Author: Frank

Long time with no a/c

Long time with no a/c

I thought last week’s heat wave was the worst I would ever experienced in our life.

  • Outdoor hot plus cold temperatures hovered around 110 degrees in the afternoons plus the low 90s at evening.

Usually the two of us get some respite after sundown, however not in this kind of weather. I will cut a sweat simply sitting still on our porch for more than a few hours at a time. My pet hates it too; most afternoons she sunbathes for hours on end, however while in this heatwave she hadrun back inside each time after doing her business. As awful as last week’s heat wave was, this week is looking love it might surpass the prior week’s intensity. All of us are forecasted to have highs close to 115 degrees next week. To make matters worse, I desperately need repairs on our a/c. The fan motor in the air handler needs to be substituted however all of the Heating plus A/C corporations in the section are backed up several weeks with service, replacement, plus service work. The earliest appointment I could find after aggressively calling around was next Sunday. Although I could realistically be waiting longer for repairs, it’s still daunting to assume I will have to make it through the next more than five afternoons separate from cooling system in our house. Not only am I going to.be miserable, however our pet will as well. I have considered buying a portable a/c to get through the next week, however it’s seriously taxing to justify the $200 purchase when I assume I truly won’t have a use for it after our central a/c is repaired. But, if I could sell it used for a small hit, it might be worth it. Going separate from cooling system in the south is awful enough as it is, however doing it while in a 115 degree heat wave is down right inconceivable. At the really least I assume our pet will love the effort plus the relief the equipment will bring us for the time being.

Air conditioning workman

My brother told me about his trip which got me interested in HVAC technology on trains

My brother told me about his trip which got me interested in HVAC technology on trains

When my brother came back home from a long trip, he told me all about it.

He had a great time when he got to his destination, but he traveled by train.

He said the ride to his destination wasn’t terrible, but the ride back the temperature control in the train was absolutely terrible. I was actually wondering about HVAC systems on trains, so I started doing some research. I learned that keeping up with HVAC systems on trains are actually very difficult because of all the different conditions. First of all, trains are always on the go and are subject to fluctuating climates. With that ever changing climate, it can be difficult to keep up with the right temperature control. Another critical factor is the fact that the temperatures change a lot with the passenger loads. When you have a ton of people getting on and off a train, this severely impacts the temperatures because of body temperature. It can be very difficult for an HVAC system to keep up with this extreme change. The other huge factor that I was reading about is the high speeds of a train. Trains are basically like hotels on wheels that have to accomodate the passengers and make them feel comfortable and relaxed. With the high speeds, the HVAC coils have to deal with all the vibrations and movement of the train. They have to be built to withstand these powerful g-forces. Not to mention, there is very little space on a train because they are built to be very compact. This presents a lot of challenges for heating and cooling on a train. I’m surprised that they are able to keep up with it all.

 

indoor air quality

We thought the house was on fire, but it was just a problem with the fireplace

We thought the house was on fire, but it was just a problem with the fireplace

When I went to visit my brother and his family, we were alarmed when we seen a bunch of smoke pouring out of the house.

I was about to call the fire station because we thought the house was on fire.

We got in their home right away and we discovered that they had a problem with their fireplace. My brother said that he called a chimney sweep to see about the problem, he suspected there was something wrong with the flue because the smoke was easily pouring into the house instead of flowing up the chimney. When the chimney sweep arrived, he cleaned everything out really good and he replaced the damaged flue. After all that was said and done, we were able to use the fireplace without any problems. We were able to air out the house really well so the air quality improved back to normal. I was telling my brother that he should think about getting a nice ventilation system so he could easily get out any smoke or awful smells in the house in a jiffy. That is a really great way to improve the air quality in a situation like that. We all had a laugh at dinner though when we were recalling the experience. I told my brother and his family how I was about to call 911 because I thought their house was on fire. We all laughed and we were really thankful that wasn’t the case. It was great to be able to use the fireplace because it was nice and toasty. It was also a good thing they had a great HVAC system because that kept the house warm enough while they were airing out the house.

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Won't spend that extra cash

Won't spend that extra cash

Ever since I went over to my friend’s home a few months ago, I have wanted to get the same type of furnace that he has.

He has radiant radiant floors, plus let myself and others tell you, they are absolutely fantastic! No matter where you happen to be in the household, it feels nice plus comfortable.

