My heating and cooling system is just wonderful. It works quite well in the winter and summer months. But it wasn’t always such a perfect machine, it became one after I started practicing bi-annual upkeep and maintenance on my HVAC system. I learned the benefit of this the hardest way possible. One year, about ten years back, my heating & cooling system utterly shut down on me. I was sitting in my kitchen, enjoying the quiet day, when without warning frigid air began pouring out through the air ductwork and the vents. The air quality went down in an instant. I had to put on a coat, and it was still the dog days of Summer! I called an HVAC technician up to come and inspect my heating & cooling system. The technician arrived in no time at all. She quickly got to work, and soon found one problem after the other. The thermostat had been obsolete for years, the furnace itself was completely dead, the air conditioning unit needed all new coils, the list went on and on. It was a big pain in my butt to say the very least! In the end, the HVAC specialist told me I should replace the heating and cooling system lock stock and barrel, even the ductwork! I agreed, because luckily I could afford it. We scheduled a nearby date to start on the HVAC replacement, and she went over with me the great importance of regular heating & cooling system inspection. She told me that that it was extremely important to have the HVAC system inspected twice every twelve months, if I wanted to make sure and avoid a predicament like the one I now found myself in. One thing is for sure, I won’t ever make that mistake again.
Waiting for someone to call me to the phone is certainly one of my least favorite activities. But unfortunately that’s what I had to do just a couple months ago. I was having some issues with my work issued smartphone, so I needed to schedule a call with the customer service desk. They were very busy, so I was forced to wait for a call back when an operator came available. So, I sat and waited. That was when my heating system turned evil and started to boil me alive slowly. I first noticed an ominous clanking noise within the air ducts and soon felt heat radiating from my furnace vents. This struck me as odd, because I hadn’t come close to the thermostat all day. I went over and fiddled around with the thermostat, but the clanking noise in the heating ducts continued. I went downstairs to look into the heater, but nothing I tried seemed to help the furnace improve my quality of air. I called an HVAC provider. I tried to turn on my air conditioning to cool off the air until the repair woman arrived. The air conditioner made a strange whirring sound, then abruptly died. By this point the air quality was so sweltering I had changed into some shorts and a cotton t shirt. Finally, the HVAC professional arrived and inspected the cooling and heating system. She quickly found an issue involving the inner circuitry of the thermostat. The HVAC contractor made a number of quick adjustments, and the cooling system was almost instantly back in working order. She even took a break from her repairs and gave me a few energy saving tips. The HVAC technician went on her way, the air conditioning system returned to normal, and then the smartphone representative at customer service finally called. Life returned to usual.
I started feeling terrible in early October of last year. I had symptoms including a severe headache, sinus congestion, coughing, and a sore throat. I tried using medicine, taking vitamins, and sleeping more, but nothing worked. I became sick several times throughout the winter. I didn’t manage to feel any better through to the end of Spring. The weather finally warmed up and I opened the windows and let the fresh air circulate through the house. I immediately was rid of all of my symptoms and also had so much more energy. I started to think that my heating system had caused my illness. I contacted a local HVAC contractor to inspect my furnace and perform a much-needed cleaning. He HVAC technician found a great deal of dust buildup and contaminants throughout the inside of the furnace. He said that it was probably introducing bacteria and pollutants all around my breathing air, every moment it operated. Having the furnace professionally cleaned not only made my indoor air quality better, but also restored the heating capacity and energy efficiency of my furnace. The HVAC technician recommended that i have the furnace inspected, rinsed, and adjusted every fall, prior to the heating season, to make sure it is operating in the best possible condition. He also suggested that I install a whole-home humidifier to combat the outcomes of air that is too dry. I did some research and discovered that the symptoms of my condition could have easily been the consequence of insufficient humidity. Regulating moisture levels would greatly help increase the health and comfort of my house, and save me a lot of money with my energy bills.
