I live in an area with really long, chilly, and snowy wintertime seasons. With un-even temperatures down to eighteen below zero, I hide inside the confines of my heated house. The wintertime sometimes lasts up to six straight months! It’s the perfect time to scrub our home from top to bottom though. I clean light fixtures, walls, ceilings, doors, windows, moldings and even shampoo the rug. I then go to launder the bed linens, curtains and tablecloths. Last December, I was up on the ladder in the family room, washing the overhead light, when I started dripping with sweat profusely. I realized that the room temperature was around ten degrees higher up near the ceiling. The heated air from the oil furnace was rising straight up and leaving the area near the floor feeling much colder. This was truly causing much higher thermostat settings, putting a higher strain on the oil furnace, and also leading to higher weekly utility bills. Unsure of how to combat this problem, I did some much needed research online. I ended up reading all about the benefits of standard ceiling fans. There are a wide range of sizes, prices, and styles of ceiling fans you can buy, and I was able to handle the replacement all on my own. As the fan circulates, it pushes the heat back toward the floor, greatly improving comfort and HVAC performance. Since implementing ceiling fans, I’ve been able to lower the thermostat setting by several degrees. The savings on our energy bills should hopefully reclaim the cost of purchasing of the fans within three to four years. In the summertime, I’ll reverse the rotation of the fan blades to push the heated air up and out, thus also reducing the workload of the air conditioning.
My roomie and I pride ourselves on being very thrifty. We’re both creative types; we would rather have more time to make our art and follow our dreams than have lots of money! In consequence, we know how to live on a little and are very responsible with our money. But despite our efforts, Wintertimes are always hard for us. Since the two of us live in the northwest, our Wintertimes can last for more than six months and be entirely severe, with numerous blizzards and long stretches of below freezing temperatures. While there isn’t much that can be done for it, the two of us try to be as frugal with our outdated oil furnace in this house as is possible. This morning was the first time the two of us had to scrape ice off the pickup to drive into town. However for most folks, this means turning on the central heater. For my roommate and I, it’s time to dust off the furnace and get it going. The two of us were entirely careful to buy a little electric furnace that is both safe and efficient. It has an auto shut-off to prevent overheating, is cool to the touch. This model even has a thermostat, so it turns itself off once it reaches the desired temperature. This economical heater is an infrared model, so it warms up the house with non-drying air. This is really nice on our hands! Since it’s still fall, we’ll keep using our area furnace in the kitchen to work on our art. The furnace makes it straight-forward to unplug it and transfer it to bedroom hallway with us at night. We’re waiting until we get a major storm to turn on the oil furnace.
Ever since the start of fall, my girlfriend has observed that the beach house has been a bit frigid. We’re fairly new to it, so both of us figured this was just the house, and shrugged it off. Then after both of us had a free weekend to go over the beach home inside plus out, inspecting weatherstripping plus looking for gaps or cracks that could cause a draft, both of us turned the thermostat up a bit higher plus left it at that. Yet lately, the colder its been getting, the colder our beach house is getting. Reading on the couch one night, curled up with our two dogs, both of us observed in the quiet that the central gas furnace was consistently running. Then for those handful of hours, it never stopped running. What if something was wrong with the heating and air conditioner? The whole beach home is so new, neither of us were concerned with needing a heating and air conditioning inspection in our first year. Finally, both of us had to cave plus give our heating and air conditioner repair provider a call! My girlfriend was starting to get a little worried as time went on, distraught that both of us might be in serious trouble here. On the day the heating and air conditioning supplier arrived, I was close to sweating I was so nervous. My girlfriend sat on the patio with me while both of us had a beer; she held my hand the whole time. Neither of us had room for a new gas furnace in the budget. When the heating and air Conditioning supplier came back upstairs an hour later, he had some fine news plus some excruciating news. The fine news was that both of us had nothing to worry about with our gas furnace–it was still in good shape. The excruciating news was that there were gaps in the ductwork that needed to be resealed. Fortunately, a ductwork sealing is way less money than a major gas furnace repair.
