I hope this stops

Our street is pretty short. We have block parties often, just to check in on each other. Recently, we all gathered together to discuss some Energy Conservation Tips that could help us all out. We’re all adamant about preserving our natural earth in this time of temperature change.The weather around here has been extraordinarily strange…

Dual heat pumps

We purchased a very large home a few years ago, imagining all of the benefits of having so much space. Of course the storage space and closets were important to me, considering all of my clothes, shoes, and belongings. We also planned on having lots of social gatherings in our large home. We weren’t so…

Ideal a/c system

One of my college professors recently assigned a project which required us to research how to make a house more energy efficient. I learned some interesting things. Some options made perfect sense.  I knew that turning off lights when not in use, air drying laundry rather than relying on the dryer,and switching traditional light bulbs…

Using a catalytic, clean-burning stove at the cabin in the woods

My friends and I are big fans of outdoor adventures. The aesthetic appeal of spending time in the wilderness, observing nature – that’s what makes us love our weekend trips to the woods, either up north or further south. On occasion, we take longer vacations that require extensive planning. On these trips, we spent an…

Walking A/C

My dad used to work as a carpenter when I was growing up. He used to build houses for a living, but when I was about twelve years old, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming an HVAC maintenance professional. One of my favorite stories that he always tells about a job he was…

Area influence

Everyone knows the United States has many different climates. In the really hot climates your air conditioner will have to work harder just to keep your house cool. This causes strain on the AC unit. Each HVAC system comes with a guide of temperature recommendations to help keep your AC working efficiently. However, some climates…

Updated HVAC device

When my hubby & I first purchased our modern residence, we spent a great deal of time updating the place.  It was an incredibly old, historic mansion located downtown. It had a great history & had lovely, detailed architecture all throughout the residence.  Because of the house’s age, it required a few structural replaces. My…

Motion sensors

Constantly, I have been involved in entrepreneurial enterprises of one sort or another. I was a kid with a lemonade stand, and I have regularly strived to support myself on my own talents, working hard to avoid using my labor to enrich someone else. I have gradually built up my dealer acumen over the years,…

I hate court

There were several complications to resolve, when my hubby, Colin and I separated after twelve years of marriage. Colin was quite successful with an investment portfolio which included some prime real estate.  I had quit my job in order to care for the home and our three small children. I was very worried about how…

Going to work

After graduating from high school, I decided to look into additional education programs. I did not want to go to a university and follow the typical plan, but I also didn’t think I could survive without some sort of license or training… I started looking into trade programs. I was not really set on a…

Walk-in Sauna

My current employer doesn’t offer an on-site fitness facility. I wish that they did, because it would be so much easier to get workouts in that way! But since my job doesn’t have one, I’ve had to look elsewhere for a place to workout. Recently my family and I became members at a local community…

Hockey Game

My friends have always loved going to sporting events, especially hockey games.  I was not a huge hockey fan to begin with, but after so many years of watching hockey games with my girlfriends, I have learned to love the game.  The fans and the atmosphere make it so exciting. The only aspect about the…

Airplane

Last month I was forced to fly across country for work.  Now I hate flying, I would rather drive anywhere instead of fly.  However, this time I had no choice but to fly since the trip was a last minute thing.  The day I was scheduled to leave I woke up feeling tense and crabby.…

Continued problems with brand new furnace leads to replacement

A little over year ago, I purchased a whole new heating system, expecting the investment to pay for itself.  I was hoping to trim my monthly energy bills and enjoy a far warmer and more comfortable home. The furnace was installed by a local HVAC contractor at the end of the summer.  I actually looked…

Air conditioner repair reveals accumulation of mold and algae within the system

When I first started up my air conditioner in the spring, I knew something was wrong and should have scheduled professional service.  The cooling system did not seem to be putting out as much air as normal. It was running for extremely long cycles, making more noise, and yet struggling to meet demand.  Despite lowering…

Smart A/C

It seems like everything is getting smarter these days,doesn’t it? YOu can buy smart cars that practically drive themselves. You can buy these little gizmos to make your house a smart home. There are smart dog dog collars and accessories. Now, I just found out that you can get smart A/C. Smart A/C technology includes…

Tornados

I’ve never had to experience a tornado in real life, the ones I’ve seen have always been in dramatized movies.  They look absolutely terrifying and up until a few days ago I never thought they would be something I would have to worry about.  Boy was I wrong! I got the alert on my phone…

Massage

I absolutely love my monthly massage. It’s the one time that I take for myself. I only think about myself. I only care about myself and my body. I can be present in my mind without having a thousand thoughts running around in there… The only thing about my massage experience is the temperature. The…

HVAC charge

My wife and I recently purchased a brand new home. With a brand new home comes several responsibilities. I would never have imagined that owning a home would be so difficult. You have to take care of such things as mowing the grass,and other things like that. You also have to make sure you take…

Zones for HVAC

I’m sure by now you have heard of the new ductless HVAC system.  I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that you’ve seen the small, indoor units in restaurants and offices around town just to name a few places where a ductless HVAC system may be utilized.  That ductless cooling system is always found high up…

AC is a concern

I bet you don’t know what is lurking in your A/C ductwork.  I know, because I’ve seen the photos of ductwork, before a ductwork cleaning, and an image of the ductwork taken after the cleaning.  You might be very surprised to know what dirt, dust, pollen and other irritants are pulled into your A/C ductwork…

Women in HVAC

It’s a man’s world. That’s what they say. Or at least that is what they used to say, because from where I sit the future seems female. Women are going to school in greater numbers. Women are controlling more and more of the country’s wealth. They are starting to stand up, be counted, and take…

Forced

So it’s come down to this. I have now just purchased my third space heater and my frustration is through the roof. During the winter time, my apartment gets so cold that I could die. I have only been living here for just four months, and it has been a total nightmare. When sleeping at…

A/C nightmare

In the city, it can be hard to find a good apartment rental. The apartments that are close to town, are far too expensive to afford. The apartments that are affordable, aren’t in very safe neighborhoods. When my girlfriend and I started looking for an apartment to rent together, it took forever. We looked for…

Convincing my Nana to come with me to the cold Doctor’s office

My Nana and I, we’re basically the same person. We both have a lot of the same mannerisms, and we both even make the same face when we’re irritated. It’s funny how stuff like that can skip a generation, isn’t it? Weirdly enough, we even have the same medical issues. Nothing too bad, thankfully, but…

HVAC problems

When my hubby and I bought our first house, we were still very young. We were right out of college, and starting our new careers. We didn’t know a lot about home repairs. We had to call a contractor, for every problem that occurred in our new place. When the sink started leaking profusely, we…

furnace repair

A few weeks ago, the weather started to get much colder. The leaves had fallen from all of our oak trees, and the animals seemed to disappear. There has been frost on the ground in the morning. Though our normal winter temperatures are quite mild, the weather has been very chilly lately. The forecast is…