Hypothetical trip to Mars

I’ve seen talk about people wanting to send people to Mars. That is such an interesting thing to think about to be honest. I wonder what the trip would be like. I mean, you would have to have the perfect climate control system on a spacecraft that is able to take you so far. Of course, you would have to start your journey at just the right time when you can reach Mars when it is closest to the Earth. If I had to make a trip like that, I think I would be alright as long as I was able to listen to music, speak with my family, and have the ideal temperature control settings. It would be devastating if something horrible happened though like running into space debris or having a critical system failure. If you didn’t have the heating system working out there in space, you would certainly freeze to death. Then, even if everything goes according to plan, you still have to worry about landing on Mars safely. That seems like it would be very difficult in itself. You wouldn’t quite know what to expect when you arrive. I suppose you would have to set up some type of dome system and perhaps grow vegetative plants to create oxygen. You would need to be able to grow food and everything as well. The thing is, I assume that you would never be able to come back to Earth if you went to Mars, but I could be wrong about that. You would definitely need all solar panels for all your energy needs and powering things like the climate control system. It definitely sounds like an exciting experience regardless of the dangers.

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I don’t think I would last in a zombie apocalypse

If you are into zombie movies and shows like me, you’ve probably thought about what it would be like to be in a zombie apocalypse. I feel like if the world came to that, I can’t imagine that I would be able to survive for very long. First of all, I’m not very good when it comes to going without comfort. I would want to relax with my air conditioning system working regularly, and that noise would likely attract all the zombies to my house and I would be eaten right away. Even if I managed to get away from all of the zombies, I couldn’t imagine trying to survive walking the streets and hiding away from these zombies. You would have to be in excellent shape to keep running like that and you would have to scavenge for food and everything, it just seems like such a depressing lifestyle. You would at least be able to use the climate control systems in cars, but the cars probably wouldn’t last very long without a limitless supply of gasoline. There is some kind of hope though like in shows similar to the ‘The Walking Dead’. I was impressed with that show as they kept it going, but there were a lot of brutal and depressing situations I have to admit. I appreciated it when they were able to build a community where they were able to keep the people safe, even though it was temporary. To be able to live in a house in a community with good climate control and everything, that seemed like a paradise while it lasted until everything went to hell.


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Wish son went into HVAC like his friend did

I love my son more than anything.

When I became a dad I knew that I was going to be an awesome parent.

All of my priorities changed in life and my focus became firmly rooted on the tiny human in front of me. I absolutely love my kid and I would do anything for him. That being said, I really wish that he made some different decisions in life. Specifically, I would be especially proud of him if he had followed in the footsteps of his best friend and gone into Professional heating, cooling, and air quality control. When my kid was graduating from high school he didn’t have the best grades. However, he was dead set on attending a 4-year University to obtain a basic business degree. Meanwhile, his best friend decided he was going to attend the local trade school so he could earn his heating and cooling certification in under 2 years. After that, he would be able to jump into the air quality control industry and immediately start working as a professional heating, cooling, and air quality control professional. My son had a few negative opinions about this trade school strategy. He went to his fancy University, racked up a bunch of student debt, and promptly returned home without a job. Now, my son is still living in our house and using our central heating and cooling system. Meanwhile, his best friend is supporting himself with his own HVAC repair shop. The kid actually comes over to maintain our heating and cooling system… And I have a feeling my son is a bit embarrassed about his own decisions.