Initially, there was no air conditioning system in the garage of the house my fiance and I bought together. Because we knew we wanted to use the garage as a yoga studio, we found and installed a wonderfully efficient air conditioning system for the window. That air conditioning unit was perfect for the 3 years we had it. My partner and I never had a complaint and there was no spike in our electric billing. The wintertime was even comfortable because the air conditioning unit had a heating component too! Last weekend, we decided to go on holiday and we were gone from Friday evening until late Sunday afternoon. The first thing we noticed when we returned home was the missing air conditioning unit from our garage window. It seriously looked like someone decided to rip it out of the window to pull the theft off. As soon as the shock we felt wore off, we called the cops. Although they told us to contact our homeowner’s insurance company, they assured us they doubted they would catch the thief. My finance decided to give our homeowner’s insurance company a call to our surprise, we got a response in 10 minutes. One of our lovely neighbors saw the thieves carrying the air conditioning unit down the street and was suspicious. Although they laughed while filming it, they did capture the thieves walking down the street with the air conditioning unit. As soon as they heard about the theft, they knew they could help. The video really showed the 2 burglars walking away with our air conditioning unit.
I have always appreciated painting, but when I was a young girl, I covered all of the walls of our kitchen with weird types of paintings! I worked with acrylic, watercolors, and even charcoal, but art was a immense part of our life, and unfortunately, our parents didn’t guess art was a way to earn a great living. I stopped painting and drawing, and eventually received a degree in medical transcription. I forgot about drawing and painting, and settled into the real world. A few years ago, I met a actually great guy. All of us fell in appreciate and got married about six weeks ago, then he presented me with a immense surprise for our anniversary last week. He turned our garage into a painting Studio. All this time, I never realized he was listening to our dreams, the garage was perfectly set up with plenty of room to paint and plenty of room to transfer around! My partner even purchased a brand new easel for me. He insulated the garage door and disconnected the chains. In the corner of the room, was a small media air cleaner machine, however since there are no windows in the garage, the two of us needed a way to ventilate the area. The media air cleaner works actually well, and even when I am painting with spray cans, the fumes are barely present. The media air cleaner eliminates all of the paint fumes, and leaves me with a nice and fresh smelling atmosphere. I’m actually impressed by this thoughtful gift, and I’m going to appreciate having a area of our own. I knew this guy was the perfect man to marry.
I worked at this store near my house, it was a hardware store. The best part about it was the heating and cooling department to my interest. In the heating and cooling department, there this employee that was an Heating, Ventilation and A/C contractor for over a decade of 10 years… The guy knows really everything, plus he’s my go-to guy for any questions I have with my own equipment at home, however just the other day, I was having complications with my home’s A/C, as the air coming from the condenser outside wasn’t even slightly cool. I knew nothing was blocking the circulation, plus as well as I had just refilled the refrigerant for the condenser – there was no reason for it to be acting out! When I talked to my guy at the store, he asked if I used a gauge when I “recharged” the refrigerant line. I constantly figured that the refrigerant instantaneously went through the system and got used, so imagine my surprise when he told myself and my spouse at home that I could’ve overcharged the system! When that happens, he says the compressor will completely freeze over, plus it will take running the furnace for hours on end to melt down the compressor. I wasn’t real nuts about running the heat, however he was right! Slowly, the cool air returned to my house! Lesson l received! This guy was so very smart and taught me a lot about high quality and up to date heating and cooling!
I substituted the natural gas furnace in our house a little over seven years ago. I was forced to buy a new gas furnace when the old 1 rapidly malfunctioned in the middle of a blizzard. The cause of the failure was an excessive buildup of dust and debris within the inner workings. The accumulation of contaminants had congested airflow, leading to longer running times and added wear and tear. The furnace ultimately overheated which caused a crack in the heat exchanger. Because a new heat exchanger costs as much as a whole new gas furnace, I opted for the upgrade of a new furnace. I spent extra for a higher AFUE rating, better safety features and extended manufacturer’s warranty. I also made sure to enroll in a service contract with the Heating as well as Air Conditioning supplier that handled the upgrade. The service program includes annual cleaning and problem shooting of the furnace every year. This repair fulfills the obligations of the manufacturer’s warranty and ensures continued coverage. Plus, the service contract provides priority scheduling, discount on parts and labor, and no added charges for overtime service. I can call on the Heating as well as Air Conditioning supplier at anytime, morning or evening or weekends, and get a licensed serviceman to the house within the hour. They guarantee their work, and offer flat rate pricing. The serviceman wears foot coverings to keep from tracking dirt through the house, and picks up any discarded parts or debris. Through the service plan, I also benefit from a discount when I eventually purchase a new furnace. The proactive annual repair keeps our heating device operating at peak efficiency, capacity and reliability.
