North vs south on HVAC settings

North vs south on HVAC settings

Once a year I visit my brother in the south.

I usually go around Christmas time to get a break from the cold and snow in the north.

My brother has gotten so weak now with the cold. In the south it blows my mind that there is no snow. Christmas time does not even guarantee cold. I have visited my brother in December and been almost hot. I have pictures of me in his house in shorts and a t-shirt. My brother is a baby and wants to run the heater on 55 degree days. I can’t even imagine using a heater for that type of weather. 55 degree days means I can run outside barefoot. I don’t need to wear boots and a wool coat when I go run errands. The southerners here wear thick winter clothes when the temperature maybe feels like a nice fall day. You would think that this would mean he is tolerant of heat. Nope, my brother cranks the AC once the weather changes to being too warm. He has the whole house icy and cold like due to the heat. I bet his HVAC bills are a fortune. He wastes the heater on nice days and uses the AC unit when he could be outside. I bet southerners are great about their HVAC equipment though. It is so necessary to them and used all year. I just own a heater and only turn it on once it gets cold. It gets no heating service or repairs. My brother must have a seasonal HVAC service plan. Who is weird in this situation? Or is it the north to the south thing?

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Whole town was bought out of AC

Whole town was bought out of AC

This past summer was a record breaking one for the north.

Usually the weather gets warm in June and immediately goes away in September.

Also the warm summer days in the north only get to be in the upper 70s and low 80s. Just about every person in my town doesn’t own any cooling equipment. Why would we bother with those stats? The past summer was a record breaking high. The heat started early and did not leave until mid fall. Also the weather got in the upper 80s and even hit 90 degrees at one point. Needless to say, my whole town freaked out. We are a small area that has one hardware store. The little store only had a few cooling units and it was bought out within the first week of the summer. The hardware store ordered more cooling units, but we had to wait and people socoped them up fast. My whole town was out of AC devices and were basically crazy trying to get on a cooling system waiting list. You would think that we would all go to the next town over to buy AC right? Well the other towns near us dealt with the same issue. They all had one little store and all the AC was bought out. The closest city was two hours away and there was no guarantee that there would be any cooling. It sounds like a tale from the old country but it is true. Where I live there was not a cooling system to be found or bought.

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No AC and I focus on hydronic heating

No AC and I focus on hydronic heating

I am very outdoorsy.

  • As soon as the weather gets nice, I am outside in the sunshine.

I like walking, reading, tanning and just working outdoors. In the summer I basically get up and stay outside until it gets too dark. Because I spend all of the hot season outside, I don’t even bother with cooling equipment. This always shocks people. In the spring and summer I don’t use any form of air conditioning. I don’t even use portable or window AC. All I have in my house is a small window fan that I occasionally turn on at night. In the north, the hot weather is different. Southerners have to deal with moisture in the air quality. The moisture would then form mold on the walls, ceiling and plumbing fixtures. In the north it is just a dry heat. I can deal with a hot house with no issue. I am hardly in it at all. Since I don’t spend anything on cooling, I use all that extra money and justify my heating choices. I have hydronic heating stretched throughout the house. I have a boiler system in the basement and piping hooks to it. The pipes then are installed within the flooring of my entire house. The water is heated by the boiler and flows through the pipes. That hot water is what creates hydronic heating. Yes, it was an expensive system to install and to maintain. But, when I don’t factor in any cooling costs, the heating system is reasonable. I would way rather have quality heating and no AC anyday.

 

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Worried about the condition of my a/c

Worried about the condition of my a/c

My fiance and myself looked at the air conditioning the other morning and the entire floor under the thing was covered in water, but one of us had to stay at home to deal with this air conditioning problem, i had already missed 5 days of work this month, so my fiance said they would take care of it; They went and immediately called the first Heating plus A/C contractor and company he came across and he asked them to schedule a serviceman to come to our home in the country to see if the HVAC equipment could be repaired.

