I have some crazy quirks about me, I suppose, like all people do. I especially have problems whenever it comes to the internal control device as well as indoor temperature control… For as long as I can recall, I have been freezing. I’ve constantly felt incredibly unhappy with the drafts, cold air, as well as goosebumps that dominate my life. I have constantly carried around extra layers, from thin sweatshirts all the way up to cold season coats. I have gotten used to continually rubbing my hands together as well as keeping overheated drinks with me at all times so that I can get warmed up when my fingers go numb. In short, I’m no stranger to feeling cold, however this can be a major setback, especially when I am kneeling around as well as laboring on my computer for the day. I don’t like to say, oftentimes, kneeling still means that my circulation is insufficiently moving warm-blooded to my extremities. I get even colder as well as I feel the need to protect myself from any indoor a/c device or drafts from overhead HVAC vents. It’s not very easy being in a shared office with a shared temperature control unit as well as a shared Heating as well as Air Conditioning device, that’s for sure. When I’m at my household, I still have to agonize about the threat of nippy indoor cooling systems, though. In fact, I usually have to block the air vent near my desk in order to get any work accomplished. If there is cool air blowing at my feet, I can’t easily concentrate. I generally shove some pillows next to the air vent as well as go about my work feeling warmer than before. The problem is, I sometimes forget to unblock the air vent blocks. Then I wake up in the middle of the night dripping with sweat. I can’t ever win it seems.
I have some interest in quirks about me, I suppose, like most people do.
I especially have problems whenever it comes to internal thermostat and indoor temperature control.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been cold. I’ve always felt extremely unhappy with the drafts, cold air, and goosebumps that dominate my life. I have always carried around extra layers, from thin sweatshirts all the way up to winter coats. I’ve gotten used to continually rubbing my hands together and keeping hot drinks with me at all times so that I can warm up when my fingers go numb. In short, I’m no stranger to feeling chilly. This can be a major problem, especially when I am sitting around and working on a computer all day. I hate to say, oftentimes, sitting still means that my circulation is inadequately moving warm-blooded to my extremities. I get even colder and I feel the need to protect myself from any indoor air conditioning or drafts from overhead air vents. It’s difficult in a shared office with a shared thermostat and a shared HVAC system, that’s for sure. When I’m at home, I still have to worry about the threat of cold indoor cooling systems, though. In fact, I usually have to totally block the air vent near my desk in order to get any work done. If there is cool air blowing at my feet, I can’t concentrate. I generally shove some pillows next to the air vent and go about my work feeling warmer than before. The problem is, I sometimes forget to remove my air vent blocks. Then I wake up in the middle of the night sweating my butt off. I can’t ever win.
Summer is here and it’s time to deal with heat and humidity again.
But I’m not the kind to simply hunker down in the air conditioning all summer either.
I’ve lived here all of my life except for 3 years when I had to work up north as part of my career path. That was a long 3 years punctuated by 3 of the most intensely cold winters I have ever experienced. It didn’t seem like the gas furnace could get hot enough. I was cold the entire time. It was the worst. So when I got back south to my home area, I was so thankful to be back in the land of the heat pump. That heat pump is such an amazing, versatile piece of HVAC technology. I love the fact that I live somewhere that the winter is so mild, the heater hardly has to come on at all. But the heat pump comes to play when the heat gets up later in the year. I know enough to get outside early or late in the evening to avoid the big heat. During the peak heating hours, I’m on the inside and under the air conditioning. HVAC cooling is essential to living in this climate. And it’s not just for the cooling. The heat pump is also responsible for balancing the humidity level in my house as well. The heat pump is really something. It heats, it cools and it even balances the humidity inside my house. I’m quite thankful to live in an age where the HVAC technology can do all of that with one machine.
