The Utility Bill War is On

An LED bulb has a top end temp of around 87 degrees.

Our midsummer electric bill arrived the other day. It was not pretty. The thing was so bad that I have devised a frontal assault on slashing that bill significantly. My wife and kids point and laugh at me but I am all about the HVAC energy savings. I harp on them to pay attention to keeping doors shut and be mindful of the thermostat settings. However, I just took it a step further. My first shot was installing the smart thermostat. I love this thing. And it even integrates with our automatic blinds that I can never get programmed correctly. There is an app on my phone but I rarely remember to do anything with it during the work day. They might get lowered 30 percent of the time. That is not good enough. With the smart thermostat, it communicates with the blinds to close as the direct sun travels through the day. I’m also buying some solar screens for our floor to ceiling windows. This film is awesome and easy to apply. The solar film is capable of blocking 90 percent of ambient heating from sunlight. Another weapon I’m deploying is new light bulbs. While my family insists they love the incandescent bulb and all the cozy glow, they are still so gone. An incandescent bulb can reach temps of 335 degrees. An LED bulb has a top end temp of around 87 degrees. Yep, I am leading the charge on the war for a smaller utility bill. Just doing the things I’ve listed will provide a significant savings. I’m even thinking I may save somewhere north of 15 percent on the monthly utility bill.

a/c worker

What to do with our bunker’s HVAC

The end of the world as we see it is coming sooner than we are ready for. I am not sure how it is going to come to a close, despite the fact that I suppose with all my heart that something is on the way soon. Maybe the aliens will come as well as attack our planet, causing us to have to live low and hide. There could be a chance that zombies will attack, and we will have to spend the rest of our days surviving as well as killing. Maybe we will slowly kill our environment as well as make it unsafe. Either way, we need to be prepared for hardship, as well as one of those ways is by not relying on our Heating and A/C equipment. I have no stress when it comes to Heating and A/C equipment, however regularly temperature control has hindered my skills to handle hardship. Our forefathers used to build fires for warmth, but they would hike through jungles as well as up mountains separate from any help from an a/c. Those men were manly as well as tough, as well as they didn’t need an a/c to make them operate in that manner. The overall warmth was seen as a means of survival, not as a means to make you comfortable; However, I won’t tell people to stop using their Heating and A/C equipment. The less strong people in the world increase my occasions of survival in a very sketchy situation. If you can’t live separate from a/c as well as a furnace, you simply won’t last entirely long in a serious environment. Go ahead! Sit back and change up your temperature control as well as ignore all of my advice. I will be preparing for whatever is coming; And I will do so by refraining from using any Heating and A/C device in my basement!

 

Cooling technician

The climate change is rough

The end of the world as the two of us think it is coming sooner than any of us can imagine.

  • I am not one hundred percent sure how it is going to end, but I think with all our hearts that something is coming! Maybe the aliens will come plus attack our planet, causing us to have to live low and do whatever to get by..

I also can’t rule out that zombies will attack, plus the two of us will have to spend our time surviving and finding food. Maybe we will slowly kill our environment plus make it unsafe, then either way, the two of us need to be prepared for hardship, plus 1 of those ways is by not relying only on our Heating & A/C equipment. I have no complication with Heating & A/C equipment, but constantly temperature control has stopped our chances to handle hardship, and our forefathers used to build fires for warmth. They would hike through jungles plus up mountains without any help from a cooling system. Those men and women were genius as well as tough, and they didn’t need a cooling system to make them that way. The warmth was seen as a means of survival, not as a means to make you comfortable. With that being said, I will not tell people to stop using their Heating & A/C equipment. The weaker people in the world increase our chances of survival in a dangerous situation. If you can’t live without a/c and a gas furnace, you actually won’t last absolutely long in an extreme environment, but you can try! Lay down and adjust your temperature control plus ignore all of our advice. I will be getting ready for almost whatever is coming, then and I will do so by refraining from using any Heating & A/C equipment in the bunker!

 

 

Programmable thermostat

Not a good climate control area

The end of the world we know it is coming sooner than the two of us think, then I am not sure how it is going to end, but I believe with all our hearts that something is coming.

