I take my workouts very seriously these days, and my modern focused attitude is helping me melt the pounds away! It is not self-explanatory, by any means, it requires more hard work and dedication then maybe anything else. Oddly enough, I have acquired a taste for the extreme heat while in my workouts. Then, during the warm season I can just do my stuff outside. But while in the freezing weeks, I crank on my gas furnace and workout indoors. Running the heating is very important for me, I have discovered, to help keep me focused. I put the treadmill right beneath the main heating vent that is set in the ceiling of my upstairs workout room, this way when I turn on the central gas furnace, the warm air comes down right on top of me. The same way I soak up the sun’s heat while in the warm season workouts. And for the record, I do not think that the central gas furnace has any real physical benefit to me, it is purely psychological. To be honest, the gas furnace is no comparison to the blasting heat of the warm summer sunshine, although I still always prefer it to the cold. No matter what the reason, I believe I may be the only guy that I can think of who has to run the heating just to have a enjoyable workout!
I can’t be the only person tired of paying 7 and 800 bucks for labor services, such as car repair, home repair and even HVAC repair. All of this had got me thinking and thinking hard, maybe some lab somewhere on the planet could develop a fleet of bots that perform automobile repairs, plumbing works, and heating and cooling services as a place to start! I can easily imagine dialing up the HVAC bot 7000 and requesting a routine heating and cooling system repair every spring, summer and fall! The heating and cooling robot could easily navigate to my house using GPS and enter my home through the smart door lock without anyone having to take off work or even be in the house. The bot could talk directly to our smart thermostat and run ventilation system diagnostics interfacing directly with the laptop control panel. Then he could see our energy usage each month and the relative time for oil furnace and air conditioning system engagement over the course of a day, but from there, the HVAC bot could perform the air filter changes and scoot straight through the air ducts to scrub them out. He would be better equipped than a human HVAC repair professional in every single way. I’m just saying, I’d save a buck using a bot. So why can’t technology come up with something like this? It would be the greatest thing since sliced bread!
All my life i’ve lived for helping others. This is something i’ve done since I was a little boy. I don’t know where it came from, but I always helped friends, family, neighbors, you name it! Eventually as the years went by, there was no one to help anymore because everyone was doing just fine! This is when I decided that I wanted to become a certified HVAC contractor! This whole crazy idea came to me in a dream. There was a woman at a big lake house with her children when rapidly it got particularly cold. Their oil furnace had gone out, as well as there was no heat flowing through their air vents for warmth! The indoor air temperature dropped really fast and kept dropping. The family huddled together in front of a tiny small flame to try to keep warm, and suddenly, I burst into the room wearing a superman style heating and cooling jumpsuit with my toolbox in hand! I flew over to the oil furnace, tinkered for a little while, then the heat began pouring into their lake home once again! The woman as well as her children rejoiced in their warm as well as comfortable home, and I simply tipped my hat before flying away. After that dream, I knew I wanted to be a real heating and cooling contractor! To be honest, most days aren’t quite as rewarding as my dream was, however I still enjoy helping with routine air filter changes as well as ductwork cleaning and installation.
For my job, I assist in designing buildings. Recently, I needed to hire an HVAC specialist to help out with building plans for an industrial factory. I ran across an an old friend from private school in the process. Even though he and I were both hundreds of miles from home, we recognized each other instantly. We both needed a specialized HVAC system, that would be able to handle a fantastic deal of indoor air pollution. We consulted with a few local HVAC companies, but that’s when I ran into Brian, he was in charge of special projects for the local HVAC supplier. He attended college for a few years, and then started his own heating and cooling consulting firm. The up-to-date factory I was working on wanted to be as new as possible. The executives want to build a factory that would rely fully on solar and wind energy. They wanted some type of Heating plus Air Conditioning program that would use solar or wind energy. Brian and I consulted on the project for multiple weeks. We had a lot of late evening meetings and several strategy planning sessions. When the project was over, Brian and I stayed in touch, and since we both lived really close, we ended up hanging out, going to ball games together and more. It was nice to reconnect with an old friend!
When my spouse gets in a bad mood, he really gets in a bad mood! He is ready to rip everyone’s head off. I hear him yelling at all of his do-dads and gadgets, just as if they were people. I have already gone downstairs today and seen he was covered in sweat, so I went and turned on the air conditioner. He told me that it wasn’t hot enough down there to use the HVAC system, despite the fact that I refuse to turn it off. I figure that if he doesn’t want it on, he will turn it off himself. The next time I go down to do another load of clothes, he still has the air conditioner on plus he is singing away with his music on the radio. He is a lot of fun to be around, as long as he is comfortable and no one, or nothing is bothering him. I believe he sounds insufficient to some, however compared to our mom, he is a teddy bear guy. My mom will throw things if she gets upset, plus when she is hot, she will turn the thermostat temperature control down so low that we are all freezing! I believe I have more than one legitimately awful grouch in my life, when things are not perfect for them. I figure that if I can to my home office and use my own heating and cooling system, I can’t hear them, and at least I will be happy!
