I love having a portable A/C unit

Over the past few months, there have been a ton of changes to my everyday life. I completely changed careers and left my family and friends to start a new life in a new state. It’s been a huge adjustment, but I have really enjoyed it so far. Exploring a new city and a new geographical area is really exciting. Being in a new state means that I have a completely new climate to deal with, and that has probably been the most difficult adjustment to make. I don’t think that I have ever felt quite so much heat and humidity! Installing an air conditioner into my apartment would make a world of difference. Without air conditioning, the entire apartment feels like one big oven, and I am always sweaty and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, moving took a lot out of my savings, and until I start making a steady paycheck again, I don’t want to spend too much money. I have been trying to find an affordable air conditioning unit, and thankfully, there seem to be a ton of different models available. I thought about researching a local HVAC company to purchase an air conditioner, but as it turns out, it’s really easy to just buy one online! There are many affordable types of air conditioners, but I think that I’ll get a small one that I can fit into my window. It might not be able to provide cool air for the entire apartment, but at the very least, I will be able to sleep better at night with a little bit of air conditioning!   

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I’m having some issues with the furnace

Living in a section of the US which experiences very cold and brutal Winters, I turn our furnace on as soon as the weather starts to cool down, just to see if it’s ready for the Winter. This past fall our furnace test did not go very well, as it wouldn’t start for me. I was very nervous because the next week the news was calling for below zero temperatures. I immediately called our HVAC provider to have them send over an HVAC serviceman to inspect our malfunctioning furnace. The heating professional showed up the next day, ready to diagnose our furnace complications. It turns out there was nothing seriously wrong with our furnace at all. My thermostat wasn’t working anymore, because it was old and he suggested I replace it. The tech installed our new thermostat and sure enough, heat immediately started to fill our home. He also changed our furnace filter for me and suggested I change it often to prevent any further complications that Winter. I would suggest to all of our homeowners friends they have their HVAC checked every fall before the Winter arrives. I’m so glad I checked our furnace when I did, I would not have wanted to wait until the last minute just to discover our furnace wasn’t turning on. I also set an appointment for the Spring so the Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman can inspect our air conditioning before the warm season. Luckily, I have a knowledgeable HVAC provider who got our problem fixed very quickly. HVAC service is an important measure to ensure your home is safe, efficient, and comfortable throughout the year.

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Heating equipment in the winter

Since I live in a section of the country which experiences truly cold and brutal Winter seasons, I turn my gas furnace when the weather starts to cool down, to see if it’s ready for the Winter season. This past fall, my gas furnace test did not go well, as it wouldn’t start up for me. I was very upset because the next week the news was already calling for below zero temperatures. I instantly called my HVAC provider to see if they could send over an HVAC tech to inspect my malfunctioning gas furnace. The heating tech showed up the next day ready to diagnose my gas furnace troubles. It turned out there was nothing seriously wrong with my gas furnace at all. My thermostat wasn’t working as it should, because it was too old, and he urged me to replace it. The heating serviceman installed my new thermostat and sure enough, the heat started to fill my home. He also changed my gas furnace filter for me and suggested I change it to prevent any further troubles that Winter season. I would recommend to all of my homeowner friends to have their Heating and A/C inspected every fall before the Winter season arrives. I’m glad I checked my gas furnace when I did. I would hate to wait until the last minute, only to discover my gas furnace wasn’t turning on. I also set up an appointment for the Spring so the HVAC tech can inspect my AC before summertime. Luckily, I have a good HVAC provider who got my problem fixed swiftly. HVAC service is very important maintenance to ensure your house is safe, efficient and comfortable throughout the year.

