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Month: October 2016 (page 1 of 17)

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There were only a few things that my dad showed me when it came to doing things around the house. They made me clean dishes and take out the trash. They even made me clean up the sticks in the back garden and cut wood. But these were all simple things that didn’t require a lot of knowledge. As I managed to get older, my dad started teaching me about plumbing and various advanced things. I thought it was stupid at the time, but now I kind of love it. He went on to say there are some things that you have to do for yourself. There are also things you must pay to have done. He was dealing with the heating and cooling. He said never try to get out of having to pay for the HVAC tune-ups and always find yourself a go to HVAC technician. This will save you in times when you need them. The HVAC companies love to try and make money off you. But for those who have a friend in the HVAC business, then you will get the best deals and maybe some free help. Your air conditioner and furnace shall be your best friends as the seasons change and get warmer and colder. Since his time, there were different HVAC equipment that became accessible. As he instructed my family has its very own HVAC guy that we always pay a visit to. He told me about HVAC control. We paid to have it installed, and it has been probably the greatest thing ever. We don’t have to spend the money on the air conditioner or even furnace anymore. Each room incorporates a thermostat and we can keep all the rooms cozy. I think dad would be really proud. I have not paid a good dime for plumbing and I have the best HVAC contractor for when I need some serious help.

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Heater tune ups on hikes

One of my beloved activities to do with my pet is to go on a hike, particularly in the fall. I love seeing all of the trees change colors, and there’s something oddly satisfying about walking through fallen twigs and yellow leaves. My pet loves it, too, because she can play around off the leash, and jump over fallen logs and trees. My number one path goes to a small pond, surrounded by high pine trees. My pet runs all around the pond, and jumps in even when I don’t throw a stick. The only problem with fall hikes, however, is that my section can often get frosty. I have to dress truly warm when I go with my pet on a hike, with multiple layers and very warm pants. Even though it’s cold out, my pet is always  jumping in the water, and I’m always concerned about her getting sick! Once the two of us get back into the truck, I have to turn the truck furnace on high so that my pet can sizzling up. I angle all the air vents towards her in the truck, so that her fur can dry off a bit. Once the two of us get home, I turn up the control component a few degrees in the house so that the furnace can kick in and start pumping out sizzling air. I’ll curl up on the bed with a hot cup of tea, and my pet will lie right in front me near the air vents, so she can take in all the sizzling air from the furnace! Thankfully, having a really effective control component and a great furnace means that I don’t even have to worry much about either of us getting a cold, so the two of us can keep taking fall hikes even when it gets frosty!

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Hiking around without HVAC

One of my favorite pastimes with my dog is going on a hike, even in the fall. I really love seeing all of the trees change colors, plus there’s something weirdly satisfying about passing over fallen twigs and red leaves. My dog loves it, too, because she can run around without her leash, and she jumps over fallen logs or trees. My favorite path leads to a large pond, surrounded by pine trees. My dog runs in circles beyond the pond, then she jumps in even when I never throw a stick. The only problem with fall hikes, however, is that the hiking space can often get chilly. I have to dress warmly when I take my dog on a hike, with multiple layers and especially warm pants. Even though it’s cold out, my dog is consistently jumping in the water, and of course I’m always worried about her getting sick! Once the two of us get back into the car, I have to flip the car furnace on high so my dog can get warmed up. I angle all the air vents to her, so her fur can dry off a little. Once both of us get home, I turn up the temperature control five degrees so that the heating system can kick in fast and quickly start throwing out hot air. I’ll curl up on the chair with a tepid cup of tea, and my dog will lie right in front of the air vents, so she is able to soak up all the hot air from the heating system! Thankfully, having a responsive temperature control and also a great heating system means I don’t have to worry too much about either of us getting sick during the cold months, so we can keep going on fall hikes even when it gets much colder!

