Never did this before

I finally decided to sign up for a heating and air conditioning service plan with my local heat and a/c company.

They had a really good deal on their HVAC plan and it was something that covered just about everything that I would want covered and all for a real steal.of a price! I was so happy about the discount deal going on.

I never had a heating and air conditioning service plan before, so this will be the first time experiencing all the different benefits from paying a small monthly fee for the year to get discounts on HVAC home services and also to have my central heating and air conditioning system protected if something was to go wrong from a natural disaster like a storm. I would not have to invest in a brand new and up to date central heat and a/c unit. This HVAC service plan would provide a replacement heating and cooling system for free with me only having to pay the HVAC installation costs. And for what I am getting charged a month for this heating and cooling service plan that is a super special and great deal! I hope that next year the heating and air conditioning company is still offering the HVAC service plan at these great rates. If they are, I will sign up again. It is better to be protected than to be sorry when something could happen and end up making you have to invest thousands in a brand new and totally expensive central heating and air conditioning system! That would not be good.

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Not sure what happened

This happened because the heating and air conditioning specialist that I had hired to do the HVAC tune up and check up messed up majorly

A very unexpected heating and air conditioning system breakdown happened to me last month. I had just got my central heating and air conditioning system tuned up and checked up and everything was fine. However, for some reason the central heating and cooling unit had broke down! I had to call the local heat and a/c company and have them send out a certified heating and cooling specialist to repair my central HVAC unit. It turned out that the reason for the breakdown of my HVAC system was because there was an overload of power going through it. This happened because the heating and air conditioning specialist that I had hired to do the HVAC tune up and check up messed up majorly. They were an independent heat and a/c contractor and not from the local HVAC company. So once the heating and air conditioning company had their certified heat and a/c specialist fix the problem and get things back up and running I called the independent heat and a/c specialist and gave him hell for messing up my central heating and air conditioning system and costing me a few hundred in HVAC repairs. I told him I would never hire him again and what an idiot he is, and how his HVAC certification should be revoked! If it was more than a few hundred bucks I would have sued him in small claims court! But I will write a bad review about him online and only use the quality local heating and air conditioning company with true HVAC professionals from here on out.

 

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A billing mishap

I was pretty shocked when I got the bill from the heating and air conditioning repair I had done recently.

The bill came and I was charged 8 thousand dollars! I could not believe this and I was not going to pay it.

They could take me to court or whatever. A job that should have cost only a few hundred bucks I was getting charged 8 grand for. I called the local heating and air conditioning company and demanded to speak with the boss. When they got on the phone I was outraged and nearly tore the poor guy’s head off. It turned out that I ended up getting the wrong bill and this was meant for someone who just bought a brand new and up to date central heating and air conditioning system along with installation fees. They ended up getting my bill. This was a mix up in their billing department and the boss at the local heating and cooling company apologized up and down for the confusion. Everything was straightened out by the end of the call and I only owed what I should have to begin with. And as a bonus for the headache they gave me, they offered a voucher for a free heating and cooling system tune up and check up. It was good for one year and I could use it at any time. They really did not have to do this but did because they are a good heating and cooling company and was trying to make good on their mistake which nearly gave me a head explosion from being so outraged! Things happen I guess?

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An even exchange

I made a little deal with my neighbor.

They were getting rid of a portable air conditioning system that they had.

It was a perfectly working portable air conditioning system too! They were going to just throw it away because they did not want or need it anymore. I found out from my neighbor that they were looking for a crock pot to cook in. I happened to have one that was not being used and I made them a deal. I said if I could have their portable air conditioning system, they could have my crock pot. My neighbor was all good with this. So we made an even exchange. My perfectly good crock pot that I was no longer using and their portable air conditioning system that they were no longer using. I have been wanting to get a portable air conditioning system for my bedroom because the central heating and air conditioning unit’s air flow for some reason doesn’t work well in the bedroom. But portable air conditioning systems brand new cost almost five hundred bucks and I did not have this to spare. So it was sheer luck that my neighbors happened to be dumping a portable air conditioning system and that I had something they could use. It was a good deal! I got a free older portable air conditioning system that works just fine and they got an older crock pot that works just fine. One could never be so lucky to have the timing and exchange work so well!

 

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Take extra care

When you have radiant heated floors you want to take extra good care of them.

When I say that, I am meaning you have to be extra careful with the tile flooring or even the wood flooring in your home that they are a part of.

If you end up dropping something on the radiant heated floors you could damage them. And I am talking even dropping a heavy box of something on them! And if that happens you will find yourself having to call the local heating and air conditioning company to have them send out a certified heat and a/c specialist to repair your radiant heated floors from the damage. And believe me, getting HVAC repair for your radiant heated floors is much more expensive than it is to repair a central heating and air conditioning system! WHen you have a heating and air conditioning system repaired it is a lot cheaper than the repair of radiant heated floors in most cases. When the heating and cooling company has to repair radiant heated floors they have to take up the flooring to do so. It is a mini construction type job for them. You will be paying a lot. So this is why it is very important to take extra care of your radiant heated floors. Be careful of the weight you drop on them and make sure that nothing cracks them either. Cracking your radiant heated floors could cause you to have to buy a whole new set. And that of course is thousands of dollars depending on where the radiant heated floors are in your home!