I think that the unemployment office must be a terrible place to work. Most of these are run by a local or state government and are regulated by everything they do. The personal aspect of that job must be very difficult as well. Trying to match a person’s skill set with a specific job is, or can be, difficult this day in age. Take for instance someone who has worked in a factory for 20 years that has just been laid off, they have a different skill-set than many of the companies are looking for these days. This is because we live in a world where computers run and many of the jobs that were normally taken up by people. This has led to a significant downsizing of man hours that are needed and safe companies a vast amount of dollars each year. Sometimes you hear on the news that robots and computers are taking jobs, however, if an individual is willing to learn how to operate the pieces of Machinery or repair them they have a significantly better chance of finding employment. There are so many jobs available that require a personal touch but even a auto mechanic that works on newer model cars uses a computer to diagnose the problem and sometimes fix it internally. I imagine the person who works at the employment office and has to explain these changes to individuals feels very bad for them sometimes. They do offer training courses at these offices and I hope that many take advantage of the service. Times are changing and in order to ensure your value to companies you need to be able change with them.
I replaced the natural gas oil furnace in my lake home a little over seven years ago. I was forced to buy a new gas furnace when the old a single abruptly malfunctioned in the middle of a blizzard. The cause of the failure was an excessive buildup of dust plus debris within the inner unquestionably workings. The accumulation of contaminants had blocked airflow, leading to longer running times plus added wear plus tear. The oil furnace ultimately overheated which caused a crack in the heat exchanger. Because a new heat exchanger costs as much as a whole new gas furnace, I opted for the installation of a new oil furnace. I spent extra for a higher AFUE rating, better safety features plus extended manufacturer’s warranty. I also made sure to enroll in a maintenance contract with the Heating plus A/C supplier that handled the installation. The maintenance program includes annual cleaning plus problem shooting of the oil furnace every year. This service fulfills the obligations of the manufacturer’s warranty plus ensures continued coverage. Plus, the maintenance contract provides priority scheduling, discount on parts plus labor, plus no added charges for overtime service. I can call on the Heating plus A/C supplier at anytime, afternoon or night or weekends, plus get a licensed serviceman to the home within the hour. They guarantee their work, plus offer flat rate pricing. The serviceman wears foot coverings to keep from tracking dirt through the house, plus picks up any discarded parts or debris. Through the maintenance plan, I also benefit from a discount when I eventually purchase a new oil furnace. The proactive annual service keeps my heating equipment operating at peak efficiency, capacity plus reliability.
I updated the natural gas gas furnace in my loft a little over multiple years ago. I was forced to buy a new oil furnace when the seasoned one hastily malfunctioned in the middle of a blizzard. The cause of the failure was an excessive buildup of dust and debris within the inner really workings. The accumulation of contaminants had clogged airflow, leading to longer running times and added wear and tear. The gas furnace ultimately overheated which caused a crack in the heat exchanger. Because a new heat exchanger costs as much as a whole new oil furnace, I opted for the upgrade of a new gas furnace. I spent extra for a higher AFUE rating, better safety features and extended manufacturer’s warranty. I also made sure to enroll in a service contract with the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C supplier that handled the upgrade. The service program includes annual cleaning and problem shooting of the gas furnace every year. This repair fulfills the obligations of the manufacturer’s warranty and ensures continued coverage. Plus, the service contract provides priority scheduling, discount on parts and labor, and no added charges for overtime service. I can call on the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C supplier at anytime, day or night or weekends, and get a licensed professional to the house within the hour. They guarantee their work, and offer flat rate pricing. The professional wears foot coverings to keep from tracking dirt through the house, and picks up any discarded parts or debris. Through the service plan, I also benefit from a discount when I eventually purchase a new gas furnace. The proactive annual repair keeps my heating unit operating at peak efficiency, capacity and reliability.