Plus, I saved on the cost of the room nights as well
It certainly has been a year of challenges. Honestly, I can’t remember a year that was this challenging in so many ways. But the pandemic and all that brought was really the topper for me. Like many, I initially locked down in the HVAC safety of my home. But as the owner of a business, I simply couldn’t do all of my business from the air conditioning in my house. I had to get onsite with my customers to keep the doors open for my business. And this took a bit of creativity and commitment. There was no way I was getting on an airplane no matter what sort of HEPA air filter system that were purported to have. Nope, it was going to be me getting in the zone controlled HVAC of my SUV and hitting the road. But that also meant that I would be away from my lovely HVAC maintained home for extended periods of time. That was not appealing to me in the least. I like good HVAC and I have had really bad luck at some of the nicer hotels in cities I have flown into. So I was amazed to find that the sort of mid-tier hotels I was staying in off the interstate had steady HVAC. Actually, it was more than steady. The HVAC equipment in these hotels produced heating and cooling comfort on a never miss basis. Now that’st the sort of surprise I like. Plus, I saved on the cost of the room nights as well. Better HVAC comfort and spend less money? Please and thank you for sure.
It took me a long time before I really figured out a better way to spend and be financially responsible.
In fact, it took me taking a class to learn that spending and saving are easier to do than I thought.
Once I started my career, I was pretty much living paycheck to paycheck. I’d come home from work and crank the HVAC to whatever heating and cooling level I wanted at the time. There was never even a consideration of keeping a more constant HVAC setting. I would simply walk out of the house on near hundred degree days with the thermostat set at like 73. How’s that for totally over cooling an empty house. And the money I just threw away was like just a cost of doing business. Same went with my car. It was far too expensive for someone just starting out. Thankfully, I finally did take that basic personal finance class. And I was stunned by the amount of money I threw away simply because I couldn’t be bothered. It also motivated me to take full accountability for my finances. That meant caring a bit and being proactive. The HVAC behavior was a great example. Now, I’m fully committed to saving on HVAC cooling. My little house is super tight. I have a smart thermostat that keeps the inside temperature within 15 degrees of the outside temperature. I even bought sun blocking drapes to stop the direct sun heating from raising the temperature in my home. And when you add up all the saving here and there, including the HVAC, I’m so much more financially sound than I’ve ever been.
It’s sort of weird how when you live with something so long, you get sort of accustomed to it.
That makes sense when it’s something good or even neutral in you life.
I just didn’t expect to ever get accustomed to suffering from allergies. But that’s what happened to a large degree. Yet now, I have relief like I can’t believe due to an addition to our heating and cooling equipment. Had I known that’s all it would take, I would have upgraded the HVAC much earlier. Well, I guess it’s really not as much of an HVAC upgrade as it is an indoor air quality upgrade. Since I suffer from seasonal allergies and we have pets, my doctor suggested I think outside the box. Traditionally, I had just leaned on the meds. But after years of this routine, it was my doctor who suggested that I speak with our HVAC company about improving the indoor air quality of our home. I was sort of surprised because I thought our air filter helped with that. It doesn’t because I have always used the cheap air filters. And they only protect the health of the HVAC equipment. The HVAC company suggested that we try air purification. I didn’t want to fool with anything that sat in the floor. So we opted for the whole home air purification system. It’s able to destroy allergens and indoor air contaminants using UV light. It didn’t take even 12 hours of having the air purifier installed before the indoor air was different. Days later, I am free of my normal allergy symptoms. And I didn’t realize just how bad they made me feel until now.
Last spring I had an accident with my heating and a/c system.
I was slowly being poisoned and I found out when I was already sick.
