Date night for HVAC

I have been single for quite some time. I decided it was time to get out there and start dating. I ended up going to one of those speed dating events to see who I could hit it off with. There were a lot of interesting ladies for sure, however, there was one who really caught our eye. She gave me her number and I made sure to call her the next day. I asked her to go on a date and the two of us opted to go out to this nice eating establishment. I started to notice that it was getting a little bit tepid in that establishment. I mentioned it to her and then she said she would be right back. When she returned, the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C method seemed to be working just fine. She was gone for about thirty seconds so I had to ask what she did. She said that she was an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C specialist and there was a minor issue with their temperature control. She had it fixed in no time. She was saying that she couldn’t have our perfect night ruined by a non-finally working Heating, Ventilation, and A/C method and did what she had to do. I must say that I was undoubtedly impressed by all of that. Here I was on a date with an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C specialist and had no idea. I asked her why she didn’t tell me that. She said that I didn’t ask. One thing I knew for sure, I really liked this girl. The supervisor came by our table with a nice bottle of wine and said our meal was on the condo thanks to my date!

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Heating and cooling in our cellar

My wife loves working in her garden during the summer.  She grows beautiful flowers and gives most of them away to the neighbors.  This year she also planted different vegetables.  About half way through the growing season, she told me that I was going to need to build her a root cellar for her harvest.  I just stared at her, because I had no idea how much she had planted.  I was shocked at the amount of fresh vegetables that she had already brought in from the garden and it was only the beginning.  She had also ordered a couple bushels of fruit that could be stored in a root cellar.  She said we were going to eat healthy, even if it was winter.   I was going to have to find plans on how to build a root cellar and then I was going to have to find out what kind of heating or cooling I needed to keep the fruits and vegetable from rotting or freezing.  I called a HVAC contractor friend, and I presented him with my dilemma.  He told me that I should be able to add a ductless mini-split unit to the system we already had in our home.  We would be able to access the thermostat through the same smart app that we had with our smart thermostat inside the house.  We would have the ability to monitor the temperature within the root cellar from our Iphone, as we did with the house.  Now all I had to do was build the root cellar and harvest the potatoes, carrots, and other items that were going into it.

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Pumpkin odor when heating

I put so much work into my pumpkins, during the summer.  I am proud that I am able to produce a prize winning pumpkin at least every other year.  I do everything by hand when I tend to my pumpkin patch.  It takes a lot of water, a couple of gallons a day per pumpkin, and a lot of weeding.  My wife thinks I prefer my pumpkins to her, and sometimes it seems like I do, but I just take pride in them.  I hear her yelling at me from the house, about coming in before I get a heatstroke or have a heart attack.  She worries too much.  Last week, I decided to take the small six hundred pound pumpkin and put it in the yard as a large jack-o-lantern.  I spent about four hours in the sun, pushing and pulling on that thing.  When I finally stood up, I was so dizzy that I almost fell over.  I was sick to my stomach and I staggered into the house.  I was so glad for the air conditioner.  My wife put me on the couch, and she went against her own AC rules.  She reset the AC from seventy-two to sixty-six, so I would have some comfort.  She put a fan on my head, and a cold wet cloth under my arms and around my neck.  With the help of the air conditioning and the tender ministrations of my wife, I was feeling better in a very short time.  I decided against going back outside, and I spent the afternoon in the air conditioning, and pondering how to move the pumpkin.

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Got a better air conditioner

College was a series of new experiences, right down, to having my own air conditioning.  I never had the ability to adjust the air conditioning in my home, because we only had one main thermostat that was controlled by my dad.  Now we didn’t have air conditioning in the dorm rooms, but we had a heater that ran constantly.  I had to buy a small fan, which I called my personal air conditioner, and it stayed on my nightstand, running constantly, right up until I graduated.  Now that I am older, I have my own home, and I have control of a thermostat.  I married a wonderful man who gave me two wonderful children, and I have a new puppy to take care of.  We have zone control in our home, thanks to new technology that came out for HVAC systems, many years ago.  My husband had a Smart Thermostat installed.  I now have an app on my IPhone that allows me the ability to check my heating and air conditioning system, and to shutdown or turn on the HVAC in any individual room, and it saves me money.  On my way home from work, I can poke a couple of buttons and in no time, I am able to have the air conditioning cooling off the house, so I am greeted with a comfortable home.  My kids love it because I turn the heating down when we aren’t home.  They text me when they are on their way home, and I can have the heating turned up and they are greeted with a warm home.  I still keep my fan by the bed at night, but it is more a nostalgic gesture than a necessity.

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The care for HVAC

My best friend Jen, and I, go back a long ways.  She is funny, sweet, smart, and she and I share a lot of the same things.  She is also a great cook, which I will never be.  When she isn’t working in her restaurant, she is planning parties for all of her friends.  It’s hard to say no to a real home-cooked meal, especially when you aren’t a cook.  When you sit at her table, it is easy to see why she has a successful restaurant in the city.  My only complaint about going to Jen’s is that her house is always unbearably hot.  It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, she seems to always have her heater on.  I’ve seen the extra electric heaters that she has in her bathroom, and I always feel overheated and on the verge of melting.  I’ll bet she even has extra space heaters in her bedroom.  I asked her about the space heater, and excessive amount of heating in her home, and she jokingly told me that she was allergic to the cold.  I don’t know about that, but I do know that the excessive heat is beginning to make me sick.  I hate to not go to her home, just because of a HVAC situation, but I feel I am about to melt.  I wonder if it isn’t because she is used to the heating in the restaurant kitchen.  Whatever it is, I’ve got to figure out something, even if it is just a change of clothing.  I really don’t want to say no to going, but I’ve got to do something.