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It’s best to live as separately as possible

We spent many years bickering back and forth about the air temperature control settings on the thermostat

When I was younger I was definitely obsessed with the idea of falling in love. I think it’s hard not to be after we are raised in a culture that is obsessed with romance. I grew up in the era of successful rom-coms and they definitely put some unhealthy ideas in my head about how relationships work. Specifically, they tell you that falling in love is the difficult part. Once you have found your partner, everything works out like a fairy tale ending. I’m here to tell you that that is absolutely not true. Nobody should be expecting perfection from their partner or life fulfillment. In fact, I have realized that the best option for me is to live as separately from my partner is possible. This might sound cold… But that’s sort of the problem. I realized a long time ago that my husband and I have very different indoor air temperature control needs. He is very warm blooded and he likes to run the air conditioning unit all year round. I swear to God in the dead of winter he would rather use the air conditioning system than open a window. Personally, I feel the exact opposite about the indoor air temperature. I prefer it to be rather warm and stagnant inside the house because my body is always chilly. We spent many years bickering back and forth about the air temperature control settings on the thermostat. I know that we put our heating and cooling system through a lot of abuse with the up-and-down temperature changes. Then, we realized that it was best to invest in a few mini-split ductless heating and cooling systems. We spend our time in separate locations around the house, but at least we are both comfortable.


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Start with simple solutions

HEPA air filters are capable of removing over 99.99% of airborne contaminants and toxins

Sometimes I look at my peers and wonder why they make everything so complicated. Don’t get me wrong, this applies to everyone on the planet regardless of their age. I think that a lot of us suffer from irrational decision-making and brain overload. At that point, we tend to get ahead of ourselves and make decisions that are a lot more complicated than they need to be. Sometimes it’s easiest to just start with the simplest solution and work your way up. This is what I’ve been trying to tell my wife for the past two months as she has been determined to upgrade our entire central heating, cooling, and air quality control system in the name of improved air quality. Don’t get me wrong, I think that air quality is extremely important. It makes a big difference in your respiratory health and overall immune system functioning. I don’t recommend that anybody lives with airborne contaminants that can irritate their respiratory systems and make their health into a massive problem. That being said, I think that we should hold off on replacing our furnace, air conditioning unit, and air purification device and try some simpler options first. Namely, it would behoove us to invest in a few HEPA air filters before we go all out with air purification purchases. HEPA air filters are capable of removing over 99.99% of airborne contaminants and toxins. They can work in tandem with your existing central heating, cooling, and air quality control system so you don’t need to invest in a brand new HVAC. I know my wife wants fancy indoor air temperature control solutions, but I think we should start with the easiest one before we put ourselves into debt.



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Servicing furnace to make winter slightly better

I have to say, I never thought that I would be in this position.

I have been a die-hard fan of leaving this area every winter so I can avoid the horrible weather conditions that are headed into the region. As you might imagine, winter in the midwest is nothing to sneeze at. It gets extremely cold, there is a ton of snow, and it can be outright dangerous. For many years I have been escaping to the south in order to enjoy warmer, balmier weather conditions. I find that the outdoor air temperature is so pleasant I don’t even need to worry about my indoor air quality control equipment down there. That being said, it looks like I will be staying in the Midwest for this winter. I am not happy about this development in my life and I really wish that I wasn’t stopped with this freezing cold condition. However, I’m doing what I can to make the best of it. Namely, calling out the local heating, cooling, and air quality control dealership to have my forced air furnace professionally inspected before the cold air sets in. I have learned the hard way too many times that you do not want a heating breakdown in the middle of winter. Not only do you face the real possibility of hypothermia in the brutal cold, but you spend a lot of money for the heating and cooling technicians to repair your central heating system without pause. I have been financially and personally affected by winter too many times to let this heating failure happen again. I may be stuck here, but I will have excellent indoor heating this year.


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The hills are alive with the sound of cool birds

My wife and I have been camping for the past few weeks, because we are both working from home right now.

We might as well enjoy a different, quiet, and peaceful scenery while we work from home.

