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Irony is one of those things, like freedom, that is to identify when you see it, but much harder to identify in words. The best definition I understand for irony, and the one I use to explain it to help someone when they don’t understand it is this — when a fire engine catches fire, which do they call? The image of a fire truck on fire beautifully sums up what irony can be. But there is another story from living that does as good a job summing up a perfect definition of a ironic situation. It’s just about five years past, when I stayed in some hotel hosting an HVAC computer professional convention. I was not there for any largest gathering of air conditioning repair people in the states, that was just dumb luck. But it was rather interesting to look at all the displays and demonstrations with the cutting edge of HVAC technology. I learned quite a bit about Ac units that weekend, and how far they’ve come from the early days. I saw a diorama for the history of the furnace, with invention through today, that ended up being pretty neat and rather interesting. I saw all sorts of ductwork and air grills. There was a pretty elegant lecture about condenser coils, which I’m lost what they are but they seemed crucial for the HVAC system. So I thought it was really weird how I went back to my room and the air conditioning didn’t work! And to look at the front desk, they informed me they couldn’t call in their particular regular HVAC technician because all of their technicians were attending the convention! That example there is really  ironic.

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Furnace tune up was a lot

I don’t think of myself as a rather gullible person. I’m actually pretty street smart sometimes plus I don’t even let other people take advantage of me often. I think I have received this skill from growing up with some older siblings, who constantly tormented me with outright lies just to see what I might accept. Ever since those days, I take everything I hear with a complete grain of salt plus always get some second opinions before I’ll make a rather immense decision. I bet our local oil furnace inspector wished he had realized these facts before he had even tried to rip myself and others off the other day as well. I had a little minor complication with our oil furnace, it was making an odd sound at evening that made the pet wake everyone up as well. I called the closest Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C business for an inspection plus several afternoons later they sent out their favorite serviceman, or so they had said. The guy looked over our oil furnace, inside plus out. He flicked the thermostat right on plus off a few times plus listened near the air vents for unneeded sounds as well, and after half an hour, the guy had told myself and others that our oil furnace was totally trashed then plus there was no point in even trying to repair it at all. I was completely shocked; we hadn’t even noticed any concerns then with the oil furnace’s functionality, it was heating our apartment as usual I had thought. Still, he insisted that it was actually more financially feasible for us to buy a brand new Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C, plus gave myself and others with several overpriced quotes too. I called out a second heating plus cooling specialist the next day, who promptly informed myself and others that, in fact, our oil furnace simply needed a newer air filter.

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Trying to keep the energy bills in check

I try to be conscientious of how I am impacting the environment by trying to be responsible and make a true effort to recycle everything that I can. I actually even save my tin foil so that it can be recycled! Along with regular recycling, I am also trying to make sure that I am using the lowest amount of energy possible in my home and beach house. I am regularly searching for current and up to date energy-saving tips, thankfully, there is plenty of tips and information on how to save energy by increasing self-explanatory habits at home, making it easier than you thought. I make sure that all the lights are turned off in our home if I am not using them at the time. Instead of using our air conditioner, I try to keep our windows open as much as possible, for a lovely breeze and I only turn on the air conditioner for an hour at a time. I try to keep cozy with heavy clothes and quilts while I am in the Winter season, and especially I’ll only turn the oil furnace on when I severely need to! Restricting our use of the Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan can be particularly challenging for our weather, especially since I live in a huge section that gets severely bad Winter seasons and deathly humid summer seasons, but although not using our Heating, Ventilation & A/C units all the time can be so uncomfortable for me, it just seems so wasteful to be sending air from the heating and cooling units throughout the entire townhome when I am only using one room at a time. One great energy-saving tip I love is that I have found  to install zone temperature control, so that I could select particular rooms that use the most heating and cooling. At least then I would be able to still truly appreciate our Heating, Ventilation and A/C plan without being wasteful while using up energy to heat or cool rooms that I don’t need!  wifi technology

