through the evaporator coil. The electric control sequence should also be inspected to verify that the furnace and the cooling system cannot be operated simultaneously. The electric terminals connections should be inspected, cleaned and tightened, if necessary. Oh, and one more thing – all the belts should be tightened and checked for wear and tear, and the motors need to be oiled. They sure told me a lot of tips for a good service check up, as well as money and energy use savings.

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We’re worried about the weather

Winter is my very favorite season – no other comes even close. I love the snow, frost and sparkling effects of the cold on tree branches. If you’ve never made a snow angel, you don’t know what you’re missing. And no one can deny that winter means Christmas, which means joy and giving. In addition, where I live, we almost always have a white Christmas, which is like a storybook. I will admit that driving in a northern winter is a bummer. But on Christmas morning, everybody wishes for snow. When I grew up, I tried out ice skating. Now that’s my very favorite outside sport. When I lace up my figure skates and hit the ice, it’s a real rush. Nothing can compare to the sights, sounds and smells of this experience. The only issue I have with the winter is that is simply does not last long enough. I really do enjoy the cold weather. Maybe I’m just used to it; however, it’s pretty easy to just dress in layers during the coldest days. And if you live in the north, you know that a sound HVAC system is essential. We also have a fireplace, although we don’t always use it. We will light a fire just to roast chestnuts or marshmallows. But when we light a fire, it makes the house too warm. We are the type of people that are sure to have our HVAC system regularly serviced. One year our furnace went out, and we had no other choice but to replace our existing furnace. Since that day, we’ve learned to keep on top of servicing our system. I am so pleased with the gas furnace that we now have. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Tightening the screws

Recently I had the unfortunate experience of having my A/C quit on me. It was just horrible,  especially since it was the hottest month of the year. Thankfully, the HVAC technician was able to come within the day to address the problem.  When I was telling my coworkers about the situation, they told me that I could have avoided the whole problem – if I had known better! Apparently there are certain things you should regularly have your HVAC contractor inspect while they’re servicing your HVAC system. First off, the contractor should check the accuracy of the thermostat. As far as I can recall, he did not do so. Also, my co-workers said that it’s very important to have the technician check the levels of refrigerant, as well as checking for refrigerant leaks in and around the system. If there is a collection of refrigerant by the technician, only he can dispose of it (due to environmental regulations). Be sure, they said, that the tech checks for any and all seal duct leakage in all of the ducts. This could really save on your costs over time. Another wise idea is to ask that the tech measure the air flow through the evaporator coil. The electric control sequence should also be tested and verified to make sure the gas furnace and cooling system aren’t operating simultaneously. It’s hardly worth mentioning how this advice can prevent expenses and potential malfunctions in the long run. The electric terminals connections should also be inspected, cleaned and tightened if necessary. Last but not least, all the belts should be tightened and the motors oiled.

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