The heat radiates slowly from the floors which causes everything to be perfectly heated. Because the heat rises so slow, this makes this type of furnace harshly energy efficient. It’s not anything prefer central air heating where the heat just goes right up to the ceiling. This is why it’s fantastic to use a ceiling fan when you have central air, because you want to transfer that heated air around, not just have it up towards the ceiling. Also with central heating, you get all kinds of drafts plus uneven un-even temperatures. This genuinely is not the case with radiant radiant floors because everything is heated just right from your toes to your head! My partner thinks I have become spoiled by going to my buddy’s house, even though he will see how it is when both of us finally install new radiant radiant floors in our house! She hasn’t experienced this charming type of furnace yet, so when he does, he will be just as spoiled as I am! I am also thinking about getting a nice smart control unit in order to maximize our energy saving. If I’m going to fork out a big amount for the replacement, I want to be able to reuse that cost as soon as possible with energy savings!

Heater maintenance

Comfy with heated floors

Comfy with heated floors

My partner plus I really wanted to update our Heating plus A/C unit since the last time both of us had Heating plus A/C system service done, but the Heating plus A/C repair professional was telling us that both of us should suppose about doing that since our Heating plus A/C unit happens to be so old, and he was saying it was getting close to that time when it will no longer be worth it to keep up with the usual service plus repairs.

When he started talking about how much more energy efficient newer models were, I knew that both of us had to make this move. The thing is, both of us have been really tight on our finances, so both of us can’t just go get something nice without saving up enough cash first. So my partner plus I have been putting as much cash aside as possible so that both of us can get something really nice… All of us really don’t want to just settle for some average Heating plus A/C system either, both of us want something that both of us really love. All of us want the new Heating plus A/C system to not only be energy efficient, both of us want the ultimate comfort. All of us started looking into different types of Heating plus A/C systems to achieve what both of us want. All of us have looked into ductless mini-split Heating plus A/C systems which seem really nice. The thing both of us prefer especially about that type of Heating plus A/C system is that it doesn’t use the HVAC duct. All of us are really tired of having to keep the ductlabor clean, but it’s something you have to do or your air quality will become bad. The furnace both of us want the most happens to be radiant radiant floors. All of us suppose the replacement cost is up there, but both of us want to be nice plus comfy in the Wintertide season!
Wireless thermostat

I came across a sale on window ac plans

I came across a sale on window ac plans

A little while back when I was at the store, I was not even thinking about getting a new air conditioning, however there was a sale on window air conditioning units… I knew that our central Heating, Ventilation and A/C plan was in need of some work and I wasn’t exactly trying to cover the costs to get it taken care of, then our central Heating, Ventilation and A/C was so outdated that I figured it was about time to have it replaced altogether, however there was no way I could cover that type of expense; When I seen these easily nice window air conditioning units on sale, I figured it would be a good solution to our central Heating, Ventilation and A/C problem until I could save up enough currency to have the whole thing replaced eventually; So I ended up buying 2 window air conditioning units since they were such a wonderful deal.

When I installed the window air conditioning units, they worked far better than our central Heating, Ventilation and A/C plan was working.

I mean the gas furnace worked okay in the Winter time months, however the air conditioning section of the central Heating, Ventilation and A/C was doing honestly horrible… Perhaps there were other things that could be done love having the air duct cleaned and getting an correct tune-up, however truthfully I have been easily struggling on our finances lately. I have faced all kinds of unexpected expenses which forced me to dip into our savings, however now every one of us are left with truly little currency to work with, so I’m trying to save currency wherever I can! I love those window air conditioning units so much, I might just keep using those for the next few years.

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Moving and the a/c did not turn on

Moving and the a/c did not turn on

I’ve made a horrible mistake.

Last week, I signed a lease for a lovely house downtown in our favorite city.

I’d been putting extra money aside for years now, in hopes of moving closer to work and living in the midst of it all. Before, I was renting a more than one dining room one bath house on the outskirts of the town with a colleague. The people I was with and I had a great time, even though I was determined to follow our dream of living within the city. The house I just started renting is much smaller in size, with only one dining room and one bath. I was relaxing with this because it’s in the perfect village, and I can walk to work now. As I was unpacking our boxes of stuff, I noticed how hot our house was. I could hear our A/C coming through the vents on high speed, however the air coming out was warm. This was unusual since I’d set our temperature control like I normally would at our other apartment. Instead of letting the warm air pump into our apartment, I shut it off completely and opened the only more than one windows I had. From there, Unpacking became more and more difficult due to the heat. I called our new proprietor, however they didn’t pick up. I left a detailed message explaining the problem I was having with the A/C and recommended a local Heating plus Air Conditioning specialist in town that had great reviews. It’s been 3 days and I still haven’t heard from them. It feels like I’m living in a heatbox. With Summer right around the corner, I’m beginning to panic.

