Central air conditioning installed to help with asthma symptoms

Central air conditioning installed to help with asthma symptoms

Living in the northeast, central air conditioning isn’t a necessity.

Our summers rarely last more than two or three months and are often chilly and wet.

I was always fine with window air conditioners in the bedrooms. The portable cooling units were easy to install and provided a comfortable sleeping environment. It wasn’t until my youngest daughter was diagnosed with severe allergies and asthma that I started looking into whole-home air conditioning. Having open windows with screens welcomed far too many contaminants. Dust, dander, fresh cut grass, pollen and exhaust fumes aggravate my daughter’s symptoms. We need to create the cleanest possible living environment to keep her healthy and enjoying a better quality of life. Because we already had the ductwork in place for the furnace, the installation of central cooling wasn’t hugely expensive. I spent extra to take advantage of a high SEER rating and features such as advanced filtration, dehumidification and zone control. Having the air conditioner has improved comfort for the whole family. Every room in the house is now maintained at the ideal temperature. When the weather is cooler, we still run the fan to circulate the air and keep it fresh. I’ve paired the air conditioner with an air purifier that runs 24/7 all year round. The purifier works to kill bacteria, viruses, mold spores and a long list of harmful toxins. It further captures particles smaller than a grain of table salt. I make sure to change filters in the heating and cooling equipment every month, and I’ve enrolled in a maintenance program with a local HVAC company. While I can’t eliminate every source of allergens, I can be proactive in targeting and eliminating them.
ductless mini split

Getting by in home gym without temperature control

Getting by in home gym without temperature control

My health and physical fitness are important to me.

I make time to exercise for about an hour everyday.

I am fortunate to have a lanai constructed across the back of my house that provides an ideal workout space. The smooth concrete floor and eight-foot ceilings accommodate a variety of exercise equipment and styles of workouts. I can jump rope, lift weights and complete abdominal crunches, lunges, burpees and squats. I have purchased a mini trampoline, incline bench, set of free weights, resistance bands and a yoga mat to help me target different muscle groups. The only drawback of my home gym is that it isn’t temperature controlled. One entire wall is constructed entirely of screens. For most of the year, this is a beneficial feature. The weather in my area is typically mild and balmy, and I enjoy the steady supply of fresh air. It helps to combat the unpleasant smell of sweat and also motivates me. Only at the peak of summer and winter do I struggle because of the temperature in the lanai. The summer conditions can be extremely hot and humid, with temperatures in the nineties or even triple digits. Inside the rest of the house, we rely heavily on the central air conditioning. In the lanai, I run an electric box fan, stand directly in front of it and sweat profusely. It is difficult to get motivated when I feel so overheated and sluggish. Although the winter is always short, we sometimes get temperatures in the forties. Bundling up in layers of clothes makes working out a struggle. I have a hard time warming up my muscles and worry about injury.

 

Propane boiler

I supplement my income with HVAC

I supplement my income with HVAC

Do you ever need to make some extra cash? I feel like everyone would answer “yes” these days.

With the cost of living always increasing, but wages staying the exact same… things have gotten a bit desperate for most of us normal folks.

Right now it can be hard to find extra money when you need it. That is, unless you hone a few special skills and then learn to leverage them for your own good down the road. I’m saying, try to get into the gig industry and get paid right away, my friend. I learned about basic maintenance on heating, cooling, and air quality control equipment from my oldest brother. He was a professional HVAC technician at the time and he would tell me all about his new clients with large indoor air quality control equipment. He was always dishing to me what people did right and wrong for their indoor temperature control devices, and I was fascinated to learn about high tech AC and furnaces. I didn’t even know about smart thermostats back then before he informed me on the new ventilation control devices. Eventually, he even let me help with some of the routine HVAC maintenance jobs. I did things such as changing air filters and cleaning out air ducts. It was a lot of grunt work to help with these small HVAC tasks, but I can tell you that I learned a lot. These days, when I need money I just offer to clean out some nasty air ducts for my neighbors and closest friends. Most people don’t want to handle the HVAC task themselves and are more than happy to pay me in cash for crawling through their indoor ductwork. Get a few skills and get yourself some extra cash, especially during these hard times.

Find a local HVAC supplier

I like living outside

I like living outside

I decided to make a big change in the past few weeks that I feel good about.

I’m not saying that this is the lifestyle for everyone, but right now I’m living outside on purpose instead of trying to rent an expensive apartment or home.