Maybe the gods will come down to earth and attack the planet, causing us to have to live like wild people. Maybe zombies will attack, plus the two of us will have to spend our time surviving and killing. Maybe the two of us will slowly kill our environment and make it unsafe, then either way, the two of us need to be prepared for hardship, and one of those ways is by not only depending on the Heating & A/C equipment. I have no problem with Heating & A/C equipment, however constantly temperature control has hindered our ability to be able to face hardship. All of our forefathers used to build fires for warmth. They would make their way through jungles plus up mountains without any help from an air conditioner. Those men were manly plus tough, plus they didn’t need an air conditioner to make them that way. The warmth was seen as a way to stay alive, not as a means to make you feel super relaxed. However I won’t tell people to stop using their Heating & A/C equipment. The smaller people in the world increases our options of survival in a dangerous situation. If you are not able to live without air conditioner plus a gas furnace, you genuinely won’t last certainly long in a serious environment, however go ahead! Sit back and switch around your thermostat plus ignore all of our advice. I will be preparing for whatever is coming. And I will do so by refraining from using any Heating & A/C unit in my awesome bunker!

thermostat

Not realistic for this hardship

The end of the world as all of us assume it is coming sooner than all of us can even imagine.

I am not one hundred percent sure as to how it is going to end, but I have a strong feeling that with all my heart that something is coming.

I think the aliens will come & attack our planet, causing us to have to live low & hide. Perhaps zombies will attack, and all of us will have to spend our time surviving and making food.. Perhaps we will slowly kill the environment & make it unsafe, but either way, all of us need to be prepared for hardship, & one of those ways is by not relying on our Heating & A/C equipment. I have zero problems with Heating & A/C equipment, however constantly temperature control has killed off the ability to handle hardship! Our forefathers used to build fires for warmth. They would walk directly through jungles & up mountains without any help from an air conditioner. Those women were manly & tough, & they didn’t need an air conditioner to make them that way. The warmth was seen as a means of survival, not as a means to make you comfortable, however, I won’t tell people to call it a quit when using their Heating & A/C equipment. The weaker that people in the world increases our chances of survival in a terrible situation. If you can’t live without air conditioner & furnace, you entirely won’t last a very long time in an extreme environment! Go ahead! Sit back & adjust your temperature control and just ignore all of our advice. I will be preparing for whatever is coming up next. I will do so by refraining from using any Heating & A/C device in my bunker!

Cooling and heating company

HVAC environments aren’t realistic for those who want to survive a hardship

The end of the world as we know it is coming sooner than we think.

I am not sure how it is going to end, but I believe with all my heart that something is coming.

Maybe the aliens will come and attack our planet, causing us to have to live low and hide. Maybe zombies will attack, and we will have to spend our time surviving and killing. Maybe we will slowly kill our environment and make it unsafe. Either way, we need to be prepared for hardship, and one of those ways is by not relying on our HVAC equipment. I have no problem with HVAC equipment, but constantly temperature control has hindered our ability to handle hardship. Our forefathers used to build fires for warmth. They would hike through jungles and up mountains without any help from an air conditioner. Those men were manly and tough, and they didn’t need an air conditioner to make them that way. The warmth was seen as a means of survival, not as a means to make you comfortable. However, I won’t tell people to stop using their HVAC equipment. The weaker people in the world increase my chances of survival in a dangerous situation. If you can’t live without air conditioning and a furnace, you probably won’t last very long in a harsh environment. Go ahead! Sit back and adjust your thermostat and ignore all of my advice. I will be preparing for whatever is coming. And I will do so by refraining from using any HVAC equipment in my bunker!

 

air quality

I need a new heater to lower my bills

I knew that I would need a new furnace that would be reliable and cheaper

The house that I purchased last year is a very old house. It is so old that it could have been built during the time of the pilgrims. Everything about the design makes me wonder how they ever survived like this! Every appliance in the house needed to be replaced, but when I purchased it, I didn’t have enough money to do so. One thing that needed to be replaced was the HVAC equipment. The house had no air conditioner of any kind, and the furnace looked like it was on its last leg. These features allowed me to get the house for quite a steal, so I wasn’t complaining. After making the purchase, I bought some window air conditioners to keep the house cool during the Summer. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of purchasing and installing central air conditioning, and window air conditioners were the cheapest option at the time. The furnace didn’t look like it would make it through the first few weeks of the Winter, but I was surprised! The furnace had some rough times throughout the Winter, but at least my house was above freezing. However, the furnace caused my gas bills to go through the roof. I knew that I would need a new furnace that would be reliable and cheaper. I called the HVAC company in my area, and they explained that eventually, the savings from certain furnaces would pay for themselves in the long run when you considered the price of monthly bills plus maintenance. Some HVAC units can even earn you tax credits which can help lower the price of the HVAC unit!

