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Month: March 2017 (page 1 of 34)

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I went on a fishing trip last summer up north. I stayed within a cabin out in the woods. The cabin didn’t have air conditioning and it was a little different sleeping during the night time without the hum of an HVAC unit in my ear all night. Actually, it was was kind of nice having the windows open thus could hear the night sounds. When I am home, about the one thing I hear at night may be the air handler to my HVAC system turning on and off and the sound of air rushing in the air ducts in my crawl space. You see, the HVAC system makes what can be termed as “white noise. ” In other words, a sound that is to some degree constant and familiar so you get used to it and it is therefore less disturbing when you are trying to sleep. Without an air conditioner humming away in my cabin, it was a little distracting at first hearing unfamiliar sounds like crickets and frogs during the nighttime. The night sounds are a lot more varied than the sound of air rushing through your air ducts in your house, but I found them somewhat comforting I should confess to you. Of course, you must understand that I’ve got camped out on many occasions with simply a tent for shelter. There’s no air conditioning in the woods, if you are fortunate enough to have an RV. Some of those RV’s are as nice as a house and contain a sophisticated HVAC system that could rival the one you have in your house. I am not sure the way they work exactly, but I imagine they have an air handler, condenser and compressor like everyone else have with your home HVAC system. The one difference is that when something goes wrong you just drive your RV to some sort of dealer and drop it out of!

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We’re interested in the air conditioner

It would appear that I have a bad cold. The problem is I can’t discover a method to get my thermostat adjusted properly to give me some comfort. I go from having chills to being too warm. When I are cold, I adjust the thermostat turning my air up so that I will have more heat. When I am too hot, I adjust it back so I can cool down. My wife is becoming annoyed that I keep fiddling with the HVAC system. So you see, we have a really superior central heating and air conditioning system and I’m able to change the temperature in my house on a dime. It is not like some of the older HVAC systems where you have to wait a long time for the house to warm up when you finally adjust the thermostat. I told my HVAC provider I wanted a system with increased enough SEER rating in order that the temperature would adjust right away if you set the thermostat. My HVAC contractor laughed and said that he could put in a very higher rated HVAC system than recommended for my house, and it would adjust the temperature quicker than the usual lower rated SEER unit. Still, he said it may need replacing quicker since it will turn off and on more frequently. I told him that was OK, as I am more concerned about my comfort than the endurance of my HVAC system. The simple truth is, I am retired and will be moving in just a few years to a smaller house, so I am not overly concerned about how precisely exactly long my HVAC system last.

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We should really fix the HVAC system

Nearly everybody has heard of sleeping symptoms. The first few that one thinks of are disorders like sleepwalking, snoring, and insomnia. Unfortunately, I am afflicted by the latter. Every night when I lay down I think about any and every topic until I’m able to finally fall asleep. It can take hours! It seriously debilitates my ability to work and function the very next day. I feel like a zombie when I don’t get enough sleep. Recently, I read a study about how sleeping in a colder environment will help you fall asleep. I had been under the impression that a warmer temperature makes additional sleepy. So I decided to test it one night. I adjusted the settings on my air conditioner to make the house much colder than it might normally be. That night when that it was time for bed, I climbed beneath the covers almost shivering from the cold. I admit that I really was appreciating my bed more than normal in that moment. I curled up in addition to felt my body heat applying. It was a comforting experiencing, surprisingly. In only an hour I was fast asleep. Next morning I woke up together with promptly reduced the settings concerning my HVAC system. I did not like to get out of my warm area! Adjusting the temperature in my house had helped me to handle my insomnia because I could focus on how comfortable I was in my warm bed as opposed to in the cold air. Who could have guessed that an HVAC system may be the solution to a medical condition?

