Setting the thermostat on your air conditioning

Venturing out to eat at new places is probably my favorite pastime. Actually, whenever my boyfriend go out that is what we do for fun. We both love to go out and try new things. It is just so nice to try new food and not have to make it all yourself. I love to be in a position to order whatever I feel that I am in the mood for. I also do not do the dishes which is a plus. I do not go out to eat all of the time though since I know it is not the healthiest or cheapest option. The best meals are home cooked but that can take a lot of time and effort. Last week my boyfriend and I visited this new restaurant uptown. It was not a fancy place nevertheless it was not a super casual place either. We walked in and were pleasantly surprised. It had been hot outside so the air conditioning was nice. We were there for a long time though waiting for a table. There were tons of people so service was taking forever. It was fine until we were there so long we became cold from the air on blast. We were drinking cold drinks and the air conditioning was cranked all the way up. Our bodies had adjusted nonetheless it was too cold. We suggested to the waitress that they turn the AC down a bit but they would not budge. She said there was nothing they are able to do because people were truly very warm from being outdoors. I started to get a bit mad because it was at first a good experience at this new place and now it was starting to go bad. Next time we come here, we will just come when it is a lot less busy. The A/C will maybe turned down then too.HVAC service

A space heater can be really nice

A mission trip to another country is something my parents and I do one time per year. My parents are both medical doctors so they travel to help sick orphans and give them all check-ups to anyone who needs one. I join them every year on their trip given that they know how much I enjoy helping out and playing with all the cute little kids. Going to a new country, especially a poor one for the first time is very life changing. The experience is amazing plus it makes you realize how lucky you are have a roof over your head and food to eat on a daily basis. We bring the kids gifts every single year. We always bring a whole bunch of food and water which people in our town donated to us during the year. We bring new shoes or boots, clothes and toiletries to the orphanages at the same time. Giving these things to the needy kids is awesome. Just seeing the looks on the faces and how excited they get is the best feeling knowing you’re doing a good deed. This year, we decided to bring even more. We brought tons of small heaters for the orphanages. Where these orphans stay, it gets chilly at night. We decided to buy little space heaters to keep the children warm when asleep. We also managed to raise enough money to pay for two years worth of electricity bills. These little heaters won’t cost much anyway, but anything we can easily do to help we make sure to accomplish it. When the little children saw the heaters, they had no clue how they worked. Following showing them, they tuned them on and loved them.temperature control

What a commercial HVAC unit looks like

I’m not really knowledgeable about my HVAC unit, or how you can properly maintain them, and everything else that goes along with it. Luckily for me, I have a brother in law who works in the HVAC maintenance industry. I have a pretty bad memory too, consequently even the routine of maintaining my HVAC system. For example the basic things that need to be done to an HVAC unit, including replacing the air filters, wouldn’t always get done in time if it weren’t for my brother in law. He comes into my house every few 2 or 3 months, and while I have him over here for dinner, sometimes I have him look at my units to be sure they’re running okay and to remind me to watch the filters. I’m a pretty frugal person likewise, so I wouldn’t exactly enjoy paying anyone to routinely check on my units. Why would I do that if I have a technician in my family? In exchange for his HVAC solutions and work, I do little favors for him too, such as mowing his lawn along with other general upkeep tasks. Recently he’s told me that at his work, he’s working on these giant commercial air conditioners in addition to heaters, so when he lab tests out my small residential HVAC system, it’s pretty easy for him to go to the bottom of it right away, and he doesn’t mind by any means. My brother in law told me about the ACs at work that require a stack of brand new air filters almost every month that he has to change. So when he reminds me to alter my one measly filter, it’s nothing to him, it’s so simple for him. I’m glad that I have him as a brother in law to help me with my HVAC needs.duct repair