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Hiking and heating

One of our favorite activities to do with my boyfriend and my pet is to go on a hike together, particularly in the winter. I really love looking at all of the trees change colors, plus there’s something oddly satisfying about walking through fallen twigs and brown leaves. My pet loves it, too, because he can run around off the leash, then go jump over fallen logs plus trees. My favorite path leads to a small pond, surrounded by a bunch of pine trees. My pet runs in circles around the pond, and he jumps in even when I don’t toss a stick. The only problem with winter hikes, though, is that our area can often get freezing. I have to dress warmly when I take our pet on a hike, with multiple layers and moderately warm pants. Even though it’s freezing out, our pet is regularly   jumping in the water, and so I’m regularly worrying about him getting sick! Once we all get back into the car, I have to turn the car furnace on high so that our pet can finally heat up. I angle all the air vents towards him, so that his fur can dry off some. Once all of us get home, I turn up the temperature control a few degrees so that the oil furnace can turn on in quickly and start pumping out warm air. I’ll sit on the couch with a boiling cup of tea, and our pet will lie right in front of the air vents, so he can soak up all the hot air from the oil furnace! Thankfully, having an effective temperature control and also a wonderful oil furnace means that I don’t have to worry too much about any of us getting sick, so we can keep going on cold winter hikes even when it gets freezing!

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Fall hiking and heating

One of my number one activities to do with my pet is to go on a hike, and we love going in the fall. I really enjoy seeing all of the trees change shades, and there’s something strangely satisfying about traipsing through fallen twigs and crunchy yellow leaves. My pet loves it, too, because she can run around without the leash, and jump over fallen logs as well as trees. My usual path leads to a small pond, surrounded by high pine trees. My pet runs in circles around the pond, then she likes to jumps in even when I don’t throw a stick to her. The only issue with fall hikes, though, is that my beloved spot can often get frosty. I have to dress warm when I take my pet on a hike, with many layers and also warm pants. Even though it’s cold out, my pet is always  jumping in the water, so I’m always worried about her getting sick! Once we both get back into the car, I have to turn the car furnace on high so that my pet can warm up. I push all the air vents towards her, so that her fur can dry off a bit. Once we get home, I turn up the thermostat several degrees so that the furnace can kick in and just start pumping out warm air. I’ll sit up on the couch with a nice cup of tea, and my pet will lie right in front of the vents, so she can soak up all the warmth from the furnace! Thankfully, having a working thermostat as well as a fantastic furnace means that I don’t have to worry too often about either of us getting sick, so we both can keep going on fall hikes even when it gets colder!

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Taking Fall Hikes with My Dog

One of my favorite activities to do with my dog is to go on a hike, particularly in the fall. I love seeing all of the trees change colors, and there’s something oddly satisfying about walking through fallen twigs and orange leaves. My dog loves it, too, because she can run around off the leash, and jump over fallen logs and trees. My favorite path leads to a small pond, surrounded by high pine trees. My dog runs in circles around the pond, and jumps in even when I don’t throw a stick. The only problem with fall hikes, though, is that my area can often get chilly. I have to dress really warm when I take my dog on a hike, with multiple layers and warm pants. Even though it’s cold out, my dog is constantly jumping in the water, and I’m always worried about her getting sick! Once we get back into the car, I have to turn the car heater on high so that my dog can warm up. I angle all the air vents towards her, so that her fur can dry off a little. Once we get home, I turn up the thermostat a few degrees so that the furnace can kick in and start pumping out warm air. I’ll curl up on the couch with a hot cup of tea, and my dog will lie right in front of the air vents, so she can soak up all the warm air from the furnace! Thankfully, having a responsive thermostat and a great furnace means that I don’t have to worry too much about either of us getting sick, so we can keep going on fall hikes even when it gets chilly!

