Life, Thank You For Teaching me so Much Recently

A lot has changed in the industry and I’ve been reading up on all of the new changes with everything

I’m not sure a lot of people in my shoes would be thanking life for what has happened to me recently but it sure has taught me some good life lessons. I’ve learned that when you can let go and accept the “bad” things that come your way you will find it a lot easier to make it past them and move on. I’ve also learned to be grateful for the small things like my job at the heating and cooling corp and my well running HVAC system. Probably the two biggest things that I’ve been learning to accept are the passing away of my father and losing the love of my life. They both hurt me so much but I am learning to live without either of them and also learning to appreciate that I was able to have them both in my life for a while. My job at the HVAC company keeps me going as it gets me around positive people and helps me earn a little money. My dad would be proud of me if he could see what I am doing for the business on a day to day basis. I’ve learned so much about the HVAC industry lately with the courses I’ve been taking and the HVAC books I’ve been studying. A lot has changed in the industry and I’ve been reading up on all of the new changes with everything. The HVAC equipment is a lot different now than when my dad and I worked on the units for his company. Life keeps pushing ahead.

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Why Clean the HVAC System’s Filter?

I’ve been sneezing a lot recently and am starting to think that maybe it is time to clean the filter in my central unit.

Do we even need to clean the filters? Let’s have a little chat about it and see if we can come up with some ideas.

At some point, everyone has wondered why it’s so important to clean the HVAC system filter. After all, ductwork and thermostats don’t usually get dirty. But the HVAC tech who comes to service your heating or cooling system says it’s essential. Here’s why: A furnace filter or an AC filter helps to remove contaminants from the air. The ductwork carries these contaminants, which can include dust, pollen, and pet dander, into the living space. A clean furnace filter or AC filter helps to remove these contaminants and improve the quality of the air you breathe. In addition, a clean filter helps to improve the efficiency of the HVAC system, which can save you money on your energy bill. Finally, a clean filter helps to prolong the life of the HVAC system by preventing dirt and dust from building up on vital components. For all these reasons, it’s important to regularly clean the HVAC system filter. If you don’t like to do it yourself, or don’t know how, then you can get a service plan with a good company and they will do it for you on a regular basis so you don’t have to worry about it yourself. A lot of HVAC companies offer service plans for five years at a good price.


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Had a Good Little Nap and I am Recharged Again

Our body basically runs down like a battery would, needing to be recharged again to offer the energy we need to propel through the day.

If you don’t get enough rest or food and water your battery won’t be fully charged and you will run out of energy faster than having a full recharge.

I like to get to bed by 10pm each night and get a full 10 hours in bed with resting and sleeping. I usually read my book for half an hour before bed to calm my mind and body down. I set the smart thermostat to 21C, or 72F, which helps me sleep a lot better than when I keep the flat too warm. I also run a small fan next to me for white noise because we have a bar behind us that can get quite loud at night. I also have an air purifier in my room which I run all of the time, so between the two of them I rarely hear any noise from outside when I go to bed. I’ve been sleeping with earplugs for the past 20 years after discovering them when I was camping one time at a concert. So today I am going to clean my HEPA filter in my HVAC system and maybe clean the house up a bit. I also need to go to the store and grab some food but I may just do that tomorrow and make today a play day only kind of day. And besides, it is Sunday and a lot of the local businesses are closed till tomorrow.




The Best HVAC Brands Money can Buy

I know there are some great HVAC brands out there which are very efficient and built well.

I will need to buy a new HVAC system next year and am going to research the brands to see which one is the best and if I can afford it. I will have to wait one more year to get it because I locked all my money away into cryptos and have to wait for them to rebound from this terribly long crypto winter we’ve been having. I think by next year at this time I will have enough money saved for the HVAC equipment and installation cost. I just need to see which one is best and decide if it is the best option for me. I had a new heating unit installed a couple of years ago but I want to get a whole new system next year even if the heating is fine. I had to replace the heat pump when it broke down last year in the middle of winter. Maybe I could sell my used heat pump online or sell it to the store which will install my new system next year if they buy used equipment. It’s not a big deal if not, I just want a brand new system from top to bottom so I don’t have to worry about it for a long time. I think a new HVAC unit will last me at least 10 or 12 years if I keep it properly maintained and serviced. I think it is time for a little nap, see ya!

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Just Went for my Sunday Morning Bike Ride

I went for a ride just now down to the beach to relax and eat my kefir and fruit while sitting on my bench that overlooks the beach and the sea.

To my dismay my friends were all there playing volleyball this morning.

I call it dismay because I just played last night and wanted to relax this morning and not think about volleyball yet there they were smack dab in front of me. They asked me to play but I was too tired and sore from doing HVAC system repairs last evening, and besides I am going to play drums tonight. The local business near the beach asked if we could play music outside of their venue tonight and we agreed. I’ll bring my drum and sound system and we will set up near the portable air conditioner as it is still pretty hot out now. We have about a month of warm weather and then it will finally cool down. I may get a roommate next month for a few months to help me save a bit of money while my investments hopefully go back up. I will also work more at the HVAC business and try to get a little nest egg saved again. I can’t touch my cryptos for six more months, which by then will hopefully return some of what I lost over the last six months. I will try to do some more HVAC equipment repair jobs to get by and if I have a roommate I will be sitting pretty in a few months with my nest egg.


