We didn’t really need a new HVAC system, but we bought one anyway

I’m glad we took the plunge and bought our new heating and cooling system

A couple of years ago, my husband Jon and I started talking about updating our HVAC system in our house. We decided to wait for a while, since we also needed to buy a new car at that time. We knew that our air conditioning and heating systems could hold out for a few more years, so it wasn’t exactly a pressing issue that had to be dealt with right away. So we tabled the discussion, bought the new car, and lived with our older HVAC system for a while. A year later, we were still waiting to upgrade our heating and cooling system with a newer, more energy efficient furnace and A/C because we thought we could squeeze another year of use out of it. Then we happened to hear an ad on the radio from our local HVAC supplier. They were offering a deal on their previous year’s A/C and furnace models. They were giving new customers fifty percent off of the cost plus free installation. On top of that, they were throwing in a whole year of free maintenance and air filter changes! This seemed like a deal that we just couldn’t afford to refuse, even though we had planned on waiting another year to upgrade our HVAC system. We knew that we didn’t really need the upgrade at that particular time, but we also knew that an HVAC deal like that one doesn’t come along very often. I’m glad we took the plunge and bought our new heating and cooling system. I hope it keeps our family comfortable for years to come.

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My kids want to go to the zoo, even though the temperature outside is so hot!

My kids absolutely adore going to the zoo.

They love it so much that we got yearly passes to the zoo.

That way, we can go as often as we want to and only pay one price. It’s a pretty good deal for the entire family and my kids can see the monkeys, elephants, and lions as often as they want to. This summer, the temperatures have been especially hot around here, so we haven’t been to the zoo as much. Only the bigger buildings at the zoo are cooled off with air conditioning. But most of the animal habitats are outside and so the temperatures at the exhibits are just the temperature of the air! I guess this is good for the animals from the desert and the savannah, but for humans like me who depend on the cooling bliss of the A/C, it’s hard to deal with in the summertime. I love having air conditioning, especially when the weather is hot and muggy. Tomorrow, the temperature outside is supposed to be in the high nineties! And yet my two kids are begging for me to take them to the zoo! They said that we can stay inside where there is air conditioning, but I don’t really buy it. That’s what they always say, but then they end up wanting to go and see all of the outdoor exhibits too. I can only stay outside in the high temperatures for so long before I get crabby and super mean. I guess I will take them, but I’ll definitely be ready to head to my nice air-conditioned car by the time the afternoon is over. I wish they could offer portable A/C units all around the zoo for spoiled people like me!

 

Residential HVAC

The ductless mini-split system was easier to install than I expected

Normally, I’m pretty hesitant to pursue any kind of repair or service in my own house.

I normally always defer to a contractor, licensed professional, or even someone who claims to be a handyman.

I’m just convinced that anything I do will make the situation worse! So, when my parents gifted me a ductless mini-split air conditioning system for my shed last Christmas, I was rightfully afraid. Despite my apprehension, my dad told me that he would gladly stand by and oversee my installation. When he explained that I could install this on my own, I wanted to call a certified HVAC service technician then and there! Of course, that wasn’t so easy, as no one was available for an appointment for at least a week. My dad insisted that I could do it, so we agreed to install the ductless mini-split A/C system the following weekend. That Saturday morning, my dad was waiting for me with a cup of coffee, and we got to work! To my surprise, we finished the installation within a day’s time. It was much easier than I thought to install this thing, as I was expecting to be drowned in wires and refrigerant. Instead, the hardest part was making an opening in the shed to feed wires and pipes through to the inside. I was so happy to have my new ductless mini-split air conditioning system running in my shed! Now I finally had no excuses to finish my little projects in the shed.

 

New heating units

I’ve officially overdone it – and now I’m going to pay

My my, I can’t believe how badly I can mess things up sometimes.

All I wanted to do was surprise my girlfriend, but now I’m in deep! See, my girlfriend and I live in the same neighborhood. However, she constantly has issues with her heating system at her place. In turn, this makes it where her home tends to be almost icy compared to my own house! So, I figured I would make a nice gesture and surprise her, just by having a heating and A/C repair technician come and make the necessary adjustments to her heating system. I pictured it a hundred times in my head, and could see her cute face lighting up when I tell her that the heating system has been fixed! Well, as luck would have it, things didn’t go as planned. When the heating and A/C repair technician called to tell me that he had to cancel his appointment at my girlfriend’s place, I was pretty upset. Rather than let this potential surprise go to waste, I figured I could just run the repair myself! Unfortunately, I’m no HVAC service technician. I should’ve known better than to play with something I didn’t understand, but that’s life. So, I tried to fix her heating system myself, by opening up the furnace and seeing if I could find the problem. I don’t know what I expected! In opening and fiddling with the furnace, I wound up somehow making it non-functional. My girlfriend was anything but pleasantly surprised when she came home, and found me in her basement with her furnace in shambles!

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Living more simple after retirement

After working for nearly thirty years as a professor at one of the most well renowned schools in the country, the time has finally come to retire.

I always loved my job and being able to teach the younger generations important life concepts, but there is something about living a 9-5 lifestyle that has never sat well with me.

Now that I am able to retire I am ditching my plush three bedroom apartment to move into an isolated cabin in the woods. This cabin is fifteen miles away from the closest town, has no wifi, only one room and has only the bare minimum in terms of heating and cooling. It truly is the definition of old school. There are no modern heating sources installed, and i don’t plan on adding any. Instead of relying on a standard heated gas furnace to keep me warm during the chilly winter seasons like I have been for the past thirty years, I will have to learn how to start a fire in the fireplace and keep it going through the night. I have some prior experience in this type of stuff and I am going to finally be able to use it. I know that having to do things like that doesn’t seem like a fun thing to deal with every day, but I am looking forward to the challenge. Just because I am retiring doesn’t mean that I should go sit around and live an easy life until I day. I want to make the most of the rest of my life, and this move to my old cabin will be an exciting adventure!
ductless HVAC

In love with our new home

After many years of working in the south my wife and I finally made the choice that it was time to move back home.