I guess I realized a while ago that I would rather be outside than any other expensive option… so why the hell was I trying to pay over a thousand dollars a month for a place I didn’t want to be? I could skip the discomfort and live outdoors instead of worrying too much about living in an artificial environment and always bringing myself to more comfortable outdoor spaces. It seemed so simple. All I really needed was some basic temperature control to keep myself comfortable, and the rest would take care of itself. I invested in a small portable fan, a tiny AC unit, and a portable heating device. I also made sure my car heating, cooling, and air quality control system was professionally serviced by a HVAC technician who specializes in automobile HVACs. When the air filters were changed, the AC was recharged, and the thermostat was replaced in my car, I felt confident enough to leave on my journey. I started living in camp sites and parking lots, making sure I had some ventilation and indoor temperature control. It has been surprisingly simple to stay comfortable without a large central heating, cooling, and air quality control system… but I’m not sure that everyone is cut out for the life of a transient human the way my car HVAC system has allowed me to be.

furnace/heater installation

Keep your HVAC maintenance in the fam

Keep your HVAC maintenance in the fam

I don’t know if you have any highly trustworthy people in your life, but I can tell you that these folks are lifesavers.

Especially when they have skills.I have a lot of handy friends, including mechanics and plumbers. They regularly bail me out of difficult situations and help me to get back on my feet – without throwing away my entire savings account for a professional service that takes only an hour or so. This is how I manage to get by on a low income. One of the handiest people that I know, however, is my older brother. He became a heating, cooling, and air quality control technician a few years ago and makes incredible money doing HVAC work. He installs both residential and commercial indoor air handling solutions. I know that he’s incredibly busy telling people how to improve their breathing and temperature control options. He’s always installing massive heating and cooling equipment, air media purifiers, and dehumidification devices. Any time we speak he has a new story from the latest heating and cooling installation job. That’s why I feel terrible asking him for help with my own tiny indoor air quality control setup… but at the same time, I don’t want to pay another professional heating and cooling technician to come give my AC a maintenance appointment. I just call my big brother and ask if he can squeeze my HVAC onto his busy schedule. Sometimes I have to wait a few weeks for him to troubleshoot my HVAC system, but in the end it pays to have people in your life you don’t have to over-pay.

new heating units

Owning a house is hard

Owning a house is hard

I don’t know what I was thinking when I jumped into securing a mortgage for a new home and actually followed through on purchasing a brand new home.

I wasn’t sure what I was doing exactly, but I knew that I didn’t want to keep paying rent out the nose for a subpar apartment in a city I didn’t care about.

The truth was, I just wanted to live alone in the woods and be left alone. Instead, I wound up buying a piece of property in the suburbs just because it seemed like a good deal. Now let me tell you, I am regretting all my decisions. I thought this big home would be amazing, but it’s just expensive and stressful. Especially when it comes down to the heating, cooling, and indoor air quality control equipment in question. You see, the old central heating, cooling, and ventilation system was supposed to last another ten years or so according to the property inspector. Instead, I found that there were issues with the central indoor air quality control equipment on the first day that I moved in. There were a ton of hot and cold patches throughout the house, there were uneven temperatures popping up in every room, and the heating, cooling, and air quality control system was making a ton of noise. I called the local heating and cooling repair shop after getting my first super high energy bills and asked what I could do. Unfortunately, they recommended adding more insulation to the whole house and replacing the entire HVAC system right away. I couldn’t afford all that temperature control maintenance work, so I just wound up living in discomfort. Now I’m wishing I was living outdoors, without HVAC to worry about.

 

ac filter

Learning requires the right HVAC

Learning requires the right HVAC

I have been getting my masters degree for the past year or two.

I have to say, the program leaves a lot to be desired, but I’m happy with how it fits into my day to day life.