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Gas heating products and winter weather

Because I Live in an region which experiences genuinely cold and brutal Winters, I turn my heating system on as soon as the weather starts to cool down to see if it’s ready for the cold. This past fall, my heating system test did not go very well, it wouldn’t start for me, and I was upset because the following week the news was calling for snow and low temperatures. I immediately called my HVAC provider to see if they could send over an HVAC tech to inspect my malfunctioning heating system. The heating professional showed up the next day ready to diagnose my heating system issue. It turned out there was nothing seriously wrong with my heating system after all. My thermostat wasn’t finally working correctly, as it was old and he recommended I replace it. The heating tech installed my new thermostat and sure enough heat started to fill my house. He also changed my furnace filter for me and recommended I change it regularly to prevent any further issues that Winter. I would strongly suggest to all of my homeowner friends to have their HVAC checked every fall before the Winter arrives. I’m glad I took care of my heating system when I did, I would not want to wait until the last minute, and then discover my heating system wouldn’t turn on. I also scheduled an appointment for the Spring so the HVAC tech can inspect my air conditioner before Summer. Luckily, I have a great HVAC provider who got my problem fixed very quickly. HVAC repair is an important home service to ensure your house is safe, efficient and comfortable throughout the year.

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Trying to fix my heater

Because I live in an area which experiences very cold, brutal winters, I turn on my gas furnace as soon as the weather starts to cool down, just to see if it’s ready for the cold weather. This past fall, my gas furnace test did not go very well, as it wouldn’t start for me. I was worried because the next month the news was calling for snow and freezing temperatures. I instantaneously called my HVAC provider to see if they could send over a Heating and A/C serviceman to inspect my malfunctioning gas furnace. The heating tech showed up the next day, ready to diagnose my gas furnace problems. It turns out there was nothing seriously wrong with my gas furnace at all. My thermostat wasn’t working regularly, as it was old, and he suggested I upgrade it. The heating serviceman installed my new thermostat and sure enough, heat started to fill my home. He also changed my gas furnace filter for me and suggested I change it regularly to prevent any further problems for the winter. I would suggest to all of my homeowner friends they have their Heating and A/C checked every fall before the Winter arrives. I’m glad I checked my gas furnace when I did, as I would not want to wait until the last minute to discover my gas furnace wasn’t turning on. I also set an appointment for the Spring so the HVAC serviceman can inspect my air conditioner before Summer. I am so glad I have a good HVAC provider who got my problem fixed so quickly. Heating and A/C service is an crucial task to ensure your home is safe, efficient and comfortable throughout the year.

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Furnace problems right before winter

Living in an area that experiences very cold, brittle winters, I turn my furnace on as soon as the weather starts to cool down to see if it’s ready for the winter. This past fall my furnace test did not go very well, it wouldn’t start up on me, I was worried because the next week the news was calling for snow. I immediately called my HVAC provider to see if they could send over a HVAC technician to inspect my malfunctioning furnace. The heating professional showed up the next day ready to diagnose my furnace issues. It turns out there was nothing seriously wrong with my furnace at all. My thermostat wasn’t working properly, it was old and he suggested I replace it. The heating serviceman installed my new furnace and sure enough heat started to fill my home. He also changed my furnace filter for me and suggested I change it regularly to prevent any further issues that winter. I would recommend to all of my homeowners friends that you have your HVAC inspected every fall before the winter arrives. I’m glad I checked my furnace when I did, I would hate to wait until the last minute and then discover my furnace wasn’t turning on. I also scheduled an appointment for the spring so the HVAC technician can inspect my A/C before summer. Luckily I have a great HVAC provider that got my problem fixed quickly. HVAC maintenance is an important chore to ensure your home is safe, efficient and comfortable throughout the year.

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Energy efficiency

The old saying goes that curiosity killed this cat but, when considering installing a ductless mini-split system at my home, I wanted to be as informed as possible before making such a big decision. I was curious about all the aspects of this type of HVAC system, including if a outdoor unit required shelter. Living in the midwest, we experience everything from hot summers to cold winters, along with heavy rain, wind and snow. The way my house sits I am required to install the outside unit on the north side of my house. Being rather handy, I constructed a shelter out of wood pallets. I’ve had these pallets stored behind my shed for years, with the thought that someday some may come in handy. That time has finally come along and the pallets have definitely come in handy. Pinterest is good for so many things!  So, along with my shelter made from pallets and mounting the compressor unit on blocks to get adequate air circulation, I have also come up with creative ways to keep the area clear of debris. I am ready for summer! I’ve got multiple units installed in each of the main floor rooms of the house, which allows me to  control each room separately which can save money. The system works very much like a regular HVAC system except for no ductwork. The refrigerant is cooled by being pumped through copper lines in the outdoor compressor; the fan inside circulates cool air into a room. It’s well known that heat rises, so the cooler, heavier air falls. One of the best things I have done is have this installed. I am glad to have a ductless mini-split system at my home. Not only does it supply consistent air temperatures but a cleaner indoor air quality too, it operates quietly and is extremely energy efficient. 