It didn’t take legitimately long for the Heating and the A/C repairman to get to our house.

He took one look at the air conditioning and that point he very well knew what the problem was immediately: it was a clogged condensation line. He said they can sometimes be tricky to unclog. He told my fiance that one time he had to have a customer call a plumber to unclog the line because of the way her lake house was built in the woods. That certain customer had had a small critter crawl into her line and happen to die. The plumber installed one of these P-trap thingies to keep anything else from crawling into her line. The Heating as well as the A/C serviceman assured us that our problem would be much easier to solve, though. It took the serviceman legitimately little time to fix the problem. He also installed a simple alarm plan in our air conditioner unit. The alarm will alert both my fiance and myself of any water dripping in the event of another clogged line.

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Drip-never a good sound to hear

Drip-never a good sound to hear

The other day my other half and myself woke up to find water dripping from our air conditioning unit system; Because of this unfortunate thing, one of us had to stay home and call a heating and cooling specialist right away.

I had already missed a few days of work last week, so my other half decided to stay home and he went and he called the first Heating in addition to Air Conditioning business he came across and then he went and asked them to schedule a serviceman to come to our home and to see if the component could be repaired.

It didn’t take easily long for the Heating and the air conditioning repairman to get to our house. He took one look at the air conditioning system and then he knew what the problem was instantly: it was a jammed condensation line. He said the air conditioning systems can sometimes be tricky to unclog. He told my other half that one time when he was working, he had to have a customer call a plumber to unclog the line because of the way her condo was built. That customer had had a small lizard go into her line and die. The plumber installed a P-trap to keep anything else from crawling into her air conditioning line. The Heating in addition to Air Conditioning serviceman assured us that our problem would be much easier to solve, though. It took the serviceman easily very little time to maintenance the problem with ours. He also installed a easy alarm system in our air conditioning unit’s system. The alarm will alert every single last one of us and myself of any water dripping in the event of another jammed up line.

 

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Dripping cooling device

Dripping cooling device

The other week my spouse looked at the air conditioner and the entire area around it was covered in water.

One of us had to be at home to be able to deal with this awful air conditioning issue; I personally had already missed more than one afternoons of work the previous week, so my spouse offered to stay home and take care of it for us.

He right away instantly called the first Heating, Ventilation plus A/C business he came across in the phone book he was looking at online, and then he went and asked them to schedule a certified heating and cooling guy to come to our home to see if the machine could be repaired. It didn’t take genuinely long for the Heating, Ventilation as well as the A/C repairman to get to our house. He took 1 look at the air conditioner and then he finally and truly knew what the problem was instantly: it was a jammed condensation line in the air conditioning. He said they can occasionally be tricky to unclog. He told my spouse and myself that 1 time he had to have a patron call a plumber to unclog the line because of the way his older and kind of out of date home was built. That patron had had a small animal crawl into his line and go and die in the thing. The plumber installed a P-trap to keep anything else from crawling into his line. The Heating, Ventilation as well as the A/C business assured us that our problem would be much easier to solve fortunate for us, though. It took the business genuinely little time to repair the problem. He also installed a easy alarm system in our air conditioning unit. The alarm will alert my spouse as well as myself of any water dripping in the event of another jammed line.

 

Dripping cooling device

The wet air conditioner

The wet air conditioner

A dripping sound coming from your air conditioning system is not a good sound to hear. My hubby looked at the central cooling system when we heard this and it was covered in water. One of us had to stay home from work that day and deal with the HVAC issue. I had already lost a few days of work the previous week, so my hubby would stay home and take care of it. He went and called the local HVAC company and asked them to schedule an HVAC serviceman to come to our house to see if the unit could be repaired. It didn’t take too long for the Heating and A/C repairman to get to our house to fix the heating and air conditioning issue. The HVAC specialist took one look at the cooling system and knew what the problem was immediately: It was a congested condensation line. The HVAC specialist told my hubby that one time he had to have a purchaser call a plumber to unclog the line because of the way the house was built. That purchaser had had a small critter crawl into her line and die. The plumber installed a P-trap to keep anything else from crawling into her line. The Heating and cooling specialist assured us that our problem would be much easier to solve, though. It took the serviceman honestly little time to repair the problem. They also installed a simple alarm system in our air conditioning unit. The alarm will alert my hubby and I of any water dripping in the event of another congested line. That is how it all went down.

