Enjoying these traditions

When my wife and I got married, she had some family traditions that she wanted me to be involved in. Every single year during the holiday season, she would go visit with her family and relatives up north. Being from the South, I wasn’t used to the bitter cold winters and all the snow, but I learned to love it! We would go hang out with all the family and enjoy the snowy weather. We would go to the ski resort and ski down the slopes too. When we were visiting with my wife’s parents, they always had the fireplace going and it was rather marvelous. I remember asking my father in law about the HVAC equipment. He explained that they have radiant heated floors in their house. That explained why my feet always felt so toasty and I never fully understood how the heating system was so pleasant until that time. The fireplace created a lovely ambience to the household and everybody had a wonderful time. We enjoyed holiday feasts together and after being out in the snow, my mother in law would have hot cocoa for everybody! It was some old family recipe that was passed down and honestly, it was the best hot cocoa I’ve ever tasted in my life! When we would go back home back in the South, it was back to the warm weather again. It was strange as often times, we would go from the snowy weather conditions to having to use the A/C again! It was something that really took some getting used to, but I really enjoy the family traditions in my wife’s family.

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I was okay with that

Not long ago, I was fortunate enough to take a work from home job. I no longer need to set an alarm, dress in business casual and go to the office five days a week. I typically work in my pajamas, adhere to my own schedule, and listen to my favorite music. I am not distracted by nosy coworkers and am far more productive at home. When I first started working from home, I simply moved a desk and computer into a spare room. I immediately had a problem with staying comfortable. The room I’d chosen was the most troublesome to keep warm or cool.  Adjusting the thermostat to accommodate that single room was costing me a pretty penny. I was paying to air condition and heat the whole place, putting unnecessary stress on the air conditioner and furnace, because of continually messing with the thermostat. I finally contacted a local HVAC contractor for a solution. The technician listened to my concerns and suggested that I upgrade to zone control and smart thermostats. With the introduction of valves into the duct system, I’m able to focus heating and cooling to particular rooms. I can make adjustments to the comfort of my workspace without influencing the rest of the house. The smart thermostat allows me to adjust temperature, and even raise or lower humidity levels, without leaving my desk.  I have access to the system through a convenient app on my phone. Now I can work in peace.

Time of year again!

It’s that time of year again! Weather starts cooling down, the leaves start changing and pumpkin patches are popping up on every corner. Autumn is one of my favorite times of year! I can start breaking out those cute fall sweaters and boots and drinking my pumpkin spice coffee without fear of judgment. Fall also brings a feeling of preparation for the beginning of school, for fun traditions and holidays and enjoying quality time with family. In the spirit of planning and preparation, it’s a good time to start thinking ahead for your air conditioner repairs and furnace repairs. With a cold winter on the horizon, you want to make sure your heating and cooling systems in your home are functioning properly. There are several benefits to planning your winter furnace repair during the fall. It saves you money during the “off-season” of air conditioning repair and furnace service. The worst time for a breakdown is during the winter when you and your family are relying on your heating unit and furnace for its warmth. Schedule your heater repair now, before the cold winter months roll in and you’ll yourself from an unnecessary and stressful headache later on. Scheduling your heating and furnace repair and maintenance during the fall helps avoid the extra costs of repairing it during the busy winter season. By maintaining consistency with your HVAC business and HVAC technician, you guarantee the life of your furnace, preventing future heating unit breakdowns during the cold winter months.  By scheduling your furnace repair now, you set yourself up for a successful (and warm!) holiday season.

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Imagine planning your dream vacation