This company recently transferred me to somewhat of a northern state from a lower state. This was a big surprise I didn’t see coming, but I was pumped up about the change and the promotion involved. As a first timer within an area where snow was present, I was concerned about staying warm. I had never been so far north and the change in climate was a serious concern. My real-estate agent was worth finding out about; she focused on new homes together with the best amenities. We looked for a variety of weeks upon my arrival in the area. It was great fun to explore the brand new neighborhoods and surroundings.
I, in due course, decided on a new building with many amenities. The spot was excellent, the neighborhood excellent. At closing I received a folder with information about the appliances, HVAC, upkeep and extended warranties. The folder also included business cards for several local businesses. Upon reviewing this helpful material, I noted my completely new home had heated floors. Seriously! I thought, that sounds exciting. As winter approached, I contacted our regional HVAC business. I requested a HVAC technician to show me ropes. We southern girls have no clue about snow. The HVAC technician was very helpful. He explained where the central heat was located, gave me suggestions about troubleshooting the furnace and the air conditioner, and tutored me with regard to the heated floors. Soon the snows came down, on the first morning of the first snow I was delighted to position my feet on a toasty warm floor. It was thrilling to exit the shower to my warm floor while the snows outside were freezing. I don’t think I could have lasted that first winter, but for the extra comfort the heated floor surfaces offered.
When I was looking for ways to improve comfort and reduce energy consumption at my house, I ran across a snippet of text discussing overhead ceiling fans. I had not realized that installing some sort of ceiling fan could actually save me money on my heating and cooling expenses. Reading the article, I found that ceiling fans should rotate in the counterclockwise direction, in the summer time. The rotation creates a cool downward air-flow that promotes sweat evaporation. The fan actually makes the room feel 6 to 8 degrees cooler, without reducing the temperature in the room. This allows a higher thermostat setting, by several degrees, which reduces the workload for the air conditioner. Running an overhead fan could, very well, trim down the monthly electric bill by, as much as, forty percent. In the cold weather, fan operation should be reversed to move in a clockwise direction. This redistributes heated air that tends to get trapped close to the ceiling. Although people are often reluctant running a fan during the winter season, low speed circulation of the blades can trim energy use by fifteen percent. Plus, the movement created by the fan helps to combat stuffiness and generate a fresher feeling. By adjusting the thermostat to relieve demand on heating and cooling components, there is reduced wear and tear, and less likelihood of breakdown. After discovering several benefits of installing an overhead ceiling fan, I started contemplating the nearly endless selection obtainable. There is a style of fan to adjust to any sized space or decor, price varies accordingly. In the end, the new fan will improve aesthetics, enhance the comfort and add to the energy savings.
Last month our HVAC system stopping working. We were both at work and when we came home the house was hot and muggy. It is summer and we both agreed that there was no way we would be able to survive the heat for more than a couple of days. The only thing was, we didn’t have much in savings to cover a costly repair. Lucky for us, when the technician came to look at our HVAC unit, he said it was fine, but that we needed a new thermostat. I was surprised when he recommended a programmable version but happy that we didn’t have a huge bill to pay. I wasn’t very thrilled originally, because it was much more expensive than a basic thermostat, but, I have to say that after using it, I’m not upset about the purchase one bit. The new thermostat offers a few interesting features like a larger display pad and easy to read, step by step instructions. It can also be used to set reminders for many things like filter and battery changes. The new thermostat can tell the HVAC system whether it needs to run the heating or cooling systems to maintain a constant temperature in the house. This allow lets us set a temperature and not worry about which system should be running. This thermostat does everything for us. We have only had the new thermostat for a couple weeks, but I am excited to check out what effects it might have on our monthly utility bills. Most of the people that have spoken with about them rave about the monthly savings on the bills.
