I was happy to see the low gas bill

After a few weeks of overpaying on the gas bill, I was gleeful for the prospect of saving some money finally! He installed the smart control machine that same day

A couple weeks ago, I observed that there was something wrong with our oil furnace; I got a few different gas bills that seemed way higher than usual! So that’s when I started paying a little more attention to how long both of us let the heat run. I also noticed where we kept the temperature. Despite being conservative with our temperature settings, I observed that the fan was still running most of the time. After another high gas bill, I decided to just call a heating and cooling worker to come take a look at the oil furnace for me. When he looked at the oil furnace, the heating and cooling worker did not detect any problems at all with the oil furnace itself. Finally, he realized that the problem was with the control unit instead. It turns out that the control machine was malfunctioning, which caused the oil furnace to task much harder than it needed to… Ultimately, the heating and cooling worker said that it was time for me to get a replacement for the control unit. He proposed that I go with a smart control unit, as it will allow me to save both energy and money. After a few weeks of overpaying on the gas bill, I was gleeful for the prospect of saving some money finally! He installed the smart control machine that same day. I immediately saw a big decrease in our energy usage. I was ecstatic when I saw how low our next gas bill was.

 

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I had to replace our thermostat

A couple of months ago, I noticed that there was something wrong with our oil furnace; I got a gas bill that seemed higher than usual; At that point, I started paying more attention to how long I let the heat run.

I also noticed where we set the temperature, however despite being conservative with my temperature settings, I still noticed that the fan was running most of the time. After another high gas bill, I decided to call up a heating plus cooling professional to come take a look at the oil furnace at the house. When she looked at the oil furnace, the heating plus cooling professional did not detect any major concerns with the oil furnace itself. Finally, she realized that the concern was with the control unit upstairs. It turned out that the control unit was malfunctioning, which caused the oil furnace to work harder than it actually needed to, but ultimately, the heating plus cooling professional said that it was time for us to upgrade the control unit. She suggested that I go with a smart control unit for the thermostats. It will allow me to save lots of energy plus currency, too. After a few months of overpaying on the gas bill, I was excited for the prospect of saving some of my money. She installed the smart control unit that same morning. Immediately, I saw a sizable decrease in all of our energy use. I was really thrilled when I saw how low our next gas bill was.

 

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Thermostat needed to be replaced

A couple months ago, I noticed that there was something wrong with our furnace. I got a few gas bills that seemed way higher than usual. At that point, I started paying a little more attention to how long we let the heat run and where we set the temperature. Despite being conservative with my temperature settings, I noticed that the fan was running most of the time. After another high gas bill, I decided to call a heating and cooling technician to come take a look at the furnace. When he looked at the furnace, the heating and cooling technician did not detect any problem with the furnace itself. Finally, he realized that the problem was with the thermostat. It turns out that the thermostat was malfunctioning, which caused the furnace to work harder than it needed to. Ultimately, the heating and cooling technician said that it was time for me to replace the thermostat. He recommended that I go with a smart thermostat, as it will allow me to save energy and money. After a few months of overpaying on the gas bill, I was excited for the prospect of saving some cash. He installed the smart thermostat that same day. Immediately, I saw a huge decrease in our energy use and I was thrilled when I saw how low our next gas bill was.

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Had to improvise when I lost my job during the pandemic

When I ended up losing my job during the pandemic, I had no choice but to go on unemployment for a little while.

In the meantime, I asked the children if they had any ideas to make money while I was out of work.

My son came up with a surprisingly good idea. He reminded me that my brother owns a massive junkyard and he suggested we look for items of value like old HVAC parts and sell them for money. I thought to call up my buddy who happens to be an HVAC professional and I asked him to come along with me to help me discover HVAC components that are valuable. He really does have a good eye because he was excited and pointed out all kinds of valuable items. There were ancient heating devices and cooling devices that were quite valuable, especially if they were repaired. He actually helped us to repair some of these items and we were able to sell them for a pretty good price. I was happy when I finally was able to get back to working again after about a month. My children decided to continue looking for valuable items though, mostly HVAC components like humidifiers and air purifiers, but they also found other valuable stuff they sold for a hefty profit. I suppose they can make this a regular business and do well for themselves, it’s good they have options like that during hard times. Personally, I don’t think I would have ever thought to sell items for profit, I would have just kept on looking for a new job until I was hired.

