Radiant flooring on patio

My house was meant for entertaining many family members and friends. Since we don’t have any kids, it is very easy for us to put all of our income towards our home. We have a gorgeous yard with several acres of land that is fantastic for having summer parties and bonfires. In the winter months, we have an enclosed patio which is well suited for a fireplace and grill. We also just recently added a hot tub to our outdoor patio so that we are able to relax in the wintertime. Nevertheless, after installing the hot bath we didn’t think about how cold it would potentially get when you’re walking on the patio tiles to the hot tub. On the chilled nights, we like to break free our heated, stuffy house and find some fresh air while we soak within the hot tub with drinks in our hand. Sometimes the house becomes too congested with the winter time with our heating constantly running. But, now that you’ll find used the hot tub such cold outdoor temperatures, we have decided it would best to install heated flooring in this particular portion of the outdoor patio. I think it may be a great investment for us ever since the outdoor and indoor patios are connected so that the heated flooring could be installed for the entire patio area. This way, when our guests come over, especially when it’s cold out, they can enjoy the patio without wanting to wear shoes. It will allow us to help feel more comfortable when we get out of the hot tub and it won’t be as cold!

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My work area’s cooling

Everybody in my office is genuinely excited this week, because we are having a brand new A/C system installed in the building. All of us have been complaining for over four  years, about the ineffective A/C system. It has barely served its purpose at all for at least the last five months, and we live in a terribly hot, humid area of the country. The office quickly gets sticky and uncomfortable during the Spring plus Summer months, and we have been really begging for a modern A/C system. We received the news about the new HVAC equipment  last quarter, during our annual shareholders meeting. Our productivity and profit has rapidly and steadily increased over the last few years, despite the fact that we have a terrible indoor working environment. I believe the numbers have been an incentive for management to make improvements.  They finally gave into our demand for a better cooling system. The HVAC team has been working on the replacement project all month long, and there has been a great deal of dust ad mess all over from the new ducting system. The new A/C is much larger and has greater duct requirements.   I am sure it will have no problem keeping up with the outside weather and demand of people inside. We are all genuinely looking forward to trying out the new A/C equipment, and I am super excited for the construction process to be completed. It’s quite a challenge to get my work done with so many distractions happening in the office. They should complete the replacement this Tuesday, and  the entire office staff is planning a party to celebrate. I’m ready to enjoy the new temperature control and expect to be way more comfortable.

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My workplace cooling system

My coworkers and myself are absolutely thrilled about the improvements made to our building.  We are currently having a brand air conditioner system installed in the office. We have been complaining about summer discomfort for more than two and a half years.  The old air conditioner just couldn’t handle the heat and humidity. It has barely put out any cool air at all for at least the last five months.  Since we are located  in a terribly warm and humid climate, air conditioning is a necessity. The office can be extremely sticky and uncomfortable during the Spring and summer months.  Everyone in the building has been desperately begging for an upgrade to the air conditioner system. We were told about the building improvement project last quarter, while I was in our annual shareholder’s meeting. Our profits have increased over the last several years, despite the fact that we are enduring a miserable working environment. I feel the profit earned us the new air conditioner.  Plus, a better cooling system will save money on energy bills and repair costs. An HVAC company has been working on the replacement all week long, and there has been lots of dust and debris all over the place.  They have been working on the ducting system. The current a/c is twice the size of the old unit.  I am hoping it will have no  no difficulty keeping up with the summer heat and humidity.  We are all super excited to try out the updated air conditioner system, and I can’t wait for the installation process to be finished. It’s very distracting and hard to concentrate.  Plus, the air quality has been really poor.  I have been told that the end of the replacement project will be on Friday.  We have planned an office party that day to celebrate. I’m bringing the cake.  I can’t wait to feel that cold air pouring from the vents.