 

HVAC system

The HVAC industry is not for the faint of heart

One of the few times that we get to walk into a climate-controlled area is when we have to inspect the HVAC equipment, which means that we usually have to turn them off.

When I started my first job in the HVAC industry, I had no idea what I was getting into. I figured that my new job would be pretty relaxing compared to the factory job that I had just quit. I was ready to settle into a career that I would be interested in doing for the rest of my life. I figured that working on air conditioners and furnaces would be fun, and then I would be able to enjoy their benefits. Boy, was I wrong! I never realized that the HVAC industry would be so difficult. One of the first things that I learned was that we spend a lot of time working outside. During the Winter, contractors like to build houses, and the HVAC workers have to install all of the HVAC equipment and the vents in the freezing cold. Most of the time, we are crawling underneath a house, or we are balancing on 2×4’s in the attic to run all of the vents. Whenever we do get a chance to work on furnaces and air conditioners inside, it is usually because they are broken. People don’t ask you to check their furnace unless the furnace is broken and the house has no heat. One of the few times that we get to walk into a climate-controlled area is when we have to inspect the HVAC equipment, which means that we usually have to turn them off. Troubleshooting HVAC equipment is difficult because there are so many things that could be wrong. You can’t just guess and order a ton of parts, because people don’t want to pay for parts that their air conditioner or furnace does not need. However, though the job was not easy, I am glad that I stuck with it. The HVAC industry was a good fit for me, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

air conditioning filter

Our peculiar neighbors and their interesting hobby

A few months back our neighbors moved away, which was kind of a bummer.

  • It wasn’t just because they were superb friends, however they also had a huge beach household on a substantial plot of land and would often invite us over for sporting events and cookouts.

The bunch of us had some superb times over there, and we were hoping whoever moved in next would also become our friends. Instead we got some really strange people, and it seemed at first like there would be some trouble. I don’t like to judge people at all, however some hobbies are weirder than others, and beekeeping is a really weird hobby in my opinion! My wife and I were a little anxious that dozens of bee hives would now be a few hundred yards away from us. I am not allergic to bee stings like some people, however my wife had really never been stung so she didn’t know if she was or not. It just seemed dangerous to myself and others to live so close to various honeybees, and that it was really likely we would get stung a lot. The beekeepers really turned out to be incredibly nice people, even though they were a bit odd. They invited us over to check out the bee farm. Much to my shock the bees all seemed to be pretty chill, and so maybe it would not be the nightmare both of us had imagined. They told us that if the bees ever became aggressive to let them know, however, that it would likely never happen. On the way out they provided us a jar of honey, and I must say it was the best honey I’ve ever tried.

 

 

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My weird new neighbors and their hobby

A few months ago our neighbors moved away, which was kind of a bummer.

  • Not just because they were good friends, but they also had a huge house on a big plot of land and would often invite us over for sporting events and cookouts.

We had some good times over there, and were hoping whoever moved in next would also become our friends. Instead we got some very unusual people, and it seemed at first like there would be some trouble. I don’t like to judge people, but some hobbies are weirder than others, and beekeeping is a very weird hobby. My wife and I were a little concerned that dozens of bee hives would now be a few hundred yards away from us. I am not allergic to bee stings like some people, but my wife had actually never been stung so she didn’t know. It just seemed dangerous to me to live so close to so many honeybees, and that it was very likely would get stung a lot. The beekeepers actually turned out to be super nice people, if a bit odd, and invited us over to check out the bee farm. Much to my surprise the bees all seemed to be pretty chill, and so maybe it would not be the nightmare we had envisioned. They told us that if the bees ever got aggressive to let them know, but that it would likely never happen. On the way out they gave us a jar of honey, and I must say it was the best honey I’ve ever had.

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