I did Not know how to properly work a thermostat

Sometimes, a huge problem can be caused by such a little issue.

The trouble is, it’s not consistently apparent what the issue is, or if its a minor one that requires only an easy fix.

I was quite frustrated recently after I bought a brand new weather conditions control plan installed in our new home. Well, it wasn’t a totally brand new home. In fact, the prior weather conditions control plan needed to be renovated or replaced, because it had been in service for over 10 years. It had not been well-tested by the previous owner either! Having a new weather conditions control plan installed was a priority before moving in, and I paid a pretty penny for a undoubtedly nice model. Trouble with that was, all of the sudden, it stopped finally working the way it should have just a few weeks after having moved in. The heat simply was not kicking on, when I had programmed it to kick on. It’s the middle of March, and a real chill sets in just after dark. The thermostat for our new weather conditions control plan is programmable, and I thought that I had set it to go up to seventy degrees at 8 p.m. Later on, I climbed out of bed to go to the powder room in the middle of the evening, only to learn that it was freezing and the heating plan wasn’t on at all! I worried that our brand new natural gas furnace was already broken, and I was fuming. I called the HVAC supplier that installed it, and they came the next afternoon. Long story short, I simply did not fathom how our own thermostat worked. I did not bother to pay attention to the instructions, and so I paid for the worker to help myself and others understand what I could have already studied on our own!


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Why you need to replace the air filter

Having the Cleanest air is a precious thing! Anyone who suffers from flu symptoms correctly will tell you that they legit miss those afternoons when they could breathe in and out deeply and easily, without breaking into a cough or a sneeze.

  • However, did you know that your Heating and A/C plan will benefit from unrestricted air flow just as surely as you do? Virtually every weather conditions control plan requires some kind of clean air filter.

Nobody wants irritants or any kind of undesired particles floating through the house. An Heating and A/C system’s air filter is supposed to catch this dust, dander, dander, pollen, aerosol-based chemicals, etc. The Trouble is, as you would fully expect, air filters get blocked after a while. At the point the air filter will get blocked, of course, air flow is restricted and your Heating and A/C plan begins to function weakly. It has to work harder to bring your condo to your desired temperature that you set on the central thermostat. Your blower is also over finally working if your air filter is undoubtedly dirty. Again, it’s just the same as trying to breathe through blocked sinuses. If you’re using a furnace, and the air filter has not been replaced very recently, it may also cause the component to get too hot and shut off when you’re trying to operate it at very high temperatures. Gladly, in most cases, replacing the air filter with a fresh, scrub one is easy, and can be done by anyone, nevermind just the Heating and A/C workers. In fact, replacing your air filter for your weather conditions control plan is the most simple and basic form of repair, and is undoubtedly necessary!



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Why I signed up for a Heating and A/C repair plan

It’s best to get a fully certified Heating and A/C tech to do regular repair on your weather conditions control system. A fantastic annual Heating and A/C service plan is an investment costing potentially thousands of dollars. That is a pretty steep sum, but It’s not just a one-and-done purchase… Currently, there are no weather conditions control plans that are self-maintaining or repairing. Think of it this way: you can invest hundreds of dollars, perhaps even thousands of dollars, over the course of the lifespan of your weather conditions control system, paying for repairs that could have been an easy repair if they were addressed abruptly and professionally. Alternatively, you could sign up for an annual repair plan with a reputable Heating and A/C supplier that ensures that your Heating and A/C plan is always working optimally at all times. As a result, you will spend less money and get more use out of your plan to boot! In this era of technological conveniences, it is easy to be lazy. The wife and I love our new creature comforts, but both of us take them for granted and just wish that they could go on providing comfort without any input or effort on our part to maintain them. In the end result, a quick phone call to the local Heating and A/C worker and what may amount to less than a dollar per afternoon going towards making sure that your weather conditions control plan is keeping you nice and comfortable at all times is hardly all that much of an inconvenience. What is a major inconvenience however, is freezing in the Winter months and perspiring bullets during the summer months, because you don’t correctly maintain your weather conditions control system!

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I Remember the AC in university

I’ve got quite a lot left of college loans to pay off. I cannot say that I did not see exactly where all that money was going while I was attending though. My university was undoubtedly nice. Most of the facilities were very aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. The dining commons had the most blissful a/c!! Me and all of our friends usually stayed there, carrying on a conversation long after finishing eating, just to prefer comfortable temps, especially in the summer. Our dorm rooms even had individual thermostats! Talk about getting spoiled; our parents lorded over the thermostats our whole childhood! Still, there was one building that did not have the weather conditions controls set to a sufficient temperature. Actually, it was one unique room in the library, which had 3 separate floors. The computer labs were on the second floor, and it was positively ice-freezing in there pretty much at all times! Perhaps it was because computer unit requires undoubtedly cool temperatures in order to function the most optimally, but personally our ipad works just fine, and I’m not freezing to death in our study room right now! At least the freezing cold air helped one stay awake when pulling all-nighters trying to finish up term papers or learn for exams, then yes, the school library was open pretty much all minutes. Actually, I had friends who were the direct opposite of myself and others and complained that the freezing a/c made them fall asleep while they were trying their best to study. I simply l gained to wear a thick hoodie in the computer lab. I absolutely bought the university hoodie from the shop on the first floor of the library. Maybe they were trying to create a new market for such attire.