The drainage pipes had clogged and so this blockage was causing the moisture or water that accumulates on the air duct to go back to the vents and cause pools of water on the floor and growth of mildew and molds. Since the central air conditioning was placed in the attic, the molds and mildew were growing and slowly poisoning me. When the air was flowing through the vents on the cooling equipment, it would circulate all the mold and mildew that I would breathe. I first suspected an issue when I noticed the cooling system blowing hot air because the vents and HEPA filter were clogged. I noticed that the zoned HVAC was making weird noises and it did not help with indoor comfort. I contacted the cooling specialist who eyeballed the unit and declared that it was beyond help and I would have to buy a new HVAC system. I had to consult another cooling workman who confirmed that the unit needed HVAC service and that is when they discovered the blockage. Now the repair makes it feel like a new commercial air conditioning system even though it is a small residential unit. Fortunately, I recovered from the poisoning and no serious damage was done to my organs. I made sure to repair the issue and hired legitimate technicians to take care of my unit. There I learned to take seriously the regular tune-up of any system as it reveals small issues before they grow into more serious and costly problems
When I narrate stories about my life to people and they die of laughter. I see a lot of funny stuff during my job and each day is an adventure and I never get bored. I took a call today to fix a system at a certain office building and when we got there, we were almost laughing at the situation. The staff at the office building were freezing dead in the middle of summer. The commercial air conditioning system was not responding to the wireless thermostat. The system was thoroughly cooling the entire office, the temperatures were too low to help with indoor comfort. This was a laughable situation. Anyway, we got to work doing the quality AC service on the cooling equipment. Part of this HVAC service included cleaning the dirty HEPA filter as well as the air ducts. This was so that there would be a free flow of air throughout the building. The system was a zoned HVAC and some of the regions were receiving adequate temperatures. We figured the issue would be with the level of refrigerant in the central air conditioning. Instead of getting a new HVAC system, some of the cooling workmen ordered the new refrigerant, and the other half of the cooling specialist cleaned and greased the components of the unit. The staff at the building did welcome the adequate temperatures and were not freezing any longer. The low level of refrigerant was due to a leak on the pipes, we traced the leak and repaired it. Now the office managers did not have to deal with low refrigerants and extra-low temperatures any longer. The work took approximately three hours and we created an environment where the employees worked at 10 percent.
When renovating my dream house last year, I struggled with the question of where to place my heating and a/c unit.
I had done my research and different units could be placed at different arrears within and without the house or office building.
Most commercial air conditioning systems are placed on the roof near the foundation of a building. Cooling specialists advise placing the residential central air conditioning outside the house where there is free airflow and no trees to keep away the debris that would harm the cooling equipment. The zoned HVAC would most likely be placed in the attic near the roof since it does not use air ducts. Once we attended to a customer’s cooling unit that had been poorly installed in the basement where there was no adequate airflow. The moisture from the vents had formed on the floor where the unit was placed and because the customer had not paid attention to the recommended quality AC service. The HEPA filter was also disgustingly dirty because it had not been changed for a while. Once we changed the location and repaired some issues with the unit, it did help with indoor comfort. He had issues with the unit from when it was a new HVAC system until the installation was redone. The cooling workman had explained that all the issues had stemmed from the wrong location of the unit and the lack of regular HVAC service. The customer had a dial-up controller that was swapped with a more advanced wireless thermostat. The bottom line is that the location of the a/c unit does matter. Homeowners should ensure that they contract technicians to do the installation.
The zoned HVAC helped clear out the smoke from the living room and since we had just cleaned the air ducts, the room cleared out pretty first.
My friends came to my house to visit today and we had an awesome time. Sharon, one of my long-time friends who lived in another city had come visiting and we had decided to all catch up since she was scheduled to go back home the following day. We chatted about just everything from relationships to money to our careers. There was some wine and some cigars involved. My parents had traveled for work and I thought they were coming back the following day. Sharon had gone to open up her cooling business. She was a licensed cooling specialist with almost a decade of experience. We had just done a thorough and quality AC service on the central air conditioning system and so I knew the HEPA filter would help in removing the cigar smoke. When we had smoked down the entire sitting area, mum texted saying they were coming back that day. I laugh now when I remember how we drunkenly attempted to clean up the house while helplessly fanning the air with our hands. I cranked down the wireless thermostat to help with indoor comfort. The zoned HVAC helped clear out the smoke from the living room and since we had just cleaned the air ducts, the room cleared out pretty first. A trick a cooling workman once shared with me was to sprinkle fabric softener on the fan so that the air being circulated by the cooling equipment would go through the entire house. When my folks came home, they even commented that it felt like a new HVAC system because the air felt so fresh. Thanks to the regular HVAC service, my residential unit now functioned as powerfully as a commercial air conditioning system.
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