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Getting air conditioning for my baby

I fit the stereotype of men who become big pansies when they are sick a lot and unwell. I don’t mean to fit into that stereotype but I can’t help it. I don’t see how others aren’t just as big of pansies when they are sick. There is really nothing pleasant about it & sometimes I think it would be better to kill myself, then unfortunately, I get sick every year from allergies & I have to have very certain conditions for myself to live okay. First off, I have to take sick leave for awhile & be home. I skip being in bed & spend the day on my sofa. I have a blanket for when I am sick & a heating pad. The main thing I need while I am dealing with these allergies is my air conditioning system. I need the air conditioning system to keep the room nice & frosty while I am sick. When the air conditioning system is going strong & the room is cold, I wrap myself up in the sheet & sleep. Without my air conditioning system I would just be lying on the couch, dripping with sweat & in misery. I pretty much went & bought the air conditioner for this very event. I do turn the air conditioning system on when I’m not sick, but I could live without air conditioning system while I was healthy. When I am sick, however, the air conditioning system is usually the thing that makes myself not want to kill myself. Thanks to the air conditioning system, I usually just sleep through the night.

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needing AC at doctors

A short while ago, I really hurt my back again. I was working out and doing some squats, when I realized my spine was experiencing some pretty serious irritation. I never liked going to doctors, so I waited 2-3 weeks just to see if the distress would get any benefit. It didn’t. So, two weeks ago I decided to go and get it looked with. The doctor asked me all sorts of questions and did tons of muscle tests to try and figure out the problem. After a few minutes of being there, I realized how hot that it was in the room. I couldn’t discover if I was just nervously sweating, or if it was actually really stuffy. After some stretching and multiple movements, I really started to work up a sweat. I asked the doctor if she was able to turn down the temperature within the exam room for me, since I was feeling pretty scorching. She said she thought it’s pretty hot too and went to the thermostat and adjusted it a bit. The hospital had zone control with their HVAC! She said that each room in the home had it’s own thermostat because the device was important for each patient’s room to feel comfortable. It really got me convinced that I wanted zone control within our house after that. Although, our HVAC unit is a tad dated so we must purchase a whole new unit, which is unthinkable right now. But, next time we purchase a new HVAC machine, we are definitely getting this zone controlled thermostat!

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Teaching students on heating and air

Being teacher, I am more and more aware that not every student is cut out with regard to college. Most parents expect their own children to graduate from high school, then go to college, then get married and raise a family. That is definitely not realistic for a multitude of kids, however. The graduation rates of universities and colleges are not the best, which is actually proof positive that not everyone is ready or needs to go to college. As a teacher, I often recommend that some students really consider learning a trade within the local vocational and technical school. Many of them do just that. By far, the most popular trade is the HVAC systems program. Officially named Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Concept, the program is meant to teach kids how to be great HVAC service technicians. The mission is to teach the student the idea and the hands-on application of the HVAC industry for them to be employed as HVAC installation specialists, heating and cooling repair technicians, in addition to refrigeration specialists. A lot of students shall see the practical side of things. They hate and they are not good at bouncing hypotheses around. They would rather be hands on and see the fruits of their labor right away and in a way that makes sense. There are many trade options to choose from, such as barbering, massage therapies, digital design, and more. Certainly, though, HVAC systems is the most famous.

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Quality HVAC sold

Recently, I decided to move out of my gated apartment community and into a more “normal” neighborhood. One thing that has taken some getting use to is the amount of families knocking on my door at this point. In my apartment complex, I only must worry about people I knew coming to visit me. Now, I have people coming by about once a week. Sometimes, it is someone seeking to do fundraising or selling vacuum cleaners or other various products. I really do not care to help out the youngsters trying to make money for a cause, but I really have gotten mad at the crazy salesmen. I know that they are just doing their job, but having to turn them down again and again is getting a bit irritating. Recently, I had an HVAC salesman come by who was really pushy! I tried to tell him that I didn’t want a new HVAC system because I already had a really great one. Later, he tried to persuade me that I needed to have my ductwork examined. I told him that I was not in the market for it to be checked because I was sure that it was perfect. Then, he told me that he did not think I knew enough about ductwork to know irrespective of whether it was operating as it should. At this point, I smiled at him very nicely and advised him to leave. Honestly, I had no idea for sure if my ductwork needed maintenance, but I definitely was not going to let a random salesman come into my house to check it! I would much rather decide on an HVAC company on my own.

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