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The cafeteria was freezing

I had pretty neat junior high and university experiences.

I went to a large university that had just under three thousand students who attended grades 6th through 12th. The junior high and high university buildings were distant from each other, but the cafeteria was shared by all. It was a nice facility, and both of us legit had fantastic food gave to us most of the time. I suppose I grew up after the age of mystery meats and pizza afternoons during which they served mini, square things. allegedly, “pizzas”, that were more fitting for army MREs than a university. My Mom attended the university long before I did, and he has the one that claims that the lunch menu used to be terrible, but both myself and Mom agreed that the a/c in the cafeteria has consistently been over the top. It is just plain freezing inside that cafeteria all the time! If you were unlucky enough to only be able to find a seat that was directly under the air vents, you had to eat your lunch undoubtedly abruptly if it was hot. If you carried on a long conversation without eating, then the a/c would make something that was piping-hot a few moments before lukewarm, or even colder. During our freshman and sophomore years though, there was one upside to that freezing cold a/c. Lunch was right after PE during those more than one years! The people I was with and I could hardly wait to walk into the cafeteria and let the cool air wash over us after perspiring buckets out in the sizzling weeks! Unluckily, during the winter, the cafeteria was almost just as cold, as if they could not use the heating component at all! Good thing both of us did PE in the gym on most afternoons that it was so cold!


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Taking the afternoon off from my job

Sometimes, you need to take the afternoon off from your job just to take the afternoon off from your job.

If you are a very strenuous worker, and you hardly ever miss a afternoon, every now and then you shouldn’t have the need to justify taking an afternoon off to relax.

That’s our philosophy. I took last Thursday off, and it was glorious. I did not bother going somewhere special, NOPE! I stayed in the whole time. It had snowed the previous evening. There was just shy of a foot of the colorless stuff all over the ground. I figured this was the perfect time to call in. I gave our best impression of someone coming down with strep throat. After I got off the “sick” call, I cranked up the gas furnace and threw a few logs into the fire for fantastic measure. Then, I brewed some tea, toasted a couple of English muffins, and sat down on our big, comfortable couch, wrapped up in blankets. It had dropped into the single digits outside, so I needed every bit of the heat from our furnace and the fireplace. I let our thoughts drift for a moment, to the hardships that I would be going through had I not arranged for the afternoon to be one of rest and recuperation. I imagined at that very moment, I would be trudging into the office in wet boots, cursing the insufficient heating on the floor… Dwelling on such thoughts, I felt absolutely no remorse for treating myself to a fun afternoon. I did not do anything productive that Thursday, but that’s the point. I just basked in the steady warmth of our lucky home’s gas furnace and fireplace, study a few chapters of our latest favorite comic book, and then promptly fell asleep!


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The absence of a/c at the Mexican restaurant

I previously thought that the primary reason that I go to restaurants is for the food.

  • Why would I possibly care about anything else? If I don’t love the food that’s being served at a restaurant, I would never bother to go there.

I never legitimately suppose about the ambience and atmosphere, or whether or not it has conditions controlled in the building. At least, I never used to suppose about that until recently, last Thursday night, I went into our favorite Mexican restaurant, and I was startled by something I would normally not notice. I was so used to opening those double doors and feeling the whoosh of air-conditioned air pour over me. Instead, I was greeted with heat! It was hotter inside than it was outside. The air was so sizzling and stuffy. Me and our partner looked at each other and shrugged. Max and I were both starving by this time, so both of us decided to follow through and get a table. Five minutes in, as Max and I were waiting for our drinks, Max was fanning herself with one of the menus and I felt a bead of sweat trickle-down our brow. When our waiter came with our drinks, I finally asked what had happened with the Heating and A/C system, he said it had been on the fritz since lunchtime, and no repairs could be made until the next afternoon, and needless to say, both of us enjoyed our refreshing sodas a little bit more than both of us would have otherwise. Normally, myself and Max love to order a sizzling plate of fajitas, but both of us were absolutely trying to figure out what could possibly be more refreshing at this point. Max and I ended up staying and eating lunch, but both of us never took for granted a/c in any restaurant ever again!



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My first workplace had no working a/c

On our first workplace outside of the university, I had more than one primary responsibility.

I worked in a “big box” store, but on any given afternoon, I would either bring shopping carts in from the corrals to the store, or I would work in the condo, house & garden section.