Imagine planning your dream vacation. For me, it would be venturing to a cooler climate during the winter – the opposite of where I live! You pick out your hotel, you book your activities, you buy a new wardrobe, pack the car and head to your dream destination. After an exhausting road trip, you can’t wait to get into your carefully booked hotel and enjoy the plush sheets and cuddle up only to find that the air conditioning and heating units are out of service. The hotel is booked and cannot move you to another room. It’s too late at night to find a new place to stay and you are stuck for the night! It’s freezing outside and no amount of blankets can warm you up. Now you’re stuck in a freezing cold hotel room on the first night of your carefully planned vacation, frustrated, disappointed and cold. This nightmare is a reality for a lot of travelers who are stuck in a hotel that does not properly utilize their HVAC provider. There is nothing worse than being on vacation and staying in a beautiful room with a broken air conditioner or heating unit. Lack of heating unit or air conditioner repair is the silent killer of your vacations. The heating and cooling of your hotel room could change a dream vacation into a nightmare. Hotels should work to ensure that their preferred HVAC business provides options for emergency heating and cooling such as heater installation, furnace service or air conditioner service. Hotels should also invest in an on-call HVAC technician in order to keep their vacationers happy.

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I can’t believe the problems are happening

Once a year our boss plus his family take a trip.  They are gone for a full week plus it is certainly peaceful.  He isn’t there, breathing down our necks, plus barking orders at us.  If the task didn’t pay plus it does I would have moved on years ago. Anyway, as his secretary, I am put in charge of finding accommodations for him plus his family.  They care about to rent cabins or cabins, usually on a lakeshore, plus they always want to try someplace new; Depending upon how popular the area they are visiting is, it can be taxing to find the perfect location on short notice.  This year, after searching online for two afternoons, I finally found what I felt fit the bill. It had a private dock, 3 kitchens, screened in porch plus was close to the wine trails. There was something for almost everyone. They were traveling in late November plus the weather can be anything from summer like to cold.  When you live anywhere in the Northeast you just come to expect that. I didn’t see a problem because the location they rented had both heat plus air conditioning. The problem came on the seventh day of the trip. I got a call from our boss plus he was clearly upset. He said that the apartment was cold plus the heat was not certainly working. I tried to provide him the name plus number of the property manager however he said that it was our task to call plus get it fixed.  I said that I would call when I got a moment, provided him the information anyway plus hung up the iphone. There was no way that I was going to call.

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I’m okay with this

I live in an area where climate control is essential. Either the furnace or air conditioner is running for the majority of the year.  Heating and cooling is the culprit for half of my home’s energy costs. When I was looking for ways to cut down on expenses, I came across wifi thermostats.  A smart thermostat offers maximum control over temperature control, allowing me to significantly trim energy usage without trading in comfort. The model I chose was able to learn from my family’s habits and preferences, built a customized program, and now takes care of adjustments almost all by itself. The thermostat is way better at remembering to raise and lower settings as my family leaves for school and work throughout the day. I used to often leave either the air conditioner or the furnace running at maximum capacity all day and waste money. The new thermostat is equipped with sensors which detect when the house is unoccupied and automatically adjusts heating and cooling to conserve energy.  I love the companion app, which allows me to check on the home from anywhere in the world. Whether I’m working at the office or we’re off on a vacation, I can observe that everything is running smoothly. The system even sends me an alert when it’s time for maintenance or filter changes, and notifies me in the event of an unexpected temperature fluctuation or power outage. It even produces a monthly report of energy usage, informing me how much energy we used and at what times of the day, so that I can maximize efficiency. The wifi thermostat is greatly easy to use, because of a modern touchscreen and innovative companion apps.

smart thermostat 

I have payed so much money

Once a year our boss plus her family take a vacation.  They are gone for a full week plus it is actually peaceful.  She isn’t there, breathing down our necks, plus barking orders at us.  If the job didn’t spend money as well as it does I would have moved on years ago.  Anyway, as her secretary, I am put in charge of finding accomodations for him plus her family.  They love to rent cabins or cabins, usually on a lakeshore, plus they always want to try someplace new, however depending upon how popular the area they are going to see is, it can be difficult to find the perfect locale on short notice.  This year, after searching online for more than one mornings, I finally found what I felt fit the bill. It had a private dock, many home offices, screened in porch plus was close to the wine trails. There was something for pretty much everyone.  They were traveling in late June plus the weather can be anything from summer like to frigid. When you live anywhere in the Northeast you just come to expect that. I didn’t see a concern because the locale they rented had both heat plus undefined.  The concern came on the sixth afternoon of the vacation. I got a call from our boss plus she was clearly aggravated. She said that the condo was frigid plus the heat was not laboring. I tried to give him the name plus number of the property manager however she said that it was our job to call plus get it fixed.  I said that I would call when I got a moment, gave him the information anyway plus hung up the cellphone. There was no way that I was going to call.

