Little Boys Love Big Stuff and Mobile Boiler Rental Amazes Stevie

When my son was little, nothing fascinated him more than big old things.

Waiting for the big brown delivery truck was fun, and passing a semi on the way somewhere had him trying to hang out the car window.

Good thing we had him strapped in! I took him to a farm open house one time, but he didn’t care one iota about the animals. When the tractor came out, that’s when his face lit up. That’s why his dad took him to work one day to show him all the big stuff used at his workplace every day. Most exciting to little Stevie was the industrial boiler room. The industrial boilers are constructed of really thick welded metal, and when my hubby explained that there is so much pressure inside an industrial boiler that it could blow up, of course that’s what his little mind wanted to see. Of course, he didn’t really understand the true power of the boiler! He also wanted to hear all about how the boiler works, so his dad patiently explained it to him. The boiler uses a flame (even more fun for a youngster!) to heat up a bunch of water in the boiler tank. The water turns to steam, and big pumps in the boiler room send the water into these giant pipes, where it gets used by whoever needs it. In this case, the industrial boilers feed the bottling plant where my husband worked. He told him the boiler system’s pipes were so big, he could walk right through them, and little Steveie’s got as big as saucers. Years later, when the plant had to get a mobile boiler rental service, Stevie was amazed all over again!

 

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Having an understanding

Have you ever had to haggle with or argue with a company of some kind about a price? I hate it when that happens.

And this was something I had to do recently when it came to our local heating and air conditioner company.

The heating and air conditioner company had overcharged myself and others for Heating, Ventilation plus A/C service that should not have been charged at the rate that he did. He was charging multiple hundred dollars for a easy heating and a/c tune up and check up. It was the most overpriced thing I believe I ever seen in our life! The fight I was having with the heating and air conditioner company over this got so heated I thought a fight was going to break out enjoy a couple of school teenagers! However, when I mentioned calling our credit card supplier and claiming this as fraud, he wanted to calm down and make a deal. So the two of us did just that. I ended up settling with him on a price that was a bit too overpriced for what he did, but it wasn’t cutting the bank enjoy his original charge. I just guess I will never use this overpriced heating and air conditioner company ever again and tell everyone about him. I will be calling our local heating and air conditioner supplier the next time I need an Heating, Ventilation plus A/C tune up or check up. I should have done that in the first venue, even though I guess by calling an independent heating and air conditioner company, I thought I was going to be saving currency. Well I guessed wrong!
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Having an understanding

Have you ever had to haggle with or argue with a business of some kind about a price? I dislike it when that happens. And this was something I had to do recently when it came to our local HVAC business. The HVAC business had overcharged myself and others for Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C service that should not have been charged at the rate that he did. He was charging several hundred dollars for a easy HVAC program tune up as well as check up. It was the most expensive thing I think I ever seen in our life! The fight I was having with the HVAC business over this got so heated I thought a fight was going to chop out love a couple of middle school kids! However, when I mentioned calling our credit card business as well as claiming this as fraud, he wanted to calm down as well as make a deal. So every one of us did just that. I ended up settling with him on a price that was a bit too luxurious for what he did, but it wasn’t chopping the bank love his original charge. I just suppose I will never use this expensive HVAC business ever again as well as tell all the people about him. I will be calling our local HVAC business the next time I need an Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C tune up or check up. I should have done that in the first arena, even though I feel by calling an independent HVAC business, I thought I was going to be saving money. Well I guessed wrong!

 

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Taking a chop today

Having a absolutely tied up week always at work, it is difficult for myself and others to be able to get things done around the up-to-date home that need to be done, but this really was the case when i needed to have a brand up-to-date central HVAC program installed; I could not get the time off needed to be able to have the heating as well as cooling business schedule a time for the Heating, Ventilation as well as A/C specialist to come out to do the replacement; So I had no choice but to take a little chop from work as well as currency in on some of our trip time. I thought since I was going to have a brand up-to-date central HVAC program installed, I may as well get some other stuff done too. So I took 3 afternoons off from work. 1 day was to have the certified HVAC specialist come out to instal our brand up-to-date HVAC system. Then the other few afternoons I was going to get some cleaning work done around the house. The indoor air pollen levels had been pretty bad, so I knew it was time for a deep disinfect that I would not have had the time to do otherwise. This chop from work was well needed. The 3rd day was just a day of rest as well as relaxation. Then it of course, it was back to the slave grind once again, however but at least with this, I was able to get stuff done finally.