Furnace service was a scam

I don’t tend to think of myself as a rather gullible person at all. I’m pretty street smart actually and I don’t really let other people take advantage of me at all. I feel that I had acquired this skill from growing up with several older siblings, who had always tormented myself and others with outright lies just to see what I might accept as the real truth! Ever since, I take everything I hear with a grain of salt like that and always get several opinions before I’ll make a massive decision such as that. I bet our local oil furnace inspector had wished he had realized these facts before he tried to rip myself apart and others off the other afternoon as well. I had a rather minor concern with my oil furnace, it was making an odd sound that evening that made the dog wake everyone up right then. I called the closest Heating and A/C supplier for an inspection and many nights  later they sent out their number one professional there, or so they had said. The man looked over my oil furnace then, inside and out. He had flicked the control component on and off a few times and listened right near the air vents for unneeded sounds they had. After half an hour, the guy told myself and others that my oil furnace was totally trashed there and there was no point in trying to service it at all. I was so shocked that every one of us hadn’t noticed any complications with the heating system’s functionality at any point, it was heating our loft as usual I would say too. Still, he insisted that it was more financially feasible to buy a brand new Heating and A/C, and gave myself and others with many pricey quotes as well. I called out a third heating and cooling specialist the next afternoon too, who promptly had informed myself and others that, in fact, our oil furnace simply needed a current air filter then.

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Enabling the smart thermostat

My ex-girlfriend likes to take really fancy vacations all the time. When we were together, she always wanted me taking her on nice vacations whenever I got paid vacation time. I agreed, of course, because I wanted to marry her and I am an idiot. But since we lived together, I was always researching ways to save money in the interim. One thing that I did to save money for the living expenses was to buy your wi-fi enabled smart thermostat thus could adjust the HVAC when we went away on vacation together We could keep the temperature in our small house cool in the winter, however is not too cold so the pipes would freeze and be problematic. In the the summer months, we would only turn on the A/C when the temperature got way too hot with bad humidity in our home. The device connected straight and easy that it made my HVAC system super convenient with my cell phone. Little did I foresee my girlfriend was thinking to leave me for a man a lot easier money than me. Because we had a common law marriage she took the home, the dog, half of a retirement and my dignity. But for reasons unknown to anyone sane she didn’t change her wi-fi private data or the wi-fi enabled smart thermostat in the house. So, now during this winter, I mess with the temperature in her house in order that her HVAC works all the time costing her a fortune. I lower the thermostat to 40 degrees during the night in the winter and they are freezing, and pump up the home heating system to 90 degrees in the day while they are away on a break so they are wasting energy. Their electric bills are probably very high all the time. I know it’s terrible, but it surely makes me smile. I possess a right to be pissed.

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Furnace inspection went bad

I don’t think of myself as a rather gullible guy. I’m pretty street smart at times and I don’t really let other people take advantage of me either. I think I had acquired this skill from growing up with some older brothers, who constantly tormented me a lot with outright lies just to see what I might accept as truth from them, and ever since that time, I take everything I hear with a grain of salt and consistently get many opinions before I’ll make a huge decision about believing something. I bet our local oil furnace inspector wished he had even realized these facts before he tried to rip me right off the other afternoon too. I had even a minor concern with our oil furnace then, it was making a rather strange sound at night that made the pet wake all the people up too. I called the closest HVAC company for a complete inspection and more than almost 2 days later they sent out their number one serviceman, or so they said they had. The guy had looked over our oil furnace, inside and out as well. He flicked the thermostat on and off a few times and listened near the air vents for unneeded sounds too. After half an hour about, the guy had told me that our oil furnace was totally trashed then and there was absolutely no point in trying to service it then. I was completely shocked. We hadn’t even noticed any troubles with the oil furnace’s functionality at all, it was heating our apartment as usual. Still, he insisted that it was more financially feasible to buy a brand new HVAC, and provided me with more than 2 extravagant quotes as well. I called out a fifth heating and cooling specialist the next afternoon as well who promptly informed me that, in fact, our oil furnace simply needed a new air filter only.

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Furnace man trying to scam me

I don’t think of myself as a gullible woman at all. I’m actually pretty street smart plus I don’t let other people take advantage of me at all. I guess I had learned this skill from growing up with older siblings there, who always tormented myself and others with down outright lies just to see what I might accept as the real truth! Ever since then, I take everything I hear with a grain of salt now plus always get opinions before I’ll make a big decision on my own. I bet our local heating system inspector had wished she had realized these facts before she had tried to rip myself and others off the other afternoon there. I had a minor concern with our own heating system, it was making a rather weird sound at night that made even the dog wake all the people up there. I called the closest HVAC company for a complete inspection plus many multiple afternoons later they sent out their number one serviceman for us, or so they said they did. The lady looked over our heating system, inside plus out even. She flicked the control device on right then plus off a few times as well plus listened near the air vents there for unneeded sounds. After half an hour, the girl had told myself and others that our own heating system was totally trashed plus there was absolutely no point in even trying to repair it. I was completely shocked; both of us hadn’t noticed any concerns really with the heating system’s functionality at the time, it was heating our cabin as usual I had thought. Still, she insisted that it was even more financially feasible to buy a brand new HVAC system there, plus gave myself and others multiple pricey quotes. I called out a fourth heating plus cooling specialist the next afternoon actually, who promptly had informed myself and others that, in fact, our heating system simply needed a new air filter then.