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Exhaustion and HVAC

I finally did it. I wore myself to complete exhaustion a few month’s back. I had been burning the candle at both ends for far too long, and my bdy finally said “enough.” I woke up one morning to find that I could barely get out of bed. I went to the doctor, but they couldn’t find anything wrong with me. I couldn’t function though, so I had to take some time off. I decided to take 2 months off from work and just rest. Unfortunately, my heating and cooling system picked this terrible time to break down. I was lucky that my best friend was helping me around the house. She was able to call up a local HVAC business to get a certified HVAC technician out to the house. I was so sick that I couldn’t even get out of bed! My best friend let the HVAC technician into my home when he showed up for the repairs. I didn’t; get to see him, but my best friend later told me that the HVAC technician was very good at what he did. He pulled out a checklist of possible HVAC system related problems, and went through it with my friend. They were able to get a clear idea of what was wrong with the heating and cooling system. After They went through the huge list, the HVAC technician got right to work. He was able to amazingly fix it in about three hours time! I thankfully got much better soon, and my own heating and cooling system worked like new.

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Post Office and HVAC

I have been waiting for a package to arrive for over two weeks now. I was starting to get slightly aggravated with the whole shipping process. I work from home, so I will be here when it arrives. I have even started working by my front door so I can catch the delivery man. It was  a big surprise when I found a notice from the post office in my mailbox. I had just gotten up to adjust my air conditioner for one second. I must have missed the delivery man! Th enote said that my package was now at the post office. I can’t believe I missed my package over my air conditioner setting! I got in my car, turned on the air container, and drove to the post office. It was a scorcher out that day, which is why I got up to turn in my air conditioner. I hoped the post office had a working air conditioner. The last time I had gone there, the air conditioner was broken. I got to the post office, switched off my car and air conditioner, and went inside. I was relieved to notice that their air conditioner was working. The line was super long though! I had no choice but to wait in line for my package. At least they had a working air conditioner though. I waited and waited. Eventually I got to the front of the line, got my package, and said goodbye to the air conditioner in the post office. I quickly turned on the a/c in my car and drove home.

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News and HVAC

Every morning, I try to take a little time to read up on the daily news. I have a few different websites that I will rely on to find up to date articles on what is going on in the world. I find world news fascinating. There’s always something interesting going on! Along with my news articles, I like to stay up to date on modern technology. I’ll never forget when I first read about the “new” smart thermostat. I was amazed! It came at the perfect time too. I had an appointment scheduled with my local HVAC business for the following day. I have an HVAC technician come out to ,my place twice a year to check out the old HVAC system to make sure it is ticking and working well. Now I was armed with some HVAC system related questions for him! I was very interested in this new smart thermostat, and I really wanted to get one for my home. I travel alot, so the smart thermostat would really assist me in keeping my HVAC system related bills at a minimum. It would also help me to have great climate control in my home as well. The greatest part of the smart thermostat technology, is that you can adjust your HVAC system from just about anywhere! When the HVAC technician showed up the next day, he is quick to answer all of my smart thermostat related questions. He was even able to install one that very day! I have been very happy with my smart thermostat ever since that great day.

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Camping not for me

Some of my best friends are going on a camping trip next week, but they have not been able to convince me to come along. They have begged and pleaded for weeks, but I just can’t see myself being without an air conditioner for 5 full days. It’s the middle of July, and the temperatures will probably reach the high 90s in the area that they are going camping. I have a hard time getting to sleep at night without an air conditioner, and I know that I would be miserable on their trip. It’s really unfortunate because I do enjoy being outside. However, I know that I wouldn’t be able to get a good night’s rest without being able to sleep near an air vent. If they were to consider staying in some sort of cabin or a hotel, I might go along with them. This would allow me the chance to cool off in the evenings in a climate-controlled room so that I would be fully charged to explore the next day. However, I think they are dead set on camping without any kind of modern amenities or luxuries. I have never been able to see the thrill in this. Maybe next year they will consider spending some time in the city so that I can go along with them. My preferences are just too different from theirs, and I don’t want to waste my vacation days on a trip that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy. For me, an air conditioner is an absolute must, and there is no way around that.

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Time away from work

When I go on vacation, the last thing that I want to think about is the air conditioner. I don’t get to take time away from my office very often, and I want to have a very uneventful week when I do. I want to know that I am staying in a place that has dependable appliances and that I will be as comfortable as possible while I am away from work. However, the last time I took a trip, I ended up in a huge fiasco. The HVAC unit in my rental house stopped working two days into my trip, and I had a hard time getting the property manager to send an HVAC technician out to fix it. I was very frustrated by the entire matter. They told me that they would have an HVAC technician right after I called, but 24 hours later, no one had arrived. It turns out, the HVAC company they used was closed, and there was no one to come and fix it. I was left without anywhere to cool off in the evenings after I had been out hiking and exploring, and I was unable to get comfortable at night. An air conditioner is a must-have, especially on a big vacation. It was the middle of summer, and I never even imagined that I would have to go without a cooling system. I will never use that rental company again because I do not want to have to deal with the situation in the future. Next time I go on vacation, I will probably call ahead to make sure the HVAC unit is in good shape.

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