We have a small cabin at the lake with very little internet capabilities, but we make it work. It’s just fast enough to keep up with important business clients on zoom or skype. We purchased a signal booster which really improves the quality and the speed. We moved to the lake house in May and we have been here for several weeks. I love sitting on the front porch listening to the birds. In the morning, I can hear hundreds of different birds flying through the area. I even heard a couple of woodpeckers early one morning and they aren’t really native here. Being in the hills by the lake is a lot more fun than sitting in my apartment listening to the sounds of industry. My wife and I live in the city and our apartment is located in the warehouse district. Just down the street is an HVAC parts warehouse that ships and receives items at all hours of the night. I’m sure the HVAC parts warehouse is the reason why we can afford the rent. Most people don’t want to live near the warehouse because of the noise and the constant movement. My Dad worked in the heating industry when I was younger, so it makes me think of him. It’s still nice to get away to the lake where the only sound is birds.
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The appliance store is closing down for good

On the southside of town there is a small appliance store that has been in business since 1950. The space has been serving the area for 70 years, but the doors are closing next month. I found out last night when I went to buy a new part for the furnace. I always go to this particular appliance store because they are close and they always have the right parts. They stock many appliances like refrigerators, freezers, HVAC machines, water filters, toasters, ovens, and more. They also carry replacement parts that are extremely hard to find. Most people have to call a professional or consult a repair person when they have issues, but the appliance store made it possible for us to work on our own equipment. I located the problem with the furnace and I ordered the part from the store. When I picked up the new part for the furnace, I was really surprised when I found out the store is closing down soon. The company has occupied the space for my entire life. Online warehouses and discount suppliers put a dent in the small business. The art of fixing items is lost and most people just replace machines when they break down. That’s great for HVAC business and department stores, but it’s terrible for people like me that want to save money. I won’t be able to buy replacement parts anymore after next month unless I wait for shipping. If the parts don’t fit then I have to ship them back. I’m not looking forward to seeing the doors close after all these years.

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An air purifier can help reduce allergens in your home

Research studies show that air filters and air purification devices can remove harmful indoor particles like allergens, mold, mildew, and odors. These machines remove particles from the air, but there are a few other important steps to prevent harmful particles from coming back. Each week, all of the fabric Furniture, rugs, and carpet should be cleaned with a HEPA filter vacuum. Bedding, stuffed animals, and pillows should be washed weekly in hot water. Bathing your pets frequently is another way to avoid animal dander. The HVAC air filter should be changed every 30 days with an allergen reducing filter. My wife and I decided to buy an air purifier for our home when the government ordered us to begin quarantining. Both of us were concerned about the indoor pollutants and a virus. My wife was the first person to suggest that we buy an air purifier and I was completely on board with the idea. We wasted no time researching the best item for our home. We selected an air purifier with a HEPA filter and a UV light. The HEPA filter helps to trap harmful particles as they pass through the system and the UV light kills any germs and viruses. Until the numbers start to dwindle, my wife and I aren’t taking any chances with our health and safety. Other members of our family and a few of our friends have also decided to purchase an air purifier. I bet the sales are through the roof for many of these HVAC companies and installation service centers. Everyone is worried about the indoor air and the threat of sickness.

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A/C problems in the hotel are ridiculous

My partner and I paid $300 to stay at a luxurious Hotel overnight.

That might not be a lot of money to some people, but that was almost a whole week of pay for my partner and I.

It was a special occasion and we were there to celebrate. We picked a room with a jacuzzi tub big enough for two people. As soon as we entered the door, we were unhappy with the room. The water glasses were dirty and there was no toilet paper on the roll. I called the front desk and they offered to switch our rooms, but I thought it was easier for them to fix the problems. My partner and I settled in for the evening with a couple of bottles of wine. We started drinking early and it got very warm in the room. I decided to turn the AC thermostat down since both of us were feeling warm. I adjusted the AC thermostat from 72 degrees to 68 degrees. I waited a minute or two, but the AC never came on. I turned the temperature down to 65 degrees and waited. I still didn’t feel any cold air coming out of the vents. It was almost dinner time, but I called the front desk and I requested a new room. The desk clerk told me that they were all booked up for the evening. I told them that was not true because they offered to put me in a different room earlier. I told the clerk that the AC was not working and that my partner and I were not going to stay in this room without cool air.


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