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Way too humid in there

Way too humid in there

My family and I planned a trip to the beach for a Springtime trip getaway together.

The people I was with and I always like to go somewhere as a family at least once a year, because it can be difficult to get all the people under the same roof.

My sister was in charge of planning this year’s trip, and she picked a beach down south. I adore the beach, so I’d been dreaming about this trip with our family for months. For me, one of the best parts about trip is preparing for the trip. I go shopping, get our hair and nails done, and prepare our airport necessities. This year but, I couldn’t have packed any worse than I did. I’d been eyeing the weather forecast for weeks before I packed, and thought I did a great job. However, I abruptly found out I was wrong when I stepped off the plane. While the sun was still shining and the temperature around 80 degrees, the humidity was all-consuming. It hit me like a ton of bricks the moment I walked outside. The temperature learn 80 degrees, however the humidity was 75%, making it suppose like 95 degrees! I packed outfits for the hot temperatures, however not the humidity that came along with it. When the people I was with and I arrived at our rental beach new home for the week, the property owner left a note on the kitchen counter saying there were more than one dehumidifiers set up in the new home to help alleviate the moisture and keep the Heating plus Air Conditioning system running efficiently. I couldn’t assume how much of a difference a few portable dehumidifiers made during our stay!

 

 

HVAC installation

It’s too Humid So The people I was with and I Needed a Dehumidifier:

It’s too Humid So The people I was with and I Needed a Dehumidifier:

My family and I planned a trip to the beach for a Spring holiday getaway together.

The people I was with and I consistently appreciate to go anywhere as a family at least once a year, because it can be difficult to get everyone under the same roof. My sibling was in charge of planning this year’s trip, and he picked a beach down south. I prefer the beach, so I’d been dreaming about this holiday with my family for months. For me, one of the best parts about holiday is preparing for the trip. I go shopping, get my hair and nails done, and prepare my airport necessities. This year however, I couldn’t have packed any worse than I did. I’d been eyeing the weather forecast for weeks before I packed, and thought I did a great job. However, I suddenly found out I was wrong when I stepped off the plane. While the sun was still shining and the temperature around 76 degrees, the humidity was all-consuming. It hit me appreciate a ton of bricks the moment I walked outside. The temperature read 76 degrees, however the humidity was 70%, making it think appreciate 95 degrees! I packed outfits for thehottemperatures, however not the humidity that came along with it. When the two of us arrived at our rental home for the week, the property owner left a note on the kitchen counter saying there were several dehumidifiers set up in the home to help alleviate the moisture and keep the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system running efficiently. I couldn’t believe how much of a difference a few portable dehumidifiers made during our stay!

HEPA filter

My Siblings plus I Need a New Heating and Air Conditioning System:

My Siblings plus I Need a New Heating and Air Conditioning System:

My sisters plus I have just bought a lake apartment in the city to renovate.

  • All 3 of us love interior designing plus like seeing lake apartment renovation shows on cable together, so the two of us thought we’d give it a try for ourselves.

We put our money together, met with a real estate agent, plus found a small lake apartment under our desired budget to flip. Thankfully, our sisters plus I see eye-to-eye on almost everything… Reconstructing a odd layout plus picking out new design elements was super fun plus easy for us. Our cousin owns her own construction business, so she was trustworthy, reliable, plus handy for all the manual work bits plus pieces that the two of us weren’t able to conquer ourselves. Two weeks into the renovation, the two of us discovered concerns with the central air conditioner. While the two of us were stripping wallpaper off the walls 1 day, the two of us noticed that the apartment was getting hotter plus hotter. At first, I thought it was just me. However, once our sister’s said something about the heat too, I realized that the AC wasn’t turned on. I found the temperature control on the wall, plus tried important several buttons to kick the cool air back on. I reset the temperature on the monitor to several degrees lower than what it was, plus waited for it to kick on. Twenty minutes later, the AC still wasn’t working. My sisters plus I didn’t suppose what to do, so the two of us hired a professional Heating and Air Conditioning serviceman to come plus take a look at it! Unfortunately, the method is seventeen years old plus will need to be fully upgraded. Although this was devastating news, the two of us had money leftover in the budget plus could split the total Heating and Air Conditioning upgradement 3 ways.

 

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