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The air conditioning works quite well

I am aware of that many girls nowadays like to shop. They could spend endless hours spending quite a bit on clothing and other subjects. However, I am not like most girls. Shopping is actually my least favorite activities. I love to be frugal with my money and save as much as I can, which tends to be difficult when one spends a lot of time window shopping for things they don’t need. Never in my life have I had a pleasurable experience when shopping. For example, one time I was at the mall buying a new skirt for work. When this position was in a office-environment job, I did not possess any professional outfits. I was picking within the racks when I felt a chill down my back. I happened to be in front of an air conditioner vent. Although it was a hot day outside, the store was definitely cold enough already and I saw no need for more cold air. Once I had picked out some choices to try on I made my way to the dressing rooms. As I was getting undressed I felt even chillier due to the large vent right over the fitting room. This HVAC system ended up being excessive. I ended up just leaving the clothes there and giving on shopping. I already hated shopping, so I had no patience for this particular overactive HVAC unit. I’d had enough of the shopping and the air conditioning as well!

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The heater is working perfectly

My loved ones and I unfortunately had to face a house fire about five years ago. Since then, we’ve gotten a completely new layout for our house. My siblings and I don’t need to share one single room anymore, we got to redecorate and acquire all new stuff which has been a blessing, and I even got a space in our basement to do all of my sewing. My mom tutored me to sew, and consequently I’ve made clothes and cushions and book bags. The corner which was given for my sewing machine is very chilly however. There’s some central air in this particular new basement that I’ve had to deal with for years now. We had a rug but we had a flood in our house, and relied on space heaters to dry it. We ripped up the rug but now its concrete that absorbs most of the cold air from our air conditioning. I think the window is where some sort problem is occurring because I always feel a breeze, and the window is directly behind my sewing machine. We still possess some space heaters downstairs that we use but we need a heating system downstairs. The heat rises to the the top of the house, and there’s never a frequent amount of heat while I do my work. Sometimes I have to take breaks to sit in front of the fireplace upstairs because my feet can get pretty cold while on the cold concrete. We’ve spent so much revenue on refurbishing and I don’t want to be selfish but I really need heating system in our basement.

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Ventilation tips

Last weekend my buddy called me up for a ride home in the dead of the night. He had too much to drink to drive himself legally home. Though he only lived about ten minutes away from the bar by automobile, it was super cold outside and he didn’t want to walk, so I decided to pick him up. He brought a tall can of unopened soda inside car with him and I considered to myself, at least it wasn’t alcohol. A few blocks from a bar he opened the can… soda sprayed all over my car, especially across the dashboard and seats. I was so perturbed, but he made it safely home that night. Two days afterwards, as I left for my job, I tried to turn on the heat in my car, although nothing happened. The heater fan never made a sound at all. I adjusted the heating along with the various air conditioning knobs, hoping the heat would eventually begin working even a little, but there was nothing happening. I tried the air conditioning to find if the heater was broke, but the fan for the air conditioning don’t come on either. I was so mad inside my brother, right then and there. The HVAC system in my car never had a singular problem before that soda blew up inside there the other night. I took my car all the way to the dealership and they confirmed everything that I already knew about the damages. Soda had leaked with the ventilation system and down into the car’s HVAC. The technician needed take apart the entire heating system along with all the air conditioning equipment, and clean most of the dried up, sticky soda globs. Once rebuilt, the heating together with air conditioning began blowing great again. My friend got to pay that HVAC service bill!


Energy saving tips-cleaning the HVAC

Have you heard that cleaning your HVAC appliances is one of the most energy efficient things you should do? If you’d like to save energy and reduce your bills, then adjusting the thermostat can help. It never hurts to use less heating or cooling. Also, you can turn off your AC before leaving the house. Closing your shades in the summer can reduce the amount of AC needed. To save energy in the winter, sealing your house will prevent air from leaking, and this is less burdensome for your furnace. But what can you do if you’ve made all of these adjustments? All you have to do now is clean you HVAC equipment. To have an energy efficient HVAC system, you need to keep your appliances in their peak condition. This means cleaning your HVAC equipment every month. Air conditioners can get dirty in a lot of places. Dust clogs up the air filter, and this makes it much less efficient. Moldy cooling coils are terrible for the quality of indoor air. You can even have algae growing on your AC drain, and this ends up flooding the system. But if you clean this equipment, air will flow more easily, improving the quality of your air conditioner. Dust also accumulates in your furnace. Over time, this leads to overheating. Be sure to oil the blower on your central heater, and always keep the fan motor belt lubricated. These changes are small, but they’ll have a big impact on your HVAC appliances. You’ll notice the improvement when your utility bills go down. All it takes is a little bit of cleaning every month.