 

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Being particular

HEPA air filters cost more for a reason, and I found this out once trying them out

When it comes to air filters for my central heating and air conditioning system I am very particular in what I choose. I will not just settle for any old air filter. For me it has to be the very top quality HEPA brand air filters for my central heating and air conditioning system. If it isn’t a HEPA air filter I will not even look at it! I made this choice a few years ago after getting tired of the bad air quality my central heating and air conditioning system was giving out due to weak and cheap air filters. Also the fact that I had to change the air filter every single month was getting to be annoying. When I found out about HEPA air filters, despite their high price I went and bought some to try them out. And after I experienced all that HEPA air filters have to offer, I made my decision right then and there that HEPA air filters were going to be the only air filters I will ever buy again for my central heating and air conditioning system moving forward. HEPA air filters cost more for a reason, and I found this out once trying them out. They actually last longer and they also act as an indoor air cleaner to some degree. They are not a whole home air purification system or even a portable air purification system. But by having HEPA brand air filters in your central heating and cooling unit you will notice a huge difference in your indoor air quality as well as your indoor comfort!

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Long drives

I am someone who ends up always taking long drives every single weekday.

The reason I have to do this is because I work pretty far from my house.

So one thing I always make sure of is that the heating and air conditioning in the car is working to its fullest. If I do not have quality heating and air conditioning in the car there would be no way I could go to work. It is that long of a drive. Give or take it takes me about an hour to get there and an hour to get home. So that is 2 full hours or more in the car driving every single weekday. And if I did not have quality central heating and air conditioning in the car I would be up the creek. Because if it was really cold out I could freeze to death or be so cold that I lose concentration and get in a fatal accident. And with it being super hot out, I could end up with a heat stroke or worse on the road without quality air conditioning. Quality heating and air conditioning in your car is just as important as having quality central heating and air conditioning in your home! I know a lot of people who do not even think about that until I bring it up to them and tell them the long drives I have to do back and forth from work every weekday. I always make sure my heating and air conditioning in the car is up to par.

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I forgot this month

This past month I actually forgot to change the air filter of my central heating and cooling unit.

The reason this happened is because I have been so busy I have hardly had time to breathe! I have been working overtime at my job this week to pick up some extra money to save towards a family vacation.

And as a result I was forgetting things that I had to do around the house. One of them being changing the air filter of the central heating and air conditioning system. Having this happen one time and the fact that I caught myself pretty fast is no big deal. However if I had let it go a complete month and it happened over and over, then this could be an issue that possibly could damage my central heating and air conditioning system unit. My central heating and air conditioning system is almost 15 years old as it is. And if you know anything about heat and a/c systems, this is coming up on the time where it could end up dying all together and making you have to invest in a brand new and up to date central heating and air conditioning system unit! So I want to be careful with everything that I do regarding the central heating and cooling system until I can get the money up to get a brand new one. That will probably mean more work overtime in the near future when I think about it. It is something I want to avoid as much as possible.

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The best yet In all the years

I have been working as an independent heating and air conditioning specialist I never had a busy work day like I had the other day.

Business was booming and I had over 20 heating and air conditioning system repairs to do! Usually I get about 7 to 10 per day.

This was double that. And although it really wore me out with having to work overtime which I do not get paid overtime for because I work for myself, it still meant more money. So it was actually worth it in the end to do the extra hard work and do double the amount of heating and air conditioning repairs than the usual. I am actually quite happy about it no matter how much it wore me out. I hope that maybe I will have another day like that soon. If I could have at least 1 day a week with double the heating and air conditioning repair jobs, it would increase my income by a whole lot per year. But I am thankful for that one day at least. I think it may be the time of the year why there were so many heating and air conditioning repair jobs in one day. With as hot as it has been, everyone is overworking their central heating and air conditioning units because of having to run the air conditioning twenty four hours per day and everyday. It’s bad for them, good for me is how I look at it. Even my own central heating and air conditioning system broke down recently. But of course, I fixed it myself.

 

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The construction work

I have been working in construction for many years.

And most recently I had a job like I have never had before.

On the crew I work with we were building a new home in a new neighborhood that was growing, and in the job we actually had to lay ductwork for a central heating and air conditioning system! I had never heard of such a thing in my business. I thought that laying ductwork was for a heating and air conditioning company to do? Never the less, we had to do it. I wanted to complain and ask that very question about why we have to do this, but I did not want to cause any problems. I just wanted to get the job over and done with! Laying ductwork was not an easy task believe me. Especially because we were not certified heating and air conditioning specialists. None of us knew what we were really doing. We were just following the blueprint and instructions given to us. To lay all the ductwork that we had to it took 2 full days! It was really making me want to quit the construction business all together. But I hung in there and laid all the ductwork that needed to be put in and had the help of all my fellow construction workers on the job. But I will say one thing. And that is if something like this ever happens again I will refuse to do it and go look for another job with another construction company!

 

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