I am pretty sure my air conditioner is letting water in through the window

I have an air conditioner that has been on its last leg for a long time.

The air conditioning unit is very old, and it looks like it has seen much better years.

The only reason that I have not gotten rid of the air conditioner is that it does a great job of keeping my room cold. Even though the air conditioner is ancient, it can make my room frosty in just a few seconds. Though I have been looking for an excuse to purchase a brand new air conditioner, I didn’t find one until today. This week has been a bad week for thunderstorms. However, it is still hot and muggy outside, so the air conditioner has been running for a long time. As I was looking at my air conditioner, I noticed a large gap under the air conditioner that was letting water inside of my house. As I looked closer, I noticed that the wallpaper and floor were taking on water, creating a lot of damage to my house. This was exactly the excuse that I needed to get a new air conditioner. I have never liked window air conditioners anyways, and I was interested in purchasing a ductless mini-split air conditioner instead. I would still have use of my window whenever I wanted, and there would be no need to pack the air conditioner in the attic during the Winter. It also works as a space heater and air purifier, which would free up a lot more space during different seasons. Better yet, I would no longer have water damage!

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I am a penny-pincher, and my HVAC use will prove it

I have been a penny-pincher since I was a kid.

While other kids were spending their allowance on something dumb like candy that would only last a few seconds, I was silently saving my money. While every other teen spent money on events and activities as teenagers, I found free ways to enjoy myself without spending a dime. Now that I am an adult, I have carried on my cheap habits. While this does not mean that I will not spend money or cannot spend money, I prefer to save money wherever I can. One of the ways that I do this is through my HVAC equipment. My thermostat is my most important money-saving device. In my house, during the Winter, I prefer to use my furnace as little as possible. I purchased a very efficient HVAC unit to cut down costs for heating. However, even with that extra savings, I bundle up while inside and turn my thermostat down until I am just comfortable enough with a sweater on. When I leave my home, I turn it down to 50 degrees, which is warm enough to prevent my pipes from freezing. I never use my HVAC equipment during the Spring or Fall, because it is never cold enough to need a furnace, and an air conditioner isn’t very necessary. During the Summer, my air conditioner is programmed to keep the temperature below 85 degrees. While some would argue that that is very hot, I will remind you that our ancestors have survived much hotter temperatures than that without an air conditioner of any kind.

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Our ongoing battle with corporate about the thermostat settings

Working in a large office has its distinct frustrations.

First, you have to spend most of your time sharing an office space with a lot of people, most of which you probably do not like.

The job is sedentary, which means that you spend most of your time sitting down and not being physical. This can prove to be extremely boring in the long one. However, one of the worst parts of the office is that our thermostat is controlled by a corporate office in a different state that has no idea what we need in our building. It wouldn’t be so bad if they set the thermostat to a certain comfortable temperature and let the thermostat control the air conditioner or furnace to keep the temperature constant all of the time. Instead of doing that, they just change the temperature constantly. Some days, they will decide that it is cool enough to not need an air conditioner. However, on those days, the temperature in our building will become very hot because of all the people that are crammed into a tiny space! Winter is even worse because the furnace will suddenly stop, allowing the room to cool down to where our fingers are shaking. We have argued with the corporate office, but they told us that by regulating the thermostat, they are able to cut costs more effectively. However, since we are in the office, we should know how to program the thermostat effectively. Also, keeping the furnace and air conditioner running will make our office more comfortable, which would improve the quality of our work!

 

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I hate having to worry about forgetting to adjust my thermostat

I have spent hundreds of dollars this year unintentionally.

  • Because of my forgetful brain, I am never able to remember to do the little things every day to keep my bills low and my house clean.

One of my worst yet frequent mistakes is that I forget to adjust my thermostat before I leave the house. I have a normal manual thermostat that does not allow me to pre-program my week. This means that if I want to adjust the temperature to a different setting, I have to do it myself. During the Summer, I try to turn the air conditioner off whenever I am at work. Though it means that my house will be warmer when I get back, I know it saves me a lot of money in bills. But since I cannot remember to adjust the thermostat, I usually allow the air conditioner to run all day while I am gone, wasting enormous amounts of money. During the Winter, it has always been my goal to lower the thermostat. I don’t want my pipes to freeze, but I also don’t see why my house has to be 70 degrees when nobody is there. But it is usually 70 degrees because I don’t remember to change it. I am considering getting a new thermostat to solve this issue. I could get a digital thermostat that would allow me to pre-program my week so that I wouldn’t have to touch it again. If I wanted my thermostat to be any more convenient, I could purchase a smart thermostat that would allow me to program it, but it also allows me to adjust my furnace or air conditioner from anywhere if I have my phone. This way, I would never have to worry about wasting money on my HVAC equipment!

 

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My friend set me up with a new unit

After my girlfriend and I broke up after being together for three years I was feeling a bit sheepish about getting back into the dating scene.

  • I’m not getting any younger, and I didn’t have a clue how to approach the rapidly changing dating scene.

Luckily for me I had a close friend of mine from work set me up with one of his friends who was also recently single. Once we met at the restaurant and began to dive into some conversation I was feeling as if we were total opposites and had nothing in common. We didn’t share any ground on most of the topics that I brought up and I was getting nervous that she was going to excuse herself to the “restroom” and I would never hear from her again. Not long after I brought up my career working as a certified HVAC repair tech and everything seemed to change for the better. She immediately became interested and was asking me all about my career. She went on to tell me that her father and all three of her siblings worked as HVAC repair techs for a living, so she knew what she was talking about. Conversation that was once extremely stagnant and awkward changed from smooth and easy once the topic of HVAC repair had been brought up. Things ended up going so well that we have another date scheduled for tomorrow. I would have never guessed that my job working as an HVAC repairman would have helped me find another potential partner but I am happy that it did, and hopeful that it will.

