I just want to stay safe

Sometimes it feels like I shouldn’t try to go outside of my comfort zone, because I’m punished when I really do. For instance, when I go out on a limb to attempt to help a friend, it tends to backfire and I usually am completely screwed over each time. It feels like the world is against me whenever I try to do something nice, but maybe I’m just much too sensitive. I ended up throwing a big party in addition to instantly regretting it when my HVAC system completely broke down on a very hot day. I don’t normally enjoy party planning due to the pressure to please everyone at once, but I decided we could use an end of summer bash before it was too late. It was an especially hot day, and I had the air conditioning cranked cranked to the max while I was cleaning my home in preparation for our company. It seemed like I couldn’t manage to keep the house cold enough, simply because the heat outside was so devastating. Everyone began to arrive and we were having some pretty good times, gathering in the coldest areas of my place and enjoying the AC that flowed in. Suddenly, the temperature started to climb quickly, and it seemed to be entirely unrelated to the new guests arriving. The thermostat has been showing a steady climb in temperatures, and the air conditioning unit wasn’t running anymore. My house was almost 100 degrees inside and the guests weren’t feeling well. My get together ended early, with all our sweaty friends fleeing to the safety of their own home air conditioning.

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Need some HVAC support

My loving grandparents have always been very supportive of me when I was growing up. They helped my parents a  lot by driving me to soccer practice and back and forth to school. When it was time for me to finally go to college, they helped me out by getting me into my very first apartment. The apartment wasn’t anything special, but it was a place of my own. It was very basic and needed plenty of work. When I have moved in, I kept experiencing a lot of difficulties with my heating and cooling system. I had to call the HVAC mechanic everyday to try and have him fix my system. It was starting to look like an impossible situation, and when I told my grandfather all about this particular problem, he drove over to check the HVAC unit himself. He’s an incredibly handy person, and he was able to have my HVAC system fixed within a few hours. Without him, I would have never of got my cooling system working again. I really needed to be focusing on my schoolwork instead of an issue such as that. My grandparents were really concerned about how well I was doing, and I was lucky they were always there for me. I’d such a great support system while attending my college that I was very successful. I didn’t have to work full-time, so I was able to focus a great deal on studying and writing papers. As I graduated, I had an extremely high GPA, and I got accepted into a nice graduate program. I do not think people entirely realize how the people around them really influence your success. I think everyone should put more thought into these kind of things.

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Public transportation

I really try and do my part to help battle the climate change that’s destined to ruin our world. I’m all about recycling and reducing my energy usage that can help in the larger effort. I enjoy walking every chance I am able to, and often skip taking my car around if doable. I am always taking short showers, and I cut my plastic so that the poor animals out there don’t get trapped. In short, I try to be a very active participant in saving planet earth, in the small ways that I can contribute. There is one area, however, that I am truly no fan of. I hate general public transportation, and it’s almost entirely a result of the poor heating and cooling that’s available onboard. You see, I have terrible memories of riding the coach in sweltering heat, and finding that there was absolutely no ventilation throughout the vehicle. Despite this deficiency of ventilation, there would be zero semblance of air conditioning, either. What this leads to was hot, muggy, and smelly rides to and from the grocery store. It’s quite challenging to lug bags of groceries around especially when you cannot breathe and the bus is over 90 degrees inside. I remember asking the bus driver exactly why the bus had such poor A/C, and he muttered something regarding the city budget not taking AC under consideration. I have no idea if this was the truth, or if he was only a sadist, but either way I was left with a very bad taste inside of my mouth.