My spouse and I saved for a long time to be able to go on the perfect vacation. We booked all of the accommodations and activities long in advance and had everything paid for before we had even got on the plane. We decided on planning a trip up the mountains to see some of the Botanical Gardens and even visit a winery! I was very surprised at how much cooler it was because the temperature was around 77 degrees. We were both dressed in shorts and t-shirts because we never imagined how freezing it would be up on the mountain. As we headed up to the top of the dormant mountain to check it out it was early nighttime and the sun was setting. We wanted to watch it from the higher elevation. I wish they had had an indoor viewing building that was heated because the temperature up there was chilly! However there was no shelter and no way to keep warm except by resting in the car with the heating system running on high. I never would have thought that we would have to depend on the heat in the car while both of us were enjoying our trip. We were both extremely glad and looking forward to traveling back down to the bottom of the mountain where it was still warm on the beautiful beaches!
My life is too stressed right now. Working 2 jobs and trying to help our child find a location to live, I just don’t know if I can take it anymore. I really need to help our child find a suitable location to live that isn’t overpriced or in a terrible area. Now, he has looked at a few locations that were affordable but they had many complications. He is looking to purchase whatever he finds & not in a position to make fancy repairs on top of closing costs & realtor fees! One location that he looked at was entirely great, but needed a complete modern HVAC upgrade. The old one had been exposed to water damage and could not even be turned on to see if it worked officially. We did contact a heating and cooling provider to see the approximate cost of replacing the HVAC system. When the contractor said that it could run over 3 grand, we knew that it was not even a option. I wish that there was a way for us to help him out with the cost, but my hubby and I are both retired, so we are on a fixed income too! Everyone knows that the heating and cooling system in a modern home is one of the greatest investments that anyone can make, and buying a highly energy efficient one can save you money in the long run. I entirely hope that we can find a good location with a fairly modern HVAC system so that our son can afford to put money aside for repairs in the future instead of needing them now!
When I was visiting with my sister, it was a great time. It was just her in her household. She still hadn’t met anyone she cares for enough to be in a relationship and she certainly wouldn’t have anyone move in with her as she valued her privacy. I loved to visit her as I knew she could use the company. I know she has friends over from time to time as well so I know she’s not a total loner. The one day we were just hanging out watching some TV, and the A/C in her place quit working. She said not to worry, she had experience dealing with this sort of thing. She checked the thermostat which was operating okay but it wouldn’t get the A/C to turn back on. I told her that she should think about getting a smart thermostat. It would actually send you alerts when you need your HVAC maintenance and let you know the status of the HVAC equipment, even when it needs an air filter change. She said that sounded nice. I went on to say that it would provide energy savings tips as well and recommend certain settings to save money. Of course you could set it however you wished, but there were always great ways to save. She went down to the basement to check the HVAC unit. When she came back up she was already on the phone with the HVAC company. She told me they were on the way. I was surprised when the HVAC technician was at the door in 15 minutes from her call. He was a really great guy and he clearly already knew my sister. If I didn’t know any better, I would say they had something going on, but I thought no way. The HVAC technician had everything repaired in no time and he actually gave her a hug and went on his way. That’s when I asked my sister if they had something going on. She just smiled and didn’t say anything.
All the while our daughter was in college studying to be and economics teacher she worked very hard to get good grades. Now that graduation time has come she will be graduating at the top of her class and has been asked to give the students address during the ceremony. Words cannot describe how proud we are of what she has accomplished so much in four short years and she even has a job starting in the fall. The graduation ceremony was to be held in the college auditorium and get seats almost 3,000 people. Whenever you have that many people under one roof you better be sure that you have a working HVAC system or I could spell out disaster. This is exactly what happened on the day that our daughter had prepared to give the most important speech of her life. When the staff came in to set up for the day they realize that the air conditioner was broken and there was no time to find a technician to make the repairs. When we found out that the entire auditorium was going to be filled with people and there would be no air conditioning or ventilation we were concerned about our daughter’s well-being. If she became to overheated during her speech she could pass out, fall off the stage, and hurt herself. My husband wasn’t sure what to do so he went to the local HVAC dealer to see if there was some sort of portable air conditioner that could be rented and used on the stage. Thankfully, they did have such a device and we’re able to deliver it about half an hour before she went on. The cooling device didn’t do much to help all of the other people in the auditorium but at least our daughter felt safe and comfortable during a time when she was extremely nervous.
My husband and I are both very stubborn and opinionated. Generally this isn’t an issue for us because we also like a lot of the same things, like intense debates, and we aren’t offended or angered easily. One of the few times we have gotten into an actual argument was when my husband was trying to convince me to convert the entire HVAC system in our house to include A/C. I never liked A/C and still don’t as a matter of fact. It is bad for the environment, even the more ‘green friendly’ systems, and who knows what all those chemicals actually do to you! I was so against getting central A/C in the house and I told my husband this outright when he first mentioned it to me. He would, from that point on, mention the idea occasionally. I told him the same thing again and again. I don’t like A/C. One of the things I’ve always wanted was a medical grade air purifier. We live in a big city and the pollution is probably not very healthy for us. I know a friend who runs a holistic wellness business out of her home and she has one of these purifiers. When you walk into her house, it’s like a cloud unveiling the sun! It is such a difference in attitude having that purifier. You just feel so light and fresh. Ever since I’ve known about that, I’ve wanted one. Well, needless to say they are very expensive, and my husband quickly detailed the cons of such an investment. I just let it go for the immediate future. Now that he wants central A/C, he’s a lot more open to the idea of the air purifier. Maybe we will come to a compromise after all and just get both?