 

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Having an understanding

Have you ever had to haggle with or argue with a business of some kind about a price? I dislike it when that happens.

And this was something I had to do recently when it came to our local heating as well as a/c dealer.

The heating as well as a/c business had overcharged myself and others for Heating & A/C service that should not have been charged at the rate that she did. She was charging several hundred dollars for a easy heating as well as a/c plan tune up as well as check up. It was the most lavish thing I suppose I ever seen in our life! The fight I was having with the heating as well as a/c business over this got so heated I thought a fight was going to split out like a couple of middle school adolescents! However, when I mentioned calling our ATM card supplier as well as claiming this as fraud, she wanted to calm down as well as make a deal. So we did just that. I ended up settling with him on a price that was a bit too lavish for what she did, but it wasn’t breaking the bank like her original charge. I just recognize I will never use this lavish heating as well as a/c business ever again as well as tell everyone about him. I will be calling our local heating as well as a/c supplier the next time I need an Heating & A/C tune up or check up. I should have done that in the first locale, even though I guess by calling an independent heating as well as a/c dealer, I thought I was going to be saving money. Well I guessed wrong!

 

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What type of air conditioner should I get to replace my old one?

Recently, an extremely powerful windstorm came through the area tore up everything. There was no tornado, thank goodness, but the damage was certainly comparable. In addition to my roof being beat up pretty badly, my air conditioner was nearly destroyed. I put in a claim with my insurance and they’re going to replace the roof and the air conditioner. Before I call my HVAC provider, I am hoping to get some input on which air conditioning brand would be best. The central air conditioning unit that I had before was the one that came with the house and it worked ok. Since I’m going to be replacing it, I would love to know which central air conditioning brand has worked best for you. This is still my first home and, again, my first experience in picking out an air conditioner. I would like to have an air conditioner with an excellent SEER (Seasonal Energy-Efficiency Ratio) rating. Since I’m getting a replacement air conditioner, I might as well save a little on my monthly cooling bill, right? Let me know what you think. My HVAC provider has an enormous selection of brands, so even if I could narrow my central air conditioning unit brands to 10 that would be helpful! I don’t think the brand or air conditioner I had before is still in business- otherwise I probably would’ve just picked the same type of air conditioner. After I get some a/c recommendations, I’ll reach out to my HVAC provider to see about prices. Don’t worry about price or anything like that. I can narrow it down once I have some a/c choice. Thanks!

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Radiant floor heating pros and cons

Since my home comfort business started offering radiant floor heating, I got a ton of questions.

I figured I would make it easier by listing some of the main pros and cons of radiant floor heating.

Of course, this is not a comprehensive list, but I hope it will be clarifying for you! I’ll start with the pros. Radiant floor heating gives your home uniform heating throughout- you won’t have to worry about insufficient ductwork or what have you. Radiant floor heating is also easy to install and energy efficient (about 25% more efficient than forced air heating). Some other benefits of radiant floor heating are its noiselessness, lack of required maintenance, and the fact that it’s non-allergenic. Some of the issues with radiant floor heating is that your current flooring will need to be replaced. Additionally, with radiant floor heating, you will see that your floor height is slightly elevated. Some folks have complained that radiant floor heating messed up some of their measurements and spacing. I will also say that radiant floor heating is pretty costly. Depending on the type of radiant floor heating you’re looking for, you’re looking at upwards of $20 per square foot! If that’s something that you can afford and something that you want, I think radiant floor heating is a great option. I have radiant floor heating at my house and I’ll tell you, I don’t think I’ll ever go back. If you’re interested in learning more about radiant floor heating, please let me know and we can see what options we have available for you!