Deep down we have always been true northerners, but our jobs had both led to us ending up down south. We would have moved a long time ago, however the job opportunities for our professions was much better than it was where we truly wanted to live for some reason. Due to a set of extremely lucky circumstances my wife and I finally had the chance to move back home where we would have jobs that paid even better than where we had been living prior. My wife is a very respected science teacher, and I am a certified HVAC repair tech. To be one hundred percent honest with you, I would have taken the job offer from the HVAC ventilation, heating and cooling company in the north whether it was a higher paying salary or not. I don’t do very well in the south for some reason, and every time that I go out for a repair call I am a sweaty mess which I am sure isn’t well received by the clients. Up north I am in my element, near family, and still get to do what I love to do more than anything else. We still have a long way to go until we can start thinking about retirement, but I think that this move will be our last. What can I say, we were born northerners and we will most likely die northerners!

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HVAC cleaning

I was thinking about it the other day and I don’t think that I have ever had my ductwork cleaned in my house before. I was trying to think about the last time I even had an HVAC worker out to the house and I really couldn’t remember. I have lived in this house for about six years now and I can’t remember the last time that an HVAC worker was out at the house. I knew right away this was a bad sign. I decided that it might be time to call a local HVAC company and have them come out and do regular maintenance on my HVAC system. Since it has been so long since an HVAC company came out to the house I really started to worry that something major might be wrong with my HVAC system. I haven’t been having any issues with it, but once my mind starts going it can be really hard to shut off. So, I called a local HVAC company right then so I could put my mind at ease and stop worrying about the unknown with my HVAC system. I really hope that when the HVAC worker comes out to the house he doesn’t think I am super gross for having a dirty HVAC system. I also hope that nothing is seriously wrong with my HVAC system! I don’t have any money saved up to fix my HVAC system is something is wrong, so I don’t know what I would do in that case.

 

Cooling and heating business

Getting sick too often

For the past couple of weeks, I have been getting sick really often.

I don’t know what is going on, but I have to keep calling in sick to work and my boss is starting to think that I am faking my illness.

I really don’t know why I have been so sick so i went to the doctor to see what their opinion was on my sickness. The doctor thought maybe I was just having bad allergies, but I really don’t think that is the case. Then the doctor asked me when the last time I had my HVAC filter changed. When I started to think about the last time I had my HVAC filter changed, I really could remember at all. I knew right away this was a bad sign. I went straight home after that doctors appointment to see what my HVAC filter looked like and it was bad news. The HVAC filter was black with dirt and dust. I was so embarrassed that my sickness was caused because I was not taking care of my HVAC system. I really didn’t want to admit that my sickness was my own fault so I didn’t tell anyone at work, especially my boss that it was my own fault for not changing my HVAC filter. I am going to have to set a reminder on my phone for the next time that I need to change the HVAC filter so that this doesn’t happen to me ever again.

Air conditioning installation

I’ve technically overdone it – as well as now I’m going to pay

My my, I can’t guess how badly I can mess things up periodically.

All I wanted to do was surprise my bestie, however now I’m in deep! See, my bestie as well as I live in the same town; However, he constantly has concerns with his heating method at his locale, however in turn, this makes it where his condo tends to be almost icy compared to my own house! So, I figured I would make a nice gesture as well as surprise her, just by having a heating as well as repair contractor come as well as make the necessary adjustments to his oil furnace.

I pictured it a hundred times in my head, as well as could see his cute face lighting up when I tell his that the heating method has been fixed! Well, as luck would have it, things didn’t go as planned, however when the heating as well as repair contractor called to tell myself and others that he had to cancel his appointment at my bestie’s locale, I was pretty upset, then rather than let this potential surprise go to waste, I figured I could just run the repair myself! Unluckyly, I’m no HVAC repair contractor. I should’ve known better than to play with something I didn’t understand, however that’s life, however so, I tried to fix his heating method myself, by opening up the oil furnace as well as seeing if I could find the problem. I don’t suppose what I expected! In opening as well as fiddling with the oil furnace, I wound up somehow making it non-functional. My bestie was anything however pleasantly surprised when he came home, as well as found myself and others in his basement with his oil furnace in shambles!
Heat pump install

Living more easy after retirement

After working for nearly thirty years as a teacher at 1 of the most well renowned schools in the country, the time has finally come to retire.

I consistently loved my job plus being able to teach the younger generations crucial life concepts, however there is something about living a 9-5 lifestyle that has never sat well with me, however now that I am able to retire I am ditching my plush more than two family room apartment to transfer into an isolated lake house in the woods.

This lake house is fifteen miles away from the closest town, has no wireless, only 1 room plus has only the bare minimum in terms of heating plus cooling. It certainly is the definition of old school. There are no new heating sources installed, plus i don’t system on adding any. Instead of relying on a familiar heated gas gas furnace to keep myself and others hot while I was in the cold Winter time seasons love I have been for the past thirty years, I will have to learn how to start a fire in the fireplace plus keep it going through the night. I have some prior experience in this type of stuff plus I am going to finally be able to use it. I believe that having to do things love that doesn’t seem love a fun thing to deal with every afternoon, however I am looking forward to the challenge, however just because I am retiring doesn’t mean that I should go sit around plus live an easy life until I afternoon. I want to make the most of the rest of my life, plus this transfer to my old lake house will be an exciting adventure!
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