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Leaving the air conditioning on

I travel more than my share for work. My company flies me everywhere throughout the country. In the last a number of years, I have easily visited 43 within the 50 states. I am constantly working out of nice hotels, all on the company’s consistent dime. It’s absolutely amazing about 85% of that time. The other 15% of horrid time, there is a problem while using the hotel that makes my business meetings a nightmare. Sometimes, the beds are so gross and dirty or the room is absolutely not as necessarily prepared for me when I arrive. A few times, the hotel actually overbooked my room and I would have to be moved to a sister hotel far away. At least a dozen times there is a bigger problem with the hotel’s air conditioner. I might get to the room late and unpack watch TV for a time and only then when it was time to sleep, I would start up the air conditioner. See, I like to sleep in a very cool room and the humming noise in the A/C drowns out the people walking the hallways. Though to my dismay, sometimes the A/C wouldn’t flip, or wouldn’t get cool, or would be so horribly loud that it becomes impossible to sleep. It amazes me how the top rate hotels can usually get away with having such broken air conditioners. By the time I discover the air conditioner’s problem, it’s always  far too late and I don’t want to go through the hassle of complaining about the A/C, then packing my suitcases again and switching rooms. You can bet now whenever I check in to a hotel room, the very first thing that I do is turn on the air conditioner and sit in front of it waiting. If this air conditioner is quiet and blissfully cool 20 minutes later, only then can i unpack and unwind for the night.

Furnace inspector tried to scam me

I don’t think of myself as a gullible person. I’m pretty street smart and I don’t let other people take advantage of me. I think I learned this skill from growing up with older brothers, who constantly tormented me with outright lies just to see what I might accept as truth. Ever since, I take everything I hear with a grain of salt and always get second opinions before I’ll make a big decision. I bet our local furnace inspector wished he had realized these facts before he tried to rip me off the other day. I had a minor problem with my furnace, it was making a strange sound at night that made the dog wake everyone up. I called the closest HVAC company for an inspection and several days later they sent out their favorite technician, or so they said. The man looked over my furnace, inside and out. He flicked the thermostat on and off a few times and listened near the air vents for unneeded sounds. After half an hour, the guy told me that my furnace was totally trashed and there was no point in trying to repair it. I was shocked; we hadn’t noticed any problems with the heating system’s functionality, it was heating our home as usual. Still, he insisted that it was more financially feasible to buy a brand new HVAC, and provided me with several pricey quotes. I called out a second heating and cooling specialist the next day, who promptly informed me that, in fact, our furnace simply needed a new air filter.

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What has happened to the heater

Not long ago I decided to buy an older home. I went through the home purchase lengthy process like normal people do. I got the proper appraisal and then an inspection by a local provider in the house and therefore wasn’t planning on any surprises. Well, I received my first electric bill and was stunned when it was nearly $500. I called the power company and said it was probably a consequence of the current heating system and maybe there seemed to be something wrong with my central heat. They came by to look into it as I requested and said that my furnace is running completely on inefficient electricity and therefore was why my bill is so high and over priced. Now here’s the problem – the original house listing and appraisal along with the inspection all told me that this house had a gas central heat system, not an electric furnace. I returned to my house files and looked at every single document that I had kept on the house purchase, and every single one lists gas for the main heating source. I called my realtor, but she was pretty useless and didn’t know what I could do at this late point. I am going to speak with a legal representative for this outlandish. I can’t afford an upgrade to a gas furnace now. It would be a large amount of money upfront. And it would be completely unfair to be stuck with an expensive electric furnace sucking up all this money each winter that I don’t have to spare. I will have the lawyer look in the real estate contract and see easily if we have case at this time I know it’s a heating system, but I would not have bought the house or paid what I did for it at the time if I knew it doesn’t have a gas furnace.

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