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I was really hoping to get a geothermal HVAC system installed

It wasn’t long ago when I decided to get a quote for having a geothermal HVAC system installed in my home. I ended up talking to my father about it and asked if I could get a loan from him to afford this fancy geothermal HVAC system. I was telling him how I would pay him back in payments, but he said unfortunately that he was not able to help me out because his funds were too tight. He said he wished he could because he knew how much I wanted a highly energy efficient HVAC system, especially one that doesn’t pollute the environment. Well, it wasn’t but a day later when my uncle came to visit out of nowhere. He said that he heard I was looking to get a geothermal HVAC system installed. He said he would pay for the whole thing so I could focus on taking care of my family and putting food on the table for the youngsters. My uncle is a rich guy, but he rarely ever offers to share his money with anybody, even close family. I don’t know what it is that my father said to him, but he for some reason became extremely generous and helped me pay for this geothermal HVAC. I told him I would cover a portion of the cost, but he insisted that it was all on him. He said how he always admired me over the years and appreciated that I was so concerned about helping to improve the environment in this crazy and polluted world.

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The nice HVAC professional helped me finish the HVAC install

When I went looking for help with my HVAC system installation, I ended up finding a local contractor who was running his own business.

He said he sometimes would have his brother help him out with different HVAC projects, but his brother wasn’t NATE certified like he was. I was happy to know he was a certified expert and hoped he wouldn’t give me a hard time about the HVAC install. I actually installed this ductless mini split myself. I didn’t even get a DIY package, I went for a regular one where you have to flare the lines yourself. I actually did a pretty good job with the flaring though and even the HVAC expert said I did good work. He inspected everything and there were no issues. I basically just needed help with the electrical wiring and then charging refrigerant to the line sets. He was more than happy to do this work for me and for a very reasonable price I might add. He even said he would take credit for the HVAC install so that I could get the full warranty. I didn’t think he had to do all that, but he was a very nice guy and he said he couldn’t even tell that this HVAC system wasn’t completely installed by a professional. He also helped me check for leaks in the lines which there were none. It’s amazing because now I have this excellent working HVAC with fantastic energy efficiency. On top of that, I have my full warranty completely intact after it was inspected by the NATE certified expert.

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We had a fantastic time camping this year

This year we made plans to take the whole family camping.

At first I thought we would just pack everybody up in the van, but then I realized that we wouldn’t have enough space for all our equipment.

I ended up looking into trailers, but the sizable trailers would need a powerful truck to pull them, so I looked into RVs. The RVs were more to my liking and all our kids thought they were awesome too. We ended up renting this nice RV that had a great climate control system and enough beds to sleep all of us comfortably. The RV also got great gas mileage because it was a hybrid RV camper. This thing was so amazing, it had solar panels all around it making it look cool and energy efficient. I think it’s good for people to go for such vehicles because they create less pollution and we’re on the right path to helping save the environment. Well, it was my ultimate goal to help my family connect with nature. We found a nice camping area next to a small stream. My children really had a lot of fun with that. They made little boats and raced them in the stream and it was fun watching them have so much fun. We also built a nice fire in the fireplace and cooked our dinner. After dinner, we would roast marshmallows, often making s’mores as well. We had a great time in that camper and the kids said they can’t wait to go camping again, which is a beautiful thing.

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It was sad when my grandmother passed, but the trip was pleasant at least

I remember a long while ago when my grandmother passed, I went out to the funeral. Of course I had to be there, my grandparents always meant the world to me. I ended up renting an economy vehicle because I wanted to save on the costs of gas. I also smiled thinking how I was also helping to save the environment to some degree by going with such a car and it even had a great climate control system. It was way better than my gas guzzler car that I drove to and from work. Anyway, it was a smooth ride out to the west part of the country. While it was a sad occasion, I had an enjoyable trip being able to see the sights and I loved how much I was saving on gas too. These hybrid cars I learned work very well and the car also had a pretty nice sound system along with a climate control system that kept me comfortable all the way there and back home. It was good to see all my family and old friends that I haven’t seen in a long while. It’s strange sometimes realizing how many family you have but hardly ever get to see. I realized I should focus more on going to the family reunions so that I could actually keep up with the people in the family who care. I also started thinking more about how I could help lower the amount of pollution we created too. I ended up trading my gas guzzler car for a hybrid that also included a reliable climate control system. I would have liked to go all electric, but that was too costly for me. I also would have liked to invest in a geothermal HVAC system which would reduce my carbon footprint, but that was a little too pricey as well. I ended up going for an energy efficient ductless multi-split system.

 

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We mainly had great experiences at our local movie theater

When I asked my wife if she wanted to go to the movies some time ago, she said she would love to.

We went to this local theater which actually is very nice.