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Ceiling fans help to move air around

Among the best and easiest methods to lower the total cost on your cooling costs during the summer is to consider the many ways to make your AC’s job be easier. The harder the AC must work, the longer it has to run and the more money it will cost to do so. Keeping as much warm air as possible out of your home might be a good place to start. By keeping your windows, blinds and the curtains closed, you reduce the sun’s chance to warm the air your AC unit is working so diligently to cool. The AC unit is moving air through a system that is spread throughout your home, so it’s also crucial for you to keep the airflow as open as possible. By changing air filters regularly and often, and by ensuring fans are free to move effortlessly, the AC unit is able to circulate the air without obstruction, just as before making it’s work efficient. Cooking food, especially during the hottest times of the day, results in at least one part your household becoming warm and uncomfortable. Your instinct is to move the thermostat down, and the AC unit cools the air to the lower temperature. Unfortunately, the AC is cooling the entire house, not just the kitchen, and working harder to do this. Some experts have recommended less cooking whist in the summer season, or at least cooking during cooler parts of the day, and making use of smaller appliances like the microwave or grilling outdoors. Many homes are equipped with ceiling fans and these can help to cool down a room immediately. Since the fan is basically just moving hot air away from the lower half of the room, it feels cooler and will allow the air conditioning to operate less. In the warmth of the day, turn your ceiling fan on first, and only if the room is still hot, use the AC. By using some or every one of these suggestions, a home might be a little more comfortable, and the AC unit might not need to be used so much.

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Bike riding with air conditioning

Bike riding has always been my passion. It’s important that I ride my bike regularly, so I ride around the neighborhood for at least an hour each day. This habit started in college, when I’d ride my bike to class, to work and then home. Now that I’m older, I still ride it to work, and even the grocery store. This has helped me save money over the years, and it keeps me in shape. I do this so often that I had to buy an advanced bike. It was somewhat expensive, but it has a variety of gears, and a couple of storage compartments for groceries, work materials, and water bottles. It came with a ton of reflectors, so I can ride at night without worrying about oncoming traffic. The only thing this bike doesn’t have is air conditioning. If it did, I could ride my bike for five hours a day and never be bored or uncomfortable. With music and a wonderful view, the lack of AC is the only reason I don’t ride my bike for longer periods of time. Unfortunately, I get so sweaty that I can’t ride my bike for as long as I’d like. My neighborhood gets so hot in the summer, that I rarely have the chance to ride my bike in the middle of the day. The temperature can be as hot as 100 degrees, so I wish there were a portable air conditioner to place on my bike. I’m sure someone in the future will come up with a way to provide air conditioning on the go. This would need to be a small, yet powerful HVAC device. It would fit on your bike like a reflector, giving you air conditioning wherever you go.

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I’m happy about my heating equipment

I have this great new office job that incorporates a whole lot of company benefits. I never have to bother with paying for my morning java, I get to work out within the executive gym and get paid while exercising, and I have my own personal refrigerator inside my office. My wife doesn’t love all the steady traveling I do, but I try to keep it to at the very least four trips per year. Recently, our company decided to throw a weekend retreat over the winter season. It was suppose to become a wonderful weekend of skiing and snowboarding and team building events and exercises. The only thing that wound up happening on that trip ended up being frostbite. We arrived late on a Friday  and our rooms weren’t available. I know the company had at a minimum fifty rooms, so I don’t appreciate how they were unprepared. Half of our employees were on the second floor, and the other half our team was on the fourth floor. It wasn’t a great setup, but we tried to help make the best of the circumstances. The problems got really bad when the entire fourth floor lost all their heat. All of the rooms are run by separate thermostats, but the entire floor is connected to at least one main HVAC system. Around six o’clock at dawn, the office starting receiving calls concerning heating problems. By ten in the morning, we were all very mad and we still had simply no heating system. The outside temperatures were within the mid forties, and we were all cold without any heat. The whole vacation became a nightmare, because the main heating system broke completely down. They refunded our rooms by the evening, but the entire daytime was ruined, because no one could sleep.

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