Not all that long ago my A/C decided that it had a mind of its own, plus it would turn on plus off randomly. I was so worried that this happened in the middle of the extremely steamy summertime. I couldn’t get a Heating plus Air Conditioning corporation out there instantaneously and I was upset that I had to wait a few weeks. When the repairman came out he told me that my A/C component was on its last legs, plus I needed to replace the system because it was going to stop working at any point. I was certainly upset, because I didn’t have the money to do anything about the situation right then. I was going to have to wait, so I started trying to figure out what component I truly wanted to get. I decided to get a cheaper unit, but not a single one of the cheapest units. I also decided to go ahead plus get a smart thermostat. I was certainly rather surprised when I called the Heating plus Air Conditioning supplier to get an estimate plus I then found out that it would legitimately cost more for the installation then the component itself. I went ahead and set up a budget to get the modern system, plus I was so cheerful when I was able to call them up in order to set up a date to replace my units. It took almost a whole day for them to replace the units in my home, however I was so very pleased when I was able to turn on the A/C plus experience the nice cool air. I have made sure to get my system looked at every few weeks since then, as I don’t really want to have to go through that again.
Not too long ago our A/C apparently decided it was going to have a mind of its own, & then it began turning on and off at random times. This happened in the middle of the summer, so I was very upset. Needless to say, I couldn’t really get a Heating, Ventilation, & A/C dealer out there right away. I had to wait a few weeks, and when the repairman came out he told myself and others that our A/C device was basically useless and I needed to replace the thing because it was going to cease function soon. I was honestly upset, because I didn’t have the money to do anything about it right then. I was going to have to wait, so I started trying to figure out what device I wanted to get. I decided to get a cheaper unit, but I didn’t want one of the cheapest units. I also decided to go ahead & get a smart temperature control as well. I was honestly surprised when I called the Heating, Ventilation, & A/C company to get an estimate from then & I found out that it would cost more for the replacement then the device itself. I set up a budget to have the new system purchased and installed, & I was so happy when I was able to call them to set up a date to replace our units, although this took almost a whole afternoon. Regardless, I was so happy when I was able to turn on the A/C & guess the nice cool air. I have made certain to get our new setup inspected every few months since then so that I don’t have to go through any of that again.
Not all too long ago my AC decided that it had a mind of its own, plus would turn on plus off randomly. I was so distraught that this happened in the dead middle of the summertime. I couldn’t get a Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C corporation right to my house as soon as possible, so I had to wait a few weeks. When the repairman came out he told myself and others that our AC component was dying plus I needed to update the system because it was going to quit working soon. I was entirely upset, because I didn’t have the money to enact the repair right then. I was going to have to wait on that, so I started trying to figure out what component I wanted to get. I decided to get a much cheaper unit, but not one of the cheapest units. I also decided to go ahead plus get a brand new smart thermostat as well. I was entirely surprised when I called the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C corporation to hear an estimate plus I found out that it would absolutely cost more to just get the upgrade then the component itself. I set up a budget to get the modern system, plus I just so happened to be so cheerful when I was able to call them to set up a date to update my units. It took nearly a whole afternoon for them to update the units, even though I was so cheerful still when I was able to turn on the AC plus guess the nice cool air. I have made sure to get my new system looked at every few months since then so that I don’t have to go through that sort of nonsense again.
Not that long ago our AC decided that it was going to have a mind of its very own, as well as would turn on as well as off randomly. I was so distraught that this occurred in the middle of the summer season. I couldn’t get an adequate Heating, Ventilation and A/C corporation out there immediately. I had to wait a few weeks for the repair. When the repair technician came out she told myself and others that our AC component was dying as well as I needed to go ahead and substitute the method because it was going to stop finally working soon. I was really upset about this conundrum, mostly because I didn’t have the money to do it right then. I was going to have to wait, so I started seriously trying to figure out what component I wanted to get. I decided to get a cheaper unit, however I didn’t exactly want one of the cheapest units. I also decided to go ahead as well as get a smart thermostat. I was really very surprised when I called the Heating, Ventilation and A/C corporation to get an estimate as well as I discovered that it would absolutely cost more for the replacement then the component itself. I went ahead and set up a budget to get the new system, as well as I was so glad when I was able to call them in order to to set up a date to substitute our units. It took almost a whole day for them to substitute the units, although I was honestly so glad when I was able to turn on the AC as well as think the nice cool air. I have made certain to get the setup looked at every few months since then so that I don’t have to go through anything like that again.