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Office gets air conditioning

My office co workers and I  are really looking forward to this week, because we are having a brand new air conditioner installed. We have been unhappy for nearly four years, about the terrible operation of the air conditioning system. It has barely provided any relief from the heat for at least the last six months.  We  live in a really warm plus humid weather conditions and cooling is important. The office can be really sticky during the Spring and Summer months, and we have been desperate for a current air conditioning system. We got the news last month, during our annual shareholders meeting, and we were really thrilled . Our productivity has increased  steadily over the last two years, despite the fact that we  have endured terrible working conditions. I guess the numbers were impressive enough that they had no choice but to reward us with a better cooling system. The management has been working on the replacement all month long, and there has been dust and disruption because of the ducting system. The current air conditioner is really big but so outdated that it doesn’t do the job.  The new equipment should have no issues keeping up with the amount of heat and humidity.  We are all anxious to try out the new air conditioner. We also want the construction process to be finished. It’s quite hard to work in the office when there are so many  distractions happening everywhere. They have the completion of the replacement project scheduled for Thursday.  The the entire office staff is supposed to have a party to celebrate the new air conditioner. I’m excited to experience a comfortable working environment.

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Air conditioner at the office

My office co workers and I are legitimately excited this week. The company is , having a brand new air conditioning system installed in the building. We have all been complaining for over 2 years, about the bad air conditioning system. It has barely functioned at all for at least couple months, and we live and work  in a terribly warm and humid climate. The office can be super uncomfortable during the spring and summer.  Because of this, we have been desperately begging for a new air conditioning system. We received the news last quarter, during our annual shareholders meeting. Our productivity has significantly increased over the last years, despite the fact that we endure an uncomfortable and unhealthy working environment. I know the numbers are correct.  To reward our work ethic,  they had no choice but to give into our demand for a modern cooling system. They have been planning the upgrade all month long, and there has been a great deal of dust and debris all over from the installation of a new ducting system. The new air conditioner is twice as large as the old unit.  I expect it won’t have any problems keeping up with the amount of people inside and cooling demand. We are all legitimately looking forward to the new air conditioning system.  I can’t wait for the demolition process to be complete and the building to be clean and peaceful. It’s quite challenging to work in the office with all of those distractions happening everywhere. They have targeted completion for Tuesday, and the entire office staff is planning a party to celebrate. I’m ready to set the new thermostat and enjoy a perfectly cool work environment.

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New a/c system for the office

My office co workers and myself are very excited this week, because we are having a brand new A/C system installed. We have been complaining for nearly two years, about the terrible A/C system. It has barely worked at all for at least six months, and we live in a terribly warm and humid climate. The office can be very uncomfortable during the spring and summer months, and we have been desperately begging for a new A/C system. We got the wonderful news last quarter, during our annual shareholders meeting. Our productivity has increased over the last years, despite the fact that we have a terrible working environment. I guess the numbers don’t lie and they had no choice but to give into our demand for a better cooling system. They have been working on the installation all week long, and there has been dust and debris all over from the new ducting system. The new air conditioner is twice as big as the old one, and should have no problems keeping up with the amount of people inside. We are all very excited to try out the new A/C system, and I can’t wait for the demolition process to be finished. It’s quite difficult to work in the office with all of those distractions happening everywhere. They have the end of the installation scheduled for Friday, and the entire office staff is supposed to have a huge party to celebrate. I’m excited to set the new thermostat for 68 degrees, and sit back in the cool, chilly air.

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Dad’s gym vents

My father is a crazy fitness guru. He lives and breathes to workout.  He expects each of us to be the same.  There is no way I can keep to the same schedule he has because he works out every day and sometimes twice a day.  I do try and workout for about an hour Monday through Friday but the weekends, I just want to be a normal teenager.  I want to hang with my friend, watch a movie or something, and eat junk food. This never make him happy.  We do have a workout space in the house which is great.  The only problem is that it is in the basement and we can smell it from upstairs if someone leaves the door open. When my Dad and my brothers work out, they get really sweaty and it is disgusting. Our ventilation system does very little to remove the smells from the gym area. Even when we have the air conditioning system running full blast, the ventilation system still can’t get rid of the horrible smells. I asked my Mom about updating the ventilation system, but she said it is too expensive. I even suggested buying a room air purification unit, she didn’t go for that either.  She just says that it is part of life and I have to deal with it.  I have so many room deodorizers in my room I think I will be ill from that smell too. I know one thing for sure, when I am on my own I will take advantage of a gym membership so that I can avoid the sweat smells in my home.