Whenever 1 of our fellow co-workers would complain about their work, I would remind them that, at the undoubtedly least, we had such a powerful a/c to cool them as they worked at their cash registers or stocked the shelves in the stores. On the other hand, I was almost always perspiring our butt off! I especially enjoyed how anytime one of the workers in our department called out, someone who normally worked in the weather conditions-controlled part of the store would be sent to assist me, and they would say it was the worst thing in the world. Strangely, I was never asked to work in the store to cover someone else who called out. What a delight that would be to be able to work next to the a/c for just once! So many times, I would clear the parking lot of carts, nearly by myself, and then take a brief moment to rest just inside the building to take advantage of the a/c. One of the assistant supervisors said that I was slacking off, but I was just trying to cool off! When things were legit busy, and the carts were piling up despite our best efforts, those same supervisors would sarcastically me offer a “team building” exercise in which they would go out and help us… Like that would ever happen!


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Loss of a/c in the car convinced me to buy a new 1

I like to save money in any way that I possibly can.

I have a budget for nearly anything and everything. My parents gifted myself and others their very outdated SUV our junior year of high university, and the SUV had already been in the family for numerous years. It had well over 78,000 miles on it by the time it was passed into our hands. I squeezed another six years out of the vehicle, and by the time I was thinking about getting it replaced, it was pushing 150,000 miles. I may be frugal, but the one thing that made myself and others finally decide to get a new vehicle was that the a/c finally failed. I just couldn’t handle that in this oppressive and humid heat both of us experience down here in the south! When I took it to the mechanic’s shop, I was informed that there were a host of other complications with the vehicle, and it was well on its way out. At that point, I was dreaming of a new vehicle with a powerful a/c, and I had managed to save up a fantastic amount due to our aforementioned frugalness, so I finally caved and decided to buy a new vehicle. Well, not a new vehicle, per se. I got a used vehicle from a rental supplier’s sales lot. It had just 45,000 miles on it and was more than one years old. When I cranked the a/c to max on an undoubtedly hot and humid afternoon for the test drive, I fell in love, sure, all the other features were truly fantastic in the vehicle, but I was missing that a/c!
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Good a/c can help our headaches

I get terrible stress headaches on a regular basis. It’s not love I’m freaking out about our workload and all the heavy responsibilities I carry. I do our best to prioritize our itinerary and get things done. It’s just that every now and then, the tiny text on the computer screen will begin to blur, then our head starts to swim, then guess a pain that begins in our temples and travels slowly across our skull and sometimes down into our upper neck. It does not help that our office chair does not supply the best support… Anyway, by the time I return home, our headache can be quite severe, and that’s when I crank the a/c and just plop down on the living room couch directly below the air vent and bask in its coolness. It’s the first thing I do whenever I get back to the condo nearly every work afternoon, and it makes myself and others so grateful that I have an a/c system that I can rely on to cool down, not just our body, but our brain after a long afternoon after work. It’s almost love our brain is a computer processor that needs a heat sink in order to keep from melting away! At least that’s how it feels, quite often. I’m also grateful for the a/c plan at the office I work at, considering that’s where the headaches usually start, and whoever’s in control of the thermostat is a little stingy though, so I still cannot wait to get back to my condo to crank up our own a/c. It’s the little things that help myself and others to keep going strong!


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Took the right tool to find the HVAC bandit

I’m not exactly the handiest of people.

So my tool collection is pretty sparse.

Actually, most of it I’ve had for all of my adult life. Dad gave me most all of it. I think I was quite a disappointment to my dad in the mechanical vein. He was always out in the garage or in the basement working on some sort of project. Where I was pretty studious and stuck to my books inside the air conditioning of my bedroom. So when I was in college and just after, dad was always giving me tools. Which was sort of like giving a five year old a chemistry set. Anyway, I really don’t know all that much about fixing stuff or even diagnosing problems. When it comes to stuff like heating and cooling, I live that to the HVAC professionals. But when it came to a draft I couldn’t find that was costing me money in the winter, I was on my own. And dad would be so proud because I went online to the HVAC company website and learned that I needed the right tool for the job. So I went to the hardware and purchased a thermal gun. It can read the temperature of the air or whatever you point it at. And with that right tool, I found the one window that wasn’t properly insulated when we had the double panes installed. Once I had the window people come out and do it right, the house was so cozy that I could hardly believe it. My wife could hardly believe it either as that might have been the first thing I fixed around the house ever.

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Making use of the usable space in our house with ductless HVAC

When we bought this house, we felt like it was just so big.

Coming from the tiny apartment we had shared since we were married, our new place seemed like a palace. And in a different sense, I think it was our palace in fact. We finally had our names on a mailbox and owned the HVAC equipment. That was such a big deal for us. We were actually in a place that had great quality heating and air. The seller had just replaced the heating and cooling equipment so we had a brand new HVAC unit. We were so happy. And it wasn’t long before we started adding to our family of two. The boy came first and he’s turned out to be a good one. He’s about to be going to highschool and already has a real penchant for academic achievement. I even have to kick him out of the air conditioning for some fresh air and a break from the books. The girls are well, a hot mess frankly. They’re wonderful little women but man are they a handful. Then, we have the dogs and cats. The house just doesn’t seem so big anymore. In fact, until recently, I had a hard time just taking a minute to myself inside the quality heating and air. So believe it or not, I had the HVAC company come put a ductless heat pump inside our finished attic space and moved all the boxes out. I turned it into a cool little spot to hang out read, listen to music or just be quiet.


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