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Installing the air conditioner

Have you ever visited an older friend at one of those senior housing places?  I have a friend that is in her late 60’s that lives in a place that was once owned by a friend of hers.  The building is very old and for the most part everything is good. The building was sold to the town after her friend passed. The buildings are maintained by a property manager and they are reluctant to do any major repairs. Many upgrades need to be made including the HVAC system. No matter how much my friend runs the air conditioning the temperature is still stifling. She is afraid to say anything because her rent is so reasonable.  Her electric bill, on the other hand, has been at least $300 dollars every month during the summer, and she pays it. Clearly, the AC unit has to be replaced, but she said that they will not incur the expense of a new air conditioning unit being installed. She decided to take it upon herself to get two different estimates from HVAC providers in our area, both offered the same suggestions: repair is useless and replacement is not really an option but a necessity.  I love my friend and want her to be comfortable and healthy.  I am afraid she will have to move if the situation does not improve.  Her condo is not a healthy environment. In addition to health concerns, her normal easy going personality has been replaced by a temperamental and tired personality.  I did hear one of the other tenants saying that a representative had stopped to look into the various complaints.  I hope that they fix the problem soon.

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I have enjoyed this fireplace

Several years ago we had a gas powered fireplace installed by our local HVAC dealer.  We were lucky enough to find a company that did both furnaces and fireplaces. I realized one night that is to not a good idea to sleep in front of a fireplace in a head to toe pajamas. I usually get cold during the night which makes it hard to sleep. So, I decided to sleep by the fireplace all bundled up to keep warm. I as shocked by how warm I ended up being. Sleeping by the fireplace can be quite a good idea however, not when wearing so many clothes. I started to sweat. I also had the heat from the furnace so the house was very warm. So I was wrapped in really warm clothes, sleeping by a fireplace with the furnace still running. The amount of heat which felt that night was killer. I had never been that warm while sleeping. I would sleep by the fireplace again because it does provide great heat. I like to use it at night because it gives the house a cozy feel and helps save money on my electric bill. It actually makes the house more comfortable for sleeping. If your home does not have this, I really recommend it.  If you are looking to install one, just call up your local HVAC business and they may be able to help.  If they do not install them, they may partner with another local company that does. I had mine installed by my HVAC dealer and I watched my energy costs go down. I still use my furnace as I need it to heat other areas of my home. The fireplace in the living room is not enough for the complete house at this point.

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Turning off the HVAC products

I have a very spoiled dog.  She has more toys that some toddlers. Her absolute favorite toy is one that makes several different noises.  I am not sure why that is her favorite toy but I still find that she loves it and will choose it over all her others to play with. One evening I was sitting at the table enjoying my dinner when I thought I heard her toy.  It makes fairly weird noises so I assumed that she was on the floor playing with it.  I looked down and the toy was there, but my dog was not. The noise seemed more distant as I listened.  I stopped eating and heard the noise again. I tried to walk around to see where I thought it was coming from. Then, I realized it was coming from behind the wall. I listened for awhile because I thought it was an animal. It turned out that it was my air ducts making those noises. I knew that because it was the one thing behind the wall that could be making noise. There didn’t seem to be a way for an animal to get between the two walls.  I immediately looked up the number for my HVAC dealer. They asked me to turn off the HVAC system. Leaving it on could result in more damage. I turned it off and made an appointment for the following morning. They were great about scheduling it so quickly. It was late in the fall so the house would be cold that night.  I decided that bundling up was better than damaging the system further.  That would only lead to more expenses.  Once the arrived the next day it was fixed in no time.  I am happy that the only noise I hear now is my little dog and her toys.

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