new heater 

Savings that matter

Once a year my boss and his family take a vacation.  They are gone for a full week and it is really peaceful.  He isn’t there, breathing down our necks, and barking orders at us.  If the job didn’t pay as well as it does I would have moved on years ago.  Anyway, as his secretary, I am put in charge of finding accommodations for him and his family.  They like to rent cabins or cottages, usually on a lakeshore, and they always want to try somewhere new. Depending upon how popular the area they are visiting is, it can be difficult to find the perfect place on short notice.  This year, after searching online for two days, I finally found what I felt fit the bill. It had a private dock, three bedrooms, screened in porch and was close to the wine trails. There was something for everyone. They were traveling in late September and the weather can be anything from summer like to freezing.  When you live anywhere in the Northeast you just come to expect that. I didn’t see a problem because the place they rented had both heat and air conditioning. The problem came on the third day of the vacation. I got a call from my boss and he was clearly upset. He said that the cottage was freezing and the heat was not working. I tried to give him the name and number of the property manager but he said that it was my job to call and get it fixed.  I said that I would call when I got a moment, gave him the information anyway and hung up the phone. There was no way that I was going to call.

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I am really trying to warm up

I recently was experiencing concerns with our car’s brakes. Brakes are sort of an important area of driving, so I took it into the shop as soon as I could. My motorcar wasn’t experiencing any other issues at the time and I made sure to let the mechanic at the shop assume that. I had a neighbor come with me to drop off our car, and they gave me a ride cabin as our motorcar needed to be left behind to be tested. Two afternoons later, I got a call that our motorcar was ready to be picked up. I got a ride back, paid for the repairs, and began driving home. A couple streets later, but, I noticed something was off. I had turned on our car’s AC right after starting the car, and yet the cooling system had never kicked on. I held our hand up right in front of the cooling system vent in the front seat and didn’t any air blowing out. I was particular the AC had been functioning just fine before our motorcar had been “repaired.” I was still close to the motorcar shop and so I turned around and drove back, explaining the situation to the mechanics on duty. They tried insisting that they couldn’t have possibly disfigured our car’s cooling system, however they went back to discuss things with their supervisor. He came out to apologize to me, explaining it had been 1 of the current men who tested our brakes, and that our AC must have been disfigured somehow during the repair. My motorcar was evaluated immediately, at no cost, and the a/c repaired, plus I received a partial refund on the brake service for our inconvenience. While a competent mechanic shouldn’t have disfigured any area of our motorcar in the first site, I’m cheerful they took responsibility for their mistake.

A whole home HVAC system

I recently was experiencing problems with my car’s brakes. Brakes are sort of an pressing section of driving, so I took it into the shop as soon as I could. My car wasn’t experiencing any other complications at the time and I made sure to let the mechanic at the shop know that. I had a neighbor come with me to drop off my car, and they provided me a ride house as my car needed to be left behind to be ran tests on. Two days later, I got a call that my car was ready to be picked up. I got a ride back, paid for the repairs, and began driving home. A couple streets later, but, I noticed something was off. I had turned on my car’s A/C right after starting the car, and yet the a/c had never kicked on. I held my hand up right in front of the a/c vent in the front seat and didn’t any air blowing out. I was particular the A/C had been functioning just fine before my car had been “repaired.” I was still close to the car shop and so I turned around and drove back, explaining the situation to the mechanics on duty. They tried insisting that they couldn’t have possibly disfigured my car’s cooling system, but they went back to discuss things with their supervisor. He came out to apologize to me, explaining it had been 1 of the up-to-date men who ran tests on my brakes, and that my A/C must have been disfigured somehow during the repair. My car was inspected right away, at no cost, and the air conditioner repaired, plus I acquired a partial refund on the brake maintenance for my inconvenience. While a competent mechanic shouldn’t have disfigured any section of my car in the first place, I’m ecstatic they took responsibility for their mistake.

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