You can tell that they renovated the theater recently and all the seats were extremely comfortable and modern. The only issue when we walked in was the fact that the theater was freezing like most theaters tend to be. Fortunately, we expected that and we were both wearing jackets even though it was particularly warm outside. We walked around to see where the best seat would be and we found them alright. We found that way in the back where we had a great view, we were not directly under any HVAC vents. This meant that we didn’t feel that ice-cold AC freezing us if we were sitting anywhere else and it was very comfortable. We have been to that movie theater many times since that time and we always claim those spots. There was one time when there were some people already sitting there, but we said we would buy them all popcorn if they let us sit there. I know that seemed kind of ridiculous with the price of popcorn, but they were nice people and I just wanted to have another enjoyable experience watching a good movie with my wife. We honestly have never had a miserable experience at this theater, except for the time when we went to see a 3D movie. I honestly didn’t like the 3D glasses, and you couldn’t watch without wearing the glasses, but wearing those gave me a headache.

 

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New to indoor temperature control systems

The minute we walked into Pam’s apartment, I immediately felt that the indoor air quality was not good.

Pam had just moved into the country, and the culture shock she experienced was more than she had anticipated. I had five years of experience in the place, but now and then, I would come across something new. When I looked around the apartment, the first thing I noticed was that it had a mini-split air conditioner. I asked her if she had switched it in she said that she had no idea what was its purpose. I explained to her that it was for temperature control indoors. I showed her how to adjust the heating or cooling of the apartment through the thermostat. I had learned how to use it from a friend who has one because, in my house, I had a heat pump that I handled like a baby. The air conditioning tune-up was always timely, and now and then, I would ask the cooling expert to check the HVAC duct if there was a joint that needed duct sealing. I had recently changed to a new air conditioning service provider, and I loved their services. I recommend the HVAC business to Pam because she would need all the help she could get. The company also had a new contractor who was new to the place and likely understood Pam better. The other thing I discovered about Pam’s uni was that it had zone control, which I had always wished to have. I explained to her what it was all about and how she would use it to reduce the amount of energy used to heat or cool the big apartment. Pam was so impressed by how much I knew about HVAC she told me to take up a job as a cooling specialist.
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The first time dealing with a mini split air conditioner

Bobby was frantically looking for a manual in the kitchen cabinets.

The funny part was that he was expecting to find the manual for the mini-split air conditioner.

He had never come across such in all the places he had ever lived, including his parents’ house, and it was a new air conditioning experience. It had not occurred to him to use his phone to search the internet the whole time. The last house he lived in had a heat pump, and so did his parent’s house, where he had moved out seven years ago. He had already gotten into a comfortable routine with it. He would even inspect the HVAC duct for any leaks, and he had perfected the art of duct sealing, but now this system was an enigma. It was ductless and had a zone control mechanism. For temperature control, he would use a WiFi-enabled thermostat. They had installed an application on his phone where he could adjust the temperature in different areas in his home, even from the office. Although not new in the HVAC business, the technology was new to him. He called the home services company to seek air conditioning tune-up services, while in reality, what he wanted was for the cooling specialist to explain to him how the installation worked. I told him to watch a YouTube video of how it works, but he said it would be better if a cooling expert explained it to him in person. Later in the day, the tech arrived. He was a new contractor working for the company, and since he was in the area, he was the one to respond to his call. By the end of the day, the indoor air quality had improved. He had learned how to operate the unit.

 

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A zone control system to mark the next chapter

To achieve HVAC zoning in my home, I always thought that I had to have a specific type of equipment, such as a mini-split air conditioner, but I was wrong.

During the last air conditioning tune-up, the cooling specialist had me say that I wished I had a zone control system. She asked why I had not upgraded to one. I told her that I had a heat pump and did not plan to buy a new air conditioning unit for that purpose. It led to a lengthy Q&A session where she explained how the system works. They would put dampers in the HVAC duct to regulate and redirect air to specific areas in the home. With the help of a thermostat, they could customize temperature control to particular home regions. The tech would have to redo duct sealing to ensure no leaks. The unit would be ideal, mainly because my house has large windows and the upper floor was a lot warmer than the lower floor. I was so excited by all this new information the new contractor gave me. The cooling expert told me that combined with annual air conditioning tune-up, it would also improve the indoor air quality. I was thrilled to embark on this new project, mainly because of the approval of the adoption papers, and in a month, I would welcome a three-year-old girl to my home. By then, I would have got the new system installed and running. The future was looking up for me. It would mark the beginning of a new chapter in my life. After years of waiting, I was going to be a mother.

 

 

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