I wish that I didn’t have to make house calls on holidays

Most of the time I really love my work as an HVAC technician.

However, I do admit that I really hate the part of my job that includes me having to make house calls on holidays.

I have to go all over the county on holidays whenever everyone else is out having fun and spending quality time with their families because people somehow always seem to tear up their heating and cooling systems during the most inopportune times. I don’t know why that is, but someone at the HVAC company always has to be on call because of it and normally that someone just so happens to be me. At least I get paid extra whenever I am working on the holidays, but it still gets old sometimes. Not only that, but my wife usually gets mad at me whenever I have to go into work and I’m supposed to be spending time with her or taking her to a party or a family get together or something like that. I guess I can’t really blame her all that much for getting mad at me for it, now that I think about it. But still, it’s not really my fault that I have to be on call for HVAC emergencies. It’s just one of those things that comes with the territory of the job, I guess. Maybe one day someone else will start taking the emergency calls instead of me. That would be nice, for sure, but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. They already think that I’m the best on call technician that they have.

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Baseball season seemed really long this year

This year, our baseball season really seemed to be exceptionally long.

Usually, the season flies by and I am sad that it is over.

However, this year, that wasn’t the case at all. This year, it seemed like the days crawled by and like we had hundreds of games that we had to go to. Don’t get me wrong. I really do love baseball and I am one of the most supportive team parents out there. I just had trouble with all of the games because they are always held during the hottest part of the year. The temperatures over the summer around here were abnormally hot, I thought. It was much hotter here than usual and it was terrible for me. I usually end up getting migraines whenever I am out in the heat for too long without air conditioning, and baseball games are notoriously long! If you have ever had a kid who plays baseball, then you know that summer games can really stretch on interminably sometimes. Anyway, not only did the games last a long time, but the summer lasted an extra long time too. I was really wishing for a portable air conditioning system by the middle of July and unfortunately, I didn’t have one. Neither did anyone else on the team. We tried to make do with the shade and with cooling towels, but none of that is nearly as effective as air conditioning, that’s for sure. At every game, I just couldn’t wait to get home so that I could relax in my living room in the central air conditioning.

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It’s hard to be a realtor sometimes

Usually I love my job as a realtor.

Sometimes though, I have to admit that it can be a struggle to help people find the home of their dreams.

Once in a while, I end up with a family or a couple who seem like they are really hard to please. I don’t understand people sometimes because it’s almost like they don’t really want to buy a house at all. Sometimes it just seems like they are looking for something that doesn’t really even exist at all! I don’t know, but the last couple of times I have had a really picky family, the dad in the family just so happened to be in the heating and cooling business. I am not saying that every single HVAC technician is overly choosy, but I do know from experience that they are super picky when it comes to choosing a house based on the home’s heating and cooling system. I know that since it’s their job, they have to check out the HVAC system in every new home that they go in, but sometimes it’s just overboard. The last guy that I helped didn’t want to purchase a house with a furnace or an air conditioning system that was more than a year old. He also wanted a wood burning fireplace in the master bedroom, radiant heated flooring in the kitchen, and a UV light air purification system. I told him that when you’re looking for things that are so specific, you might want to purchase a home based on other things and just install the HVAC stuff yourself at a later date. He would not hear of that, though. He said that he didn’t want to do any HVAC work on his new house at all!

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My sister is so annoying about this

My sister is so competitive with me about everything and it is super annoying.

It doesn’t even matter what it is; she just likes to compete with me over everything.

The other day, we were talking about what we were going to get our mom and dad for their anniversary and she is already trying to turn it into a big competition. It drives me crazy sometimes and a lot of times, I don’t even want to be around her because of it. Anyway, whenever we were talking about our parents’ anniversary, she started saying how her gift was going to be so much better than mine and it just made me want to yell at her and leave. I mean, it’s not a competition! She said that she wanted to get them a new HVAC system for their house. I personally thought that was a little bit overboard because that’s a super expensive present! I was thinking more along the lines of a gift card or a weekend away or something like that. My sister, though, always has to be better than everyone else. She always wants to do something incredibly overboard like this just so that she can make everyone else look bad. I don’t even care, though. I know that our parents need a new HVAC system, so it’s actually a good present for her to get. I would offer to split the cost with her, but I know that she just wants to get all of the credit for it so she never would split it!

 

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It was so hot at the movies that I couldn’t stand it

It was so hot at the movies the other night that I couldn’t stand it! I usually don’t get too hot whenever I am at the movies.

Usually, I take a blanket inside with me because I tend to get too cold in there when I’m just sitting there doing nothing besides eating popcorn and drinking cold root beer.

I usually have to snuggle under my blanket so that I can get warm inside of the theater. However, that was definitely not the case this time when we were at the movies. It was really hot outside that day and I think that the temperature was probably 93 degrees outside whenever we got to the theater that night. I thought that they would surely have the air conditioning system turned on full blast inside of the movies, but when we walked into the lobby to get our tickets, I noticed that it was really hot and stuffy inside. I thought that maybe the A/C in the lobby was just messed up or something but it turned out that the air conditioning in the entire building was not working! We decided to go ahead and stay for the movie anyway because we didn’t have anything better to do. But honestly, that turned out to be a big mistake. It was so hot in there without a working air conditioning system that I couldn’t stand it. I always got up and left because it was so hot. I certainly didn’t need my blanket that night because I was sweating through my clothes!