 

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I have the components in the right position

All my life growing up all I wanted to do was be the boss for a big time company in the city.

  • I wanted to live a lifestyle that I was always seeing in movies and reading in books.

The fancy suits, the massive office, and the notoriety of course. Now that the years have passed into adulthood and I am in the exact position that I had always dreamed of however, I am sad to say that I am miserable. Whenever I go out for drinks with my best friend who works as a certified HVAC repair tech he always has so many cool and interesting stories to tell me from his day fixing and installing units. The way he describes his daily duties as an HVAC repairman couldn’t be any more different than what my normal day sounds like. I have expressed to him just how much I have been hating my office job for the past year, and my friend has offered me a very lucrative offer to work under him as an HVAC repair tech trainee. I would lose my job at my comfortable and safe company, but I think that is exactly what I need. Working with my hands installing state of the art a/c systems, helping people out, and staying active during the day. No matter what the change in yearly earnings is, nothing is more important than actually loving what you do in my mind. With some hard work and guidance from my friend I hope that working as an HVAC repair tech will be just that.

 

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Those pesky critters

When it comes to living far outside of civilization there is a very large list of pros.

You don’t have loud and annoying neighbors to deal with, there is much more space all to yourself, and you don’t have to worry about being woken by a group of intoxicated people walking down the street coming home from a night of drinking.

Even though I really enjoy living out here in the woods all on my own, there are some things about it that still drives me crazy. I can take my heating and cooling unit for example. I have been using the same exact heating and cooling unit for the past ten years and I have come to really love it. Ever since I have been living out here but I have found that some of the wildlife and other random pests are drawn to the unit as well. I cannot count how many times I have been forced to reach out to one of the local HVAC companies in town to send help because I have some strange critter inside of my heating and cooling unit causing a world of problems for us. I have a feeling that if things keep going the way they have been when it comes to using the unit, it might be a better idea to switch to a good old fireplace to stay warm like my grandparents have. It’s a bit old school compared to other houses in my neighborhood, but so is the lifestyle that I am living. I have my fingers crossed that it will be the perfect match!

 

 

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Thank god for career day

The best part for me is that no longer am I making a very good living doing something I have a passion for, but I’m not dealing with a crazy amount of debt from college like many of my friends

Back when I was a young teenager making my way through high school I had no idea what I was going to do once I graduated. I didn’t want to go to college for four years like most of my friends were going to do, but I also wanted to be able to have a meaningful career that I liked. A few weeks before graduation my school hosted a career day for all of the upperclassmen. I ended up stopping at a booth that was looking to hire some HVAC repair tech trainees. This led to me learning the HVAC repair trade, which led to me eventually becoming a certified HVAC repairman in under a year. The training didn’t come without its trials and tribulations however. It was a large load of mental information along with physical labor that was hard for an eighteen year old kid. It has now been a few years since graduation and I have been loving my career as an HVAC repair tech. The best part for me is that no longer am I making a very good living doing something I have a passion for, but I’m not dealing with a crazy amount of debt from college like many of my friends. If I have any advice to pass along to the young men and women making their way through college who aren’t sure what they are going to do I would recommend one thing. Always keep your options open, because you never know what career path might be the one that makes you jump out of bed in the morning!

 

 

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I do not like having to worry

I have spent hundreds of dollars this year unintentionally… Because of our forgetful brain, I am never able to remember to do the little things every morning to keep our bills low and our house clean! One of our worst yet frequent mistakes is that I forget to adjust our thermostat before I leave the house, i have a normal manual thermostat that does not allow me to pre-program our week, but this means that if I want to adjust the temperature to a weird setting, I have to do it myself, but during the Summer, I try to turn the off whenever I am at work. Though it means that our house will be warmer when I get back, I recognize it saves me a lot of money in bills. But since I cannot remember to adjust the thermostat, I usually allow the to run all morning while I am gone, wasting enormous amounts of money. During the Winter, it has always been our goal to lower the thermostat. I don’t want our pipes to freeze, however I also don’t see why our house has to be 70 degrees when nobody is there. But it is usually 70 degrees because I don’t remember to change it. I am considering getting a new thermostat to solve this issue. I could get a digital thermostat that would allow me to pre-program our month so that I wouldn’t have to touch it again. If I wanted our thermostat to be any more convenient, I could purchase a smart thermostat that would allow me to program it, but it also allows me to adjust our oil furnace or from anywhere if I have our iphone. This way, I would never have to worry about wasting money on our Heating and A/C equipment!

 

 

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Your worries should go away soon

I have an air conditioner that has been on its last leg for a long time. The air conditioner unit is unquestionably old, and it looks like it has seen much better years. The only reason that I have not gotten rid of the air conditioner is that it does a good task of keeping our room cold! Even though the air conditioner is ancient, it can make our room frosty in just a few hours. Though I have been looking for an excuse to purchase a brand current air conditioner, I didn’t find one until today. This week has been a bad week for thunderstorms. However, it is still sizzling and muggy outside, so the air conditioner has been running for a long time. As I was looking at our air conditioner, I noticed a large gap under the air conditioner that was letting water inside of our house. As I looked closer, I noticed that the wallpaper and floor were taking on water, creating a lot of destruction to our house. This was exactly the excuse that I needed to get a current air conditioner. I have never liked window air conditioners anyways, and I was interested in purchasing a ductless mini-chop air conditioner instead. I would still have use of our window whenever I wanted, and there would be no need to pack the air conditioner in the attic during the Winter. It also works as a space furnace and air cleaner, which would free up a lot more space during weird seasons. Better yet, I would no longer have water destruction!

a/c set up