Preparing your heater for winter

Autumn is often a time for many pre-winter activities: putting away lawn furniture, draining the pool, and checking the function of your heating system. Last year I experienced entering the cold winter without feeling the warmth of a furnace or heating system, this is a scenario no person would would want to experience, especially if they lived in a dreadfully cold climate. The indoors were nearly as freezing than the outdoor weather. We were wearing our winter clothes inside of the home just about all times. It got way too cold for me during the night time, and I could hardly sleep at times. We would constantly have tea, coffee, along with hot drinks brewing so we could keep warm. A large amount of my time was spent within my room, bundled in my blankets and bed as a result of how terribly cold it had gotten. Luckily we only experienced this for about three days. My parents have realized that it is incredibly important to perform maintenance and any necessary repairs to your heating system during the fall. When these things are done through the fall season, it ensures that you will not have any problems throughout the winter and won’t be stuck freezing during the nights. The last thing you want is to be always wearing several layers of clothes along with scarves, hats, and mittens throughout the cold days even in your own home. It is such a pain and not to mention there’s regret that the HVAC checkups were not completed during a prime time where heating was necessary.

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How A/C can save a vacation

My husband and I are planning a trip to the southern region of the earth this November. Where we dwell, the weather turns cold by the end of November. We sometimes start up the heating unit in October. We now have large amounts of snow paired with low temperatures on both Halloween and Easter. sal, scrapers and shovels are important to living here. By the end of summer, my husband and I are both concentrating on every possible way of tightening up the house. We make it our priority to prevent any heat from escaping our house, and to keep any outside air from sneaking in. No matter how we tighten up the house, our bills cost us a lot of money every hour. Our heater runs all day and night. The cold weather makes us absolutely miserable. I hate being trapped in our house for months on end. I hate the heated that air dries out my skin, frizzes my hair, and also causes static cling. I am so very excited to get free from here for a week in November. My husband and I are renting a house on the beach with a pool and an air conditioner. Our three friends will be joining us and I hope it is so excruciatingly hot that we need to run the air conditioner nonstop for the complete week. I hope we need to purchase thousands of bottles of sunblock. I would like to divide my time between the swimming pool, beach, and this air-conditioned dream house. I should not need to go out to dinner, purchasing anything, or go to the movies.air conditoining service

Dual fuel heat pump

Have you ever heard of a dual fuel heating unit? I am considering upgrading my furnace to some dual fuel system that conserves money for my energy bills. My furnace is fairly new also it does a good job keeping my house toasty and warm. I was considering adding a cooling system for the summer as well, but I was really interested in the amount I’m spending every 4 weeks on temperature control. For any dual fuel system, I would purchase an electric heat pump to increase my current furnace’s efficiency. The heat pump would serve as an air conditioner in the summer. If the weather turns colder, I would switch heat pump over to the heat setting. It would handle the heating needs of my home until the temperature drops. A heat pump works by finding ambient heat from the outside air and pumping that inside. Once the outside temperatures dips below freezing, there’s not enough ambient air. At that stage, the system automatically switches over to the furnace. My furnace is designed for the really tough weather, and of course to keep us warm. The advantage of switching back and forth is energy savings. A heat pump is quite efficient and costs very little to run. It works much like a refrigerator and requires only small amounts of electricity. It is also a quite clean and safe way of air conditioning. A dual fuel system is an infinitely more cost-effective way of heating than with a furnace alone. I am very excited to get year-round comfort and save money every month on my bill.

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I guess we should turn the heater on

I think we are getting our last good day of the season. I have been saying this for a long time now. Last year in November there was snow all over the roads and there was a huge storm. This year I ran outside and walked barefoot in my lawn. Last November was so bad that I had a lot of days off from work. This season I have jumped on my trampoline and mowed my lawn in a swim suit. We have had a excellent autumn and a very nice winter season. Today is beautiful out and we think we can move just about all the lawn furniture inside. All my potted plants can come into my home and I most certainly will cover my pool. I love that I have not needed to employ my gas furnace yet. The furnace can be a good heating system and could warm my home quite well. I have not had the time to schedule HVAC maintenance however. Between Christmas shopping and work I will not have any free time. I need to call my HVAC technician shortly however. The weather this upcoming week looks like will probably be cold. I will want my HVAC professional to clean out my furnace. He can check for rust, debris and corrosion in my system. I additionally really need to get the filters replaced, the blower oiled plus the heat exchanger checked for fractures. After some maintenance, I am able to use my heating system. I have been taking a very dangerous risk by not changing any filters. I have not needed my furnace and so i have ignored it; praying the weather doesn’t change to fast. I do not want to end up having a dirty furnace and snow on my lawn though.