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Last year my cousin bought a house

Last year, my cousin bought a house that he had never even seen before. When he first told me that he was thinking about doing this, I thought that it was the craziest thing that I had ever heard of. I had never even heard of someone buying a house without seeing it before, but he was adamant that everything was going to be fine if he bought it without seeing it first. I told him that he was probably going to be sorry if he did it, but he told me that I was just being overly negative about it so I stopped talking to him about it. All I could do was cross my fingers and hope that everything worked out for him! Well, as the months passed by, my cousin told me over and over that everything was just great with the house. I thought that maybe he was making that up just so that I could not say I told you so to him. It turns out that he ended up having to replace the entire heating and cooling system in the house after he got moved in. Everything else in the house was just fine, but the heating and cooling system was old and worn out. He had to buy a brand new high efficiency heating and cooling system to install in the house as soon as they moved in because the indoor air quality was so bad in there. They also bought a new whole home air purification system for the house because they had a mold problem down in the basement that they had to treat.

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My daughter asked for a thermostat for her birthday

She is living in her own place now and so she constantly needs different stuff for her house

My daughter has always been a very practical sort of person. The older she gets, the more it remains to be true, too. She just doesn’t ever want anything that is frilly or fancy or anything like that. Whenever I have bought her stuff like that in the past, she just kind of rolls her eyes and acts like she does not want or need it. I bought her a manicure and a pedicure for Christmas last year and she said that she would rather have had a new blender. Sometimes it makes me mad, but I guess she is what she is. I should probably be proud of the fact that she is this way, since practicality isn’t really something that a lot of young people actually have very much of these days! Anyway, this year, I did not have any idea at all what to get her for her birthday. She is so weird about gifts that I would almost rather just give her money than buy her a present. That seems weird to me as her mom, though. I want to give her a present that she can open, if that makes sense. Anyway, whenever I asked her what she wanted, she informed me that she wants a new thermostat for her birthday this year. She is living in her own place now and so she constantly needs different stuff for her house. I think that I will go and find a really great smart thermostat for her that she will love. I’m just glad that it was a smart thermostat that she asked for and not a new air conditioning system!

 

 

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Our HVAC classes are already full

It’s nice to know that we are contributing to the community this way by providing some really great workers who are well trained and ready to serve their neighborhoods

Our HVAC classes are already full in the technical school where I work. I don’t know what it is about the HVAC classes that makes them so popular, but it seems like more teenagers and young adults want to learn about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning than anything else that we offer. We also have classes on agriculture, electronics, plumbing, and other things, but those are not nearly as popular as the HVAC classes are for some reason. We have really great instructors in all of our classes, so I’m not really sure if that’s the reason that the HVAC classes fill up so fast. I guess it’s just that HVAC companies are really hiring a lot these days, and they are also really great when it comes to starting salaries. I know a lot of people who are doing really well in their careers as HVAC technicians and they haven’t even been out of school for very long at all. I love the fact that these people are going into the workforce right away, and most of them don’t even have any debt to pay off to the school. It’s nice to know that we are contributing to the community this way by providing some really great workers who are well trained and ready to serve their neighborhoods. I am glad that our HVAC program is so popular because it really turns out a lot of high quality workers for the different HVAC companies in our town. People who are interested in these classes need to get put on the waiting list for the next session, though.

 

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There is a strange smell coming from the air conditioning

Every time I turned the air conditioning system on, the smell would get worse and worse

There is a strange smell coming from the air conditioning in our house.I don’t know what it is, but it started about a week and a half ago. At first, I thought that it might just go away on its own. I don’t know why I thought that, but I guess it’s because sometimes things just kind of dissipate over time. However, that was not really the case with this smell. It seems like it just keeps on getting worse for some reason. I did not really know what to do at first, and so I just sprayed some air fresheners and lit some candles to try to make the smell go away. That didn’t work very well, though, and the smell seemed to keep on getting worse. It was really weird because it was the kind of smell that really bothers you! I finally decided that I was going to have to call the HVAC company so that they could come and do something about it for us. Every time I turned the air conditioning system on, the smell would get worse and worse. I couldn’t stand it anymore and so I hired the HVAC company to come out and do a complete ductwork cleaning for us. They said that the problem could be coming from mold, mildew, or some other organic material inside of the ductwork and that they could get rid of it easily with their special tools and processes. I can’t wait to get rid of this awful smell! They are coming to do the cleaning tomorrow.

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We are going to have to deal with it

Whenever the weather starts cooling off later this year, we are going to have to deal with a rat infestation inside of our furnace! I know that sounds terrible, and the truth of the matter is that it really is terrible! There is nothing that I hate worse than a rat.

I don’t know how in the world they ended up down in our furnace in the basement. This is the first time that we have ever had a problem with rats and I honestly don’t really know what to do about it. They are really tearing up the furnace because I can see all kinds of damage that they have done to it and that’s on the exterior of the furnace! If it’s that bad on the outside, then heaven only knows how bad the damage on the inside could be. I bet that those annoying rats have completely torn up our furnace system. And they have done it without us even knowing because we have not looked at our furnace once since the beginning of spring when the weather started heating up around here. I guess it really doesn’t pay to neglect your furnace when you really should just be paying more attention to things like that. I know that the weather is going to be cooling off here sooner rather than later, and so we are going to have to get something done about this furnace. The only problem is that I don’t know what to do first. I can’t decide whether to call the HVAC company or the exterminator first.

 

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