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Check out your bills related to HVAC

My daughter is getting married.  She and her future husband were looking for a place to live.  Apartments are very pricey and they can’t afford a conventional home.  They have decided to look into buying a used mobile home.  We were open to the idea if they could find one that wasn’t run down and had newer appliances.  We didn’t want them spending all of their money on home repairs all the time.  I had no idea the one they bought would be such trouble.  It looked cute and they HVAC system was brand new.  They soon learned that there was a problem that we would not have seen upon inspection.  There was little to no insulation in the ceilings and walls.  This meant that the air conditioning and heat were seeping out of the seams of the trailer.  We live in the south and summertime is very hot and humid. I felt bad for the kids that they had to endure sleepless nights because the system couldn’t keep up with the outside temperatures.  The HVAC ran all day without much success. It wasn’t that the unit wasn’t sending out cold air, it was that it wasn’t contained.  They even purchased a window unit to try and supplement the system.  Nothing seemed to work and they were wasting more and more money on electric bills.  It was insane. They lived there for around 6 months before they decided that they had enough. They now live in our basement to save money for a conventional home.  I am hoping that after the wedding they will have enough for the down payment.  At least my husband and I are more at ease knowing that they are not stuck in that trailer anymore.

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Indoor air quality help

As homeowners, we all know that there are many things that we are able to do to keep our energy fees down. We repair our drafty doors. We fix our leaky windows. And although, by doing these things we help to reduce our  energy usage, we are also sealing in harmful pollutants together with irritants. The response to removing these pollutants is always to purchase an air purifier. Most folks purchase an air purifier, hoping to ease asthma or allergy reactions. Surprisingly, there is little medical evidence that electronic home air purifiers help to relieve these symptoms. To improve indoor air quality, you must begin by minimizing pollutant sources such as cigarette smoke, dust and pet hair. Before you resort to purchasing an air purifier, there are some simple steps that you can take to help to reduce indoor air pollutants. First, you might want to vacuum often and your vacuum should be equipped with a HEPA filter. If possible, replace your carpet with hardwood or even tile floors. Do not allow smoking on your property. You also need to have your HVAC system maintained regularly and change your air filters as suggested by the manufacturer. Use your exhaust fans in the kitchen, bath and laundry rooms. It’s also helpful to minimize using candles and wood burning fires. If you still feel the need to purchase an air purifier, you should select a model that is made for an area that is larger than yours for better cleaning on the lower, quieter speed. Then, you can actually rest easy knowing you have done everything possible to help your family members breathe easier.

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Why you should invest in a geothermal heat pump system

When my buddy Ryan and I retired, Ryan and I decided to move further south, and enjoy milder weather.  Ryan and I bought a small piece of property, designed the ideal home, and hired a business to build it.  Ryan and I didn’t want anything overly overpriced, however Ryan and I wanted to be perfectly comfortable.  I spent a great amount of time researching multiple heating and cooling ideas before making the choice on a geothermal heat pump.  Although the purchase price and set up of the geothermal Heating and Air Conditioning system was a ton, the equipment would spend money for itself in a little over three years.  Having a geothermal heat pump installed would additionally add to the value of our property by quite a bit.  The reason for the huge investment costs is the desire to excavate the property and put in a series of pipes under the lawn.  The geothermal heat pump uses the stable temperatures and free energy source found under yard.  While it provides dual heating and cooling capability, the heat pump maintains huge temperature all year round for not very much each day.  Ryan and I not only spend money less than 48 bucks a week in energy costs, however the heat pump also provides really a free source of sizzling water.  The underground geothermal system can be expected to last around 40-50 years, so I’ll never need to switch it while I am living in the home. The indoor heat pump should work reliably for at least 25 years, with nothing more than annual care from a licensed Heating and Air Conditioning company.  

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