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Making sure your HVAC system is performing right

Last weekend, my girlfriend and I went on a special date at a local Italian place.  We had never tried the place before.  We had heard lots of great recommendations. The weather outside was really super mild.  That was odd for December.  I wore short sleeves and no jacket. We sat down at a little table, and got made it through half a glass of beer before we got terribly cold. The cool air chilled my bare arms. I began to wish I would have worn my winter jacket. I the middle of December, I really should have thought to bring it. My girlfriend gave me her jacket, but it didn’t fit.  The temperature in the restaurant was like an igloo. It felt like they had turned on the cooling system, even though it was the middle of December.  It wasn’t that warm outside. When girlfriend and I asked the waitress why the place was so chilly, she said the manager had turned the air conditioning on because the kitchen had heated up earlier during the night. She wrote down our dinner orders and said she’d do something about the freezing temperatures. A couple in the booth close to us thanked me for complaining.  They were also shivering, and not  happy about the air conditioning. When the waitress came back to our table, she offered us free appetizers and apologized about the subzero temperature. She’d asked manager to activate the heating system, and shut down the air conditioning system. Although we enjoyed our meal, and appreciate the free appetizers, it wasn’t enough to convince me to forget the discomfort of the restaurant. We decided we won’t go back there for another dinner.

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HVAC systems

One time, my brother and I decided to head down south to a warmer climate for a week in the winter. I couldn’t believe how hot and humid it was. When my brother and I finally got there, we was ecstatic to pull into the parking lot of a hotel with working air conditioning — something we truly needed following that  long drive in that stuffy car. The air conditioning help my tired, overheated body as soon as we stepped into the lobby. The room my brother and I ended up in on the tenth floor was not pleasant. The HVAC unit in the hotel room was screeching and grinding.  It smelled bad.  The room was really hot.  I immediately started to sweat.  So I  called and complained to the hotel staff.  They immediately got an HVAC technician sent up to our room to see what was causing the problem with the air conditioning unit. My brother and I went to relax by the pool outside.  The hotel staff found us there, and told us that the HVAC unit had kicked on in heating mode.  When we cranked it to high speed, it provided even more heat into a hot and humid environment.  The weird noise was because of a faulty fan motor that the technician replaced. We thanked the hotel staff.  We were so happy that they had repaired the air conditioning unit.  We just wanted to sleep in a nice cold room that night. The way the hotel’s  staff handled the repair of HVAC system in our room makes me want to stay there again.  My brother and I will take another relaxing vacation down south.  We both enjoyed the warm weather and the ability to escape into the air conditioning in the hotel room!

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Trying to keep myself warm

The holiday season is finally here. Little children are about thinking about what Santa can give them as presents. Parents are quickly shopping for last minute gifts in addition to decorating their house for all holiday parties they’re having. Also, churches and other religious centers are prepared for a Christmas and Christmas Eve event celebration that brings church goers via near and far together. My family and I are certainly not very religious, but my mom insists that we go to church on Christmas Eve for midnight mass because that is what it is about. This is her favorite activity and I always go with her. I do not sign up for church normally, but only for special occasions like Christmas and Easter. This past calendar year, it was unseasonably cold outside over the Christmas season – which is rare since it is always so cold at my parent’s house at all times during the winter. I was excited to visit church that evening because I knew it could be cozy warm since they needed to create an inviting atmosphere there. When we arrived and found our seats, I realized it was getting a little colder in the church. I thought they had turned the heat off because they were expecting a big crowd, but as the service went on I noticed that I could vividly see the preachers breath from the front. He then made an announcement saying the furnace had broken in a service earlier in the day, so we should make due until the HVAC professionals came. I could see that everyone put a tad bit more money in the offering basket to help offset the price of the emergency Christmas Eve HVAC appointment.
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