I’m able to do my school work from anywhere because it’s an online program that I applied to. This gives me a lot of freedom to travel, to take care of myself, and to do my other jobs. The only things that are complicated about my schooling setup at the moment are finding adequate indoor heating and cooling to keep me comfortable enough to concentrate and securing a solid internet connection so I can reliably get my work done. The thing is, it’s pretty hard to find both conditions. I can easily get good internet access but then I’m usually suffering in an ice cold eating establishment or a burning library. I rarely have any control over the indoor air quality control settings… and honestly… It feels like the people working in those awful air conditions don’t have the right to touch the thermostat either. I feel bad for them and immediately scoot out to find better indoor air quality as quickly as possible. The only problem being, I can sit in my car and have the best indoor air quality control… but then I often can’t get enough internet signal. I wind up with bountiful air conditioning blasting on my face, which feels amazing.. But my work progress halts. I love being able to work and study from anywhere, but I wish that every HVAC system was as powerful as my remote life.
Residential HVAC

I want to live alone

I want to live alone

Instead, we fight about the temperature and bills until the day our lease runs out

I don’t know how you feel about roommate situations, but I feel terrible about them. I can’t say that I have had a great living situation with any other human in my life. There’s always some drama that you don’t see before it’s too late when you’re cohabitating with irresponsible people. And that seems to be the norm in my world. These people act like they’re responsible adults until we’re in the same house, sharing the same heating, cooling, and air quality control system… not to mention, the same utility bills. This is when all the problems start. We always have differing indoor air quality control preferences, from the air temperature all the way down to the humidity levels and the number of times that we’re comfortable changing the thermostat each day. Honestly, I’d rather that we could just agree on one set thermostat program and never touch the indoor air quality control equipment again. I want to establish an energy efficient, conservative indoor temperature control setting program and let the thermostat run the rest of the show. I want someone to take ownership of the indoor air filter changes and basic maintenance requests. I don’t want to be bothered with arguing about the monthly energy bills or the upcoming HVAC repair services that we expect after abusing the heater and cooling system. I think these are pretty reasonable requests, but I’ve never found roommates who have the same HVAC beliefs. Instead, we fight about the temperature and bills until the day our lease runs out. Then we never speak again. Give me the straight forward heating and cooling opinions, leave out the drama.

quality air conditioner

Select the HVAC tech who feels right

Select the HVAC tech who feels right

You don’t want a broken HVAC system and no one to trust, let me tell you that

Do you ever feel like people are hard to believe these days? I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted trying to understand who’s genuine and who’s full of it. It seems like half the people you meet have no idea who they really are. Alternatively they’re ready to make you question your own sanity. I feel like it can get so tiring trying to put up with all this drama that I just want to opt out. How little human interaction can I truly have in life? Because that’s the goal. Too bad, there are some things that just can’t be accomplished without other people. For instance, getting my heating, cooling, and air quality control system updated or repaired is not a job that I can do without a professional heating, cooling, and ventilation technician. I’m always worrying about my indoor air quality because of this simple fact. If my heater or air conditioner goes down, I have nothing left. Just a box fan in the corner to blow around hot air, really. That’s one of the reasons why I’ll never trade my current heating, cooling, and air quality control professional for the world. I actually trust this guy, and I believe he can be in my space to service the HVAC system without taking advantage of me. Previously, I haven’t gotten good vibes from my air quality control technicians and that’s come back to bite me in the ass. You don’t want a broken HVAC system and no one to trust, let me tell you that. If you don’t believe in your heating and cooling tech, don’t hesitate to get a human you can actually trust with your expensive air handling equipment.
Find a local HVAC supplier

HVAC corporation does the scheduling for me

HVAC corporation does the scheduling for me

I admittedly am pretty overwhelmed in life on a regular basis.

I put too many things on my plate and I’ve been trying to clear the dish one item at a time ever since.

Unfortunately, life doesn’t allow you to just ignore all of your problems when you’re ready for them to go away. For example I wish that my heating and cooling system was not something I had to worry about anymore… but here I am, considering if the large centralized heating, cooling, and ventilation system is in need of some service or another. At least I never have to wonder for long – I can just call up my favorite indoor air temperature control repair shop and ask them if it’s time for my indoor air quality control needs to be addressed again. I’m really glad that I’ve always used the same heating, cooling, and ventilation repair shop ever since I had my large central air quality control devices installed several years ago. The technician who put in the AC and furnace is the same technician who now comes and services my heating and cooling equipment on a regular basis. This means he knows my ventilation devices inside and out. I never need to tell him what’s going on or how long it’s been since they were serviced professionally – he’s the HVAC expert! Most of the time, I don’t even have to worry about scheduling my own heating and cooling repairs and maintenance services, because they do all of that for me! I just have to remember to be home so my HVAC devices can be inspected, and the rest is taken care of. At least my ventilation system is simple, so it’s one less thing to worry about.

 

heating dealer

Theme: Overlay by Kaira Extra Text
Cape Town, South Africa