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A couple of months and then HVAC tune up

A couple of weeks ago I had an HVAC technician show up to my house to perform a routine inspection on my A/C system. I wasn’t having any issues with it, but I wanted to make sure that everything was tip top shape so that I didn’t need to deal with any unexpected surprises during the summer season. It gets very scorching hot where I live, and if I had to go even 2 or 3 days without an air conditioner, I would really be suffering. This happened to me several summers ago, and I hoped I would learn something from that terrible experience. I came home one day from work to find that will my A/C system had broke down, and the HVAC company was so backed up with repair calls, that they weren’t able to come out for a week. I ended up staying with a friend so that I could escape the terrible heat and sleep on their couch. The entire experience was a massive inconvenience, and I vowed never to let it happen again. These days, I have an HVAC technician come out every six months in order to make sure everything is okay. If a product is off, he or she has the ability to help me pinpoint the issue before it becomes serious. I know a lot of people do not desire these visits because they don’t want to spend any money unless they absolutely have to, but I recommend that most people have this done. It has definitely helped me to avoid any major repairs, and I plan on doing this so long as I am a homeowner.

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Need HVAC filters changed

The first thing I do every single morning when I wake up is brew some coffee. I require the caffeine before I start the day, so I try to get everything started as quickly as possible. Right after all of this, I always adjust the temps on my thermostat. I can’t sleep at night unless there is cool fresh air blowing on me, so I leave the A/C going at a nice cool temperature during the night time. When I wake up, I tend to be freezing, so I turn the heat on for a while until I feel comfortable all over again. My heating and cooling system really determines how comfortable I am all of the time, and I do my absolute to take good care of it. I change my air filters on a regular basis because I recognize that if I didn’t do that I would have to handle excess dust and dirt moving through my system and home. I didn’t realize how important doing all these things were when I first moved into the house, and I learned the hard way that changing the air filters is something that really needs to be prioritized. When an HVAC mechanic arrived on the scene to work on my system on this one occasion, he recommended that I also have my ductwork cleaned out each alternate year. Dust and dirt can accumulate in these spaces often, so it’s important to make certain they have a regular maintenance. I never realized that there is so much work involved with maintaining a HVAC unit, but I am definitely willing to undertake it because I don’t want to have to deal with costly repairs or even a replacement before the cooling system has lived its full lifespan.

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AC for the flowers

I’ve been a floral designer going upon 17 years. My career within this field began while I was still in twelfth grade. It had started as merely a part time job to earn some more money, but I fell in love with this work! Working while surrounded by the smell of tropical flowers all day long was amazingly stress relieving. The pay wasn’t so bad either! We experienced quite the event last week though when our HVAC system completely stopped working on us. When we arrived to our place of work last tuesday, we discovered that every last one of our flowers were completely wilted! The air conditioner, cooler, and every other piece of electrical equipment had stopped working within the night. It was completely terrible! We lost a great deal business that day. My boss quickly called an electrician and additionally an HVAC technician. We needed to fix this A/C issue right away. The HVAC technician came along first, which worked out OK. It turned out that the compressor to the cooling system had blown, which caused our electrical circuits to go completely haywire. Our HVAC system was the chief culprit of all the issues. It was a very occupied day, to say the very least. The HVAC technician went straight to work repairing the compressor to the cooling system, while the domestic electrical engineer repaired the circuit board. Subsequently, my boss was frantically calling all of our customers for the day and re routing their orders to other nearby florists. This was a complete HVAC system nightmare all around! At least we were able to fix the cooling system fairly fast.

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I want a dry basement

When we first purchased our house, the basement had a difficulty with moisture. The walls and floors were constantly damp, and the whole basement smelled rather musty. I often found mold spores growing, and I worried about the impact on my family’s well-being. In the spring, when the snow melted, or whenever there was a lot of rain, the basement flooded. Because the house is rather small, I considered extending our living space into the basement. I wanted to dry out this space for the sake of my washer, dryer, water heating unit, and furnace. I hired a local plumber for a free consult, and he suggested that I invest in a sump pump. A sump pump is designed to handle the influx of groundwater, on auto-pilot activating when necessary. I was a bit skeptical that a sump pump would be able to handle the constant demands with the basement. Once the sump pump was installed, I was impressed by the improvement.  The basement has become nice and dry, I was able to put down carpeting and set up furniture as well as a television. It’s the perfect space for my girls to play video activities, do homework, or have slumber parties. I expect that my appliances can last longer, and our indoor air quality is certainly much healthier. To combat the matter of a sudden power outage, I’ve also purchased a battery-operated backup sump push. The plumber recommended this as well, and it has come in handy. When there is some sort of disruption in power, the backup sump pump automatically takes over operation. The battery provides several hours of operation, and prevents water damage and mold.