 

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AC is dripping

AC is dripping

Drip.

Drip. Drip. That’s never a good sound to hear coming from your air conditioning unit inside the house. My husband and I woke up to the dreaded dripping noise one day last summer. We were both already late for work that day and did not have time to deal with a dripping air conditioner. My husband looked at the air conditioner and the entire area was covered in water. One of us had to stay home and deal with this air conditioner problem. I had already missed two days of work the previous week, so my husband offered to stay home and take care of it. He immediately called the first HVAC contractor he came across and asked them to schedule a technician to come to our house and see if the unit could be repaired. It didn’t take very long for the HVAC repairman to get to our house. He took one look at the air conditioner and knew what the problem was right away: it was a clogged condensation line. He said they can sometimes be tricky to unclog. He told my husband that one time he had to have a client call a plumber to unclog the line because of the way her house was built. That client had had a small animal crawl into her line and die. The plumber installed a P-trap to keep anything else from crawling into her line. The HVAC technician assured us that our problem would be much easier to solve, though. It took the technician very little time to fix the problem. He also installed a simple alarm system in our air conditioning unit. The alarm will alert my husband and I of any water dripping in the event of another clogged line.
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What happened to the air conditioning

What happened to the air conditioning

I hopped into the car the other day and I turned on the air conditioning.

It was almost ninety degrees outside and the inside of the car had to be near 120 degrees.

I reset the air conditioning and turned it back on, but still nothing happened. I hadn’t driven my car for almost a week, but I knew the air conditioning was working when I was last in the car. I waited until my son got home and I asked him if he had noticed anything wrong with the car. I was sure that he was aware that the air conditioning had quit working since I thought he was the only other person who drove the car. I was really upset when he refused to tell me something was wrong. When my daughter got home, I also started to grill her about the car, thinking maybe she had driven the car while I was working. She didn’t know anything about the air conditioning, or so she said. I was fuming and I didn’t want to talk to anyone at that point. I really thought that one of my kids was lying. When my husband came home, he told me that I had an appointment to drop the car off at the garage at 6PM. He said they would work on the air conditioning in the morning and I could have the car before my next appointment the next afternoon. I asked him how he knew the air conditioning was broken. He rolled his eyes and said that if I remembered, he had driven the car yesterday. When he was almost home, the air conditioning had quit working. He thought it only needed to have some coolant added.

 

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My sister wanted to be just like me

My sister wanted to be just like me

When I was in high school, I decided to go to technical school.

I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but the first year was spent trying out every course that they offered.

In my sophomore year, I was sure that I wanted to get into plumbing. I worked hard and by the time I graduated, I had gained my plumber’s license. Five years later, I had earned my master plumber’s license, but I wanted to do more. I started taking classes in HVAC. By the time my plumbing company was beginning to take off, I had my HVAC certification. My sister came to me one afternoon and asked if she could work with me. She had recently gotten her plumber’s license and she also wanted to work in HVAC. She wanted me to hire her. I knew that she went to the same school I had attended, so she had to be good if she had her license. Over the next five years, we worked hard and built the plumbing company up to be one of the main plumbing companies in our area. The HVAC side of the business was beginning to flourish thanks to the popularity of radiant heating. I was teasing her the other day about what she wanted to do with her life when she got older. She told me she wanted to be a partner in the business. I had to laugh because her plumbing and HVAC skills were as good as mine. Making her a partner had been a part of my five year plan for the last three years. My only concern was that she was now planning a wedding.
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