Good Day for No Climate Control and Windows Open

By taking these simple steps, you can help ensure that your home is comfortable all winter long

The leaves are starting to turn, and there’s a chill in the air and summer is officially coming to an end. This is sad news to someone who spends most of their time at the beach, but we can’t fight mother nature so we just have to roll with the punches and take the seasons as they come. Besides, there is something nice about winter too. So as the weather starts to cool down it’s important to take some steps to prepare your home for the change. One of the most important things you can do is to have your ductwork checked. Over time, ductwork can become damaged or blocked, preventing heat from circulating properly. A qualified HVAC technician will be able to inspect your ductwork and make any necessary repairs. In addition, you should also check your thermostat to ensure that it is set to the correct temperature. During the winter, you’ll want to keep your thermostat set to around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. By taking these simple steps, you can help ensure that your home is comfortable all winter long. The winter will come to an end and spring will take its place, coloring the town with bright green leaves and shrubs to remind us that summer is once again on its way. It’s a good idea to get the air conditioning checked out when the weather is still somewhat cool to avoid not having AC when the hot days come back. There is nothing worse than sweating at night while you sleep and not having a good night of rest.

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People Love to Honk Their Car Horns in This Town

I’m trying to write as I listen to someone laying on their car horn for 15 seconds at a time. I live on a narrow one way street and when someone blocks the road the horns start to blare. I don’t even bother looking out anymore as it seems to happen on a regular basis, but today there is someone holding down the horn for way too long so I will go take a look. Okay, I just looked and there was a delivery truck in the way but the other car backed down the road and went around. This local business near me gets lots of deliveries for food which is why I hear horns often from people trying to pass by. Luckily, my job working for the local contractor is close enough for me to ride my bike to. I even walk to work some days but it is about a twenty minute walk so biking is a lot more efficient unless I have extra time to get there. I sell heated flooring for the new contractor and also help him with inventory and stocking the shelves when new HVAC equipment arrives. It’s a cool job and I like working with the HVAC techs there as we get along very well. I’ve been working there for about a year now and hope to stay there for as long as I live in this town. I may be in the market for a new gas furnace and am going to talk to the boss about getting a price for one soon.



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The Benefits of Having Hydronic Heating

Let’s have a little talk about heating for the home because I know there are many options out there to choose from.

  • I don’t know much about solar heating for the home as it doesn’t seem to be all over the market just yet but I can tell you a little about hydronic heating as we recently got it put in our home a few months ago and like it very much.

AC systems that rely on ductwork can be extremely inefficient, as much of the energy used to heat or cool the air is lost through the ducts. Additionally, these systems are often difficult to control, as they rely on a single thermostat to regulate the temperature of the entire house. In contrast, hydronic heating systems are much more efficient and offer greater control. Rather than using a furnace or heater to generate hot air, hydronic systems use hot water to radiantly heat the rooms in your home. This not only eliminates the need for ductwork, but it also allows for zone control, meaning you can set different temperatures in different areas of your home. As a result, you’ll use less energy overall and enjoy greater comfort. And because hydronic systems don’t rely on AC, they’re also easier on your HVAC system, extending its lifespan. So if you’re looking for a more efficient and comfortable way to heat your home, consider hydronic heating. If you don’t have the money to get it you could finance it or even put it on a low interest or zero interest credit card and pay for it over time.



Waiting on a Heat Pump Installation Today

My friend told me about them a while back but I forgot about it until now

No one likes dealing with a stuffy, hot house in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, air conditioners can be expensive to operate, and they can have a major impact on the environment. If you’re looking for a more efficient way to keep your home cool, a heat pump may be the answer. Heat pumps work by moving air from one place to another, which means they can be used for both heating and cooling. In addition, heat pumps are much more efficient than air conditioners, and they can be controlled with a smart thermostat. As a result, getting a heat pump installed today can help you save money and stay comfortable all year long. I never knew that a heat pump could cool down a house until I did some research and discovered that they not only heat up cool air from outside and bring it inside but also remove warm air from the house and send it outside. I guess you can teach an old dog a new trick once in a while. This old dog needs to also get a HEPA filter installed in my AC unit because I have an old disposable filter that isn’t doing the job anymore and I want to upgrade to a better type of filter. My friend told me about them a while back but I forgot about it until now. I’ll ask the HVAC tech if he can bring one with him when he comes to do the heat pump install today and we can kill two birds with one stone.

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An Easy Day After a Big Festival Last Night

There was a huge festival last night in my town and they were shooting off fireworks till almost midnight last night.

Then at 5am this morning they shot off a whole bunch more to end the festival, which to me seems like a ridiculous time to be making loud noises, but the Spanish people here are a different breed.

It was a fun time but I am totally exhausted today and plan on just having an easy day. I may meet my friend Lor at the beach this evening just to chill and hang out. I met her at this local business where I was doing an open mic night and we became friends back then. She works for a local contractor and I work right next door to her at the HVAC company doing heating and cooling equipment repairs and service. She is going away to college in two weeks to a town about an hour away so I may not see her as much anymore but we’ll still stay in touch. I plan on starting another open mic at this new contractor’s store as he is a guitarist and wants to get a mic going soon. I like doing open mics because it connects the artists in this town and we just have a great time doing them. I also like working for the heating and cooling corp as I meet a lot of nice people in this town but for me music and performing is where my heart lies. I will never stop playing music as long as I live.

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