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The AC device making all things worse

I have been intensely working on a new music composition for pretty much the last 4 months, and my deadline was fast approaching. I wrote original scores for many video games, and I had landed a giant contract for a big release that was slated for later this season. I just couldn’t seem to build my rhythm down correctly. This one evening, as I sat there in front of my piano, I started to perspire a lot. I got up to look at my thermostat, and it was set to somewhat of a horrid 89 degrees! This HVAC system setting was not OK for my comfort, so I promptly readjusted my thermostat to get the A/C back on. As an alternative to going back to work at once, I went and talked to my spouse. I wanted to find why she set the central heat so high. That was an incredibly high system setting, and I wanted to verify she was alright. My popular music could wait. I found her bundled under a blanket in the living room area. She told me that she had a high fever, and the cold air conditioner setting I had it set to was making her not feel well. I felt terrible for this. I went quickly to that thermostat and set it to somewhat of a more reasonable 84 degrees. I understood that she was under the weather, but 89 degrees was overly high of a furnace setting for her. It may have made her feel even worse! So, I never was able to accomplish any work that night time, but I came to the realization that I needed to invest in a zone control HVAC system rapidly!

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I now that this water softener will be great

I have never thought about installing a water softener into my home before, however I feel that my household plumbing could entirely benefit from one. In my first home, I never had to worry about hard water, however now that I am living in another state, it seems that there is a large difference in water quality. My hair is abruptly much more brittle and dried out, and my skin is starting to feel itchy. I have been researching the effects of hard water, and as it turns out, there could be some drastic consequences to your plumbing and some plumbing appliances. Not only does this include faucets and showerheads, however the mineral buildup from hard water could also affect washers, dishwashers, and ice makers! I entirely want my plumbing to last for as long as possible, and it seems as though installing a water softener is the most efficient way to help both my skin and my plumbing appliances. While reading about water softeners, I found a few additional benefits that have solidified my choice. Not only does a water softener improve the water quality inside a  home, however they can also help reduce monthly costs! Mineral buildup makes plumbing appliances work harder, which runs on additional energy. With a water softener, though, plumbing appliances can operate smoothly and efficiently, saving as much as 29 percent off of an electricity bill! I have already found a few good plumbers in town that can help me purchase a water softener, and I can’t wait to schedule the installation.

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the show needed AC

My daughter made a decision last year to join the girlfriend school drama club. It was a giant decision for her, because this lady was extremely shy. Once she broke from her shell, however, she became one of their most talented actresses of all! I was so happy for her. She even got to play the lead role inside last year’s final play. The primary night was a success, but the second one was a disaster as a result of a poor functioning HVAC system. The day of the second showing, the school’s air conditioner decided to break down. This HVAC system disaster wouldn’t have been such a problem in other areas of the country, but we lived in the deep south and an air conditioner was required for many reasons. Needless to talk about, the show must go on! Despite the lack of a good cooling system, the school decided to go forward with the second performance. It turned into a comedy! The furnace like heat caused many female’s makeup to melt right off of their faces! Everyone has been drenched in sweat, and some individuals even messed up their lines due to the extreme heat. The lack of an air conditioner ended up putting everyone in a kind of “brain fog.” My daughter tried her best to keep it together, but the heating and cooling system issue was even affecting her. Thankfully the play was able to end, and everyone was finally able to go home to the comfort of their own air conditioners. An HVAC technician was scheduled to come out the very next day, so hopefully the next performance might possibly be better.

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