 

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Why we got our gas fireplace

When my wife and I got our home, we noticed that it came with a gas fireplace hook up.

We had always wanted a fireplace and having the gas fireplace setup available was one of the many reasons we decided to purchase the home. I grew up in a home with a gas fireplace and I was excited by the prospect of having one again. I have many fond memories of sitting in front of the gas fireplace around Christmastime and in the winter with a cup of cocoa and a blanket around my shoulders. I can’t wait to replicate these experiences with the gas fireplace with my children. I’m looking now for indoor comfort businesses that offer a variety of styles for gas fireplaces. I know we have a certain look that we’re going for in our home and we want the gas fireplace to match. We would hate for our gas fireplace to clash with the rest of our home! My wife would certainly not be excited if I messed up our entire interior design by an eyesore of a gas fireplace. I’ve seen a wide variety of gas fireplace designs online- several of which would look great in our home. I would still like to see the gas fireplaces in-person instead of online just so I’m sure of what I’m getting. Additionally, I would like to see if certain gas fireplaces are more energy efficient than others. I know gas fireplaces help with keeping that heating bill down, but I would like to see if there are some that do a particularly good job. If you know of any indoor comfort businesses that offer gas fireplaces, please let me know.

 

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Now that it’s warm, here’s how to maintain your furnace

Now that the weather is finally getting warm, and hopefully we’ll be able to start going out again, it’s time to do some maintenance and edification.

  • I’m talking about spring cleaning, changing out your sweaters for t-shirts, planting flowers and- of course- switching from your furnace to your air conditioner.

As an HVAC technician, I’m here to suggest some maintenance options. While you’ll put your sweaters away and forget about them for several months, I recommend that you do not do this with your furnace. There are some furnace maintenance tips that you might want to look into. Make sure to clean and replace your filters (yes, your furnace has a furnace filter just like your air conditioner has an air filter). While you’re replacing the furnace filter, in the same area you will find the blower motor. Make sure that your furnace’s blower motor is functioning correctly. If your furnace blower is making a lot of noise, that can indicate an issue. Finally, I cannot recommend highly enough that you clean your furnace’s vents and ductwork. You can call your HVAC provider for this service. Especially since you’re going to be allowing your furnace to sit idle, for the most part, now is the perfect time to get everything in your furnace cleaned and tuned up for next winter. I hope this has been helpful for you! I know that many people don’t think much about furnace maintenance coming into warm weather, but it’s actually one of the best times to get your furnace serviced. I think of it as purchasing winter clothes in the spring- you get a good deal and, come winter, you’ll be much happier.

 

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I need a portable air conditioner

I saw the funniest thing at a picnic yesterday.

You know those little refrigerators that truckers use? They plug into the car outlet and they keep food really cold.

I used to have one and take it camping. It would get so cold that it would actually freeze the food on the bottom. Anyway, I saw this lady at the park with one of those little refrigerators plugged into her car. The door to the refrigerator was removed and her miniature poodle was just sitting in the refrigerator chilling out. The little dog looks so cool and comfortable in there. I, on the other hand, was pretty warm outside at the park. The little dog in the refrigerator really got me to thinking. Why can’t they invent a portable air conditioner that really works? I’ve tried a bunch of portable air conditioners and none of them are any good. To start with, they aren’t really air conditioners. They’re just evaporators. They work very differently. However, the cooling mechanism in the little portable refrigerators is real. It works just the same way as an air conditioner does. So if they can make a portable refrigerator why can’t they make a real portable air conditioner? Then we could all be comfortable just like that little dog. Heck, if I could fit in a portable refrigerator, I’d jump in there too. Then at least I would be cool while still enjoying the outdoors. When I told this to my girlfriend, she said that I could get the same result by just sitting in my car with the air conditioner on. Although that’s sort of true, it’s just not the same thing. I need a portable air conditioner that can travel with me.
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