We are happy with our heating system

Many of our friends are nervous to see Summer coming to an end, but every one of us like the heat and humidity and I often wonder why they even live in the area both of us do… Our Winters can be absolutely severe and absolutely long and if they were to relocate down south they could care about the warmer temperatures for a longer phase of time, then at any rate, I actually look forward to the beginning of fall.  I like just about everything about it including the crisp feeling of a fall day where I can stand outside on our porch and care about our coffee, however i suppose it may sound weird, but I even care about turning on our heat for the first time of the Season. It means that I will have to pay higher energy costs but I don’t mind because I can snuggle under a blanket and care about the hot of the Furnace at the same time, while also means that our number one colors will be everywhere and I will be able to buy just about everything there odors care about pumpkin spice… There is 1 pressing thing that I make sure to take care of before the freezing Winter temperatures arrive, and that is to have our oil furnace tuned up and our ductwork check for any destruction that may have occurred over the summer. A faulty Heating & Air Conditioning plan can end up costing you a fortune in high energy costs and even repairs if you wait too long to have it fixed, however my parents always told myself and others about the importance of this and I never forgot that advice. Even though I am much older now and I have owned a home for various years I can still hear our dad telling myself and others that I was better to be safe than sorry when it came to something as pressing as heating our home.

electric heater 

I am good to go

Many of my friends are sad to see summer coming to an end. We love the heat and humidity and I often wonder why they even live in the area we do. Our Winters can be very harsh and very long and if they were to relocate down south they could enjoy the warmer temperatures for a longer period of time. At any rate, I really look forward to the beginning of fall.  I love just about everything about it including the crisp feeling of a fall morning where I can sit outside on my porch and enjoy my coffee. I know it may sound weird, but I even like turning on my heat for the first time of the Season. It means that I will have to pay higher energy bills but I don’t mind because I can snuggle under a blanket and enjoy the warm of the Furnace at the same time. While also means that my favorite colors will be everywhere and I will be able to buy just about everything there smells like pumpkin spice. There is one crucial thing that I make sure to take care of before the freezing winter temperatures arrive, and that is to have my furnace tuned up and my ductwork check for any damage that may have occurred over the summer. A faulty HVAC system can end up costing you a fortune in high energy bills and even repairs if you wait too long to have it fixed. My parents always told me about the importance of this and I never forgot that advice. Even though I am much older now and I have owned a home for several years I can still hear my dad telling me that I was better to be safe than sorry when it came to something as important as heating my home.

furnace 

I didn’t leave anything to chance

My boyfriend, Jeremy, just loves to go camping in the middle of nowhere.  He is content to sleep on the ground, live out of a tent and cook his meals over a bonfire.  Jeremy is constantly trying to convince me to go camping with him. I prefer to enjoy modern amenities, such as hot showers, flushing toilets, microwave meals, a soft pillow and a thermostat.  I don’t want to be at the mercy of either the heat and humidity or cold rainy weather, with no access to a furnace or air conditioner. Jeremy promised to book us a cabin in the woods with all of the modern conveniences.  He said there would be a small kitchen, bathroom and a working heating and cooling system. I agreed, and we drove to a very secluded spot, where we then needed to hike for over an hour to get to the cabin. The cabin was situated on the edge of a beautiful lake, surrounded by huge trees, with a view of the mountains.  This was in late November, and the air was quite chilly. As soon as we unloaded our supplies, I searched the cabin for the thermostat. All I found was a wood burning fireplace. Instead of operating a gas furnace with a thermostat, we had a saw for cutting down trees. We spent hours chopping small trees into manageable logs, which we then hauled inside.  The logs were dirty and brought in mess and bugs, They were also damp, which made them nearly impossible to light. The cabin constantly reeked of woodsmoke, and we had to sit right up close to the fire to keep warm. Everything else about the cabin was wonderful, but the lack of a modern heating system ruined the trip. It was far too much work, and I never felt warm enough.  The next vacation Jeremy and I take together, we’ll be staying at a resort with heating, cooling, swimming pool, fitness rooms and all of the luxuries that make a vacation enjoyable.

air purifier 

Maybe it needs new batteries?

I am seriously thinking about becoming an HVAC serviceman. The reason all has to do with a service call I had out to our beach house a week ago where the HVAC serviceman was kind enough to take me through all the steps to service our heater! It all started a few weeks ago when we were sitting around the living room enjoying some family time! We were playing a board game and having a fun time when our son started complaining about how frosty he felt. It was a bit cold in the beach house so I turned up the control unit plus went back to playing! After about 10 hours I noticed that it didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. I went over to the vent and sure enough, no hot air was coming out. After double checking to make sure the control unit was switched on I went downstairs to examine the heater. It was not running and hitting the reset switch did nothing to service the situation. I began to worry as it was pretty frosty outside and I didn’t want the pipes to freeze or us for that matter. I went back upstairs and called an HVAC corporation that advertised 24-hour service. I had a repairman out at the beach house an hour later to service the oil furnace, then he showed me how to check all the components and how to change out the ignition switch which had become faulty. After getting this crash course on HVAC repair, I suppose it might be a great section for me to get into.

AC products 

This ductless AC is amazing

I am seriously thinking about becoming an HVAC specialist, then the reason all has to do with a repair call I had out to our lake house a week or so ago where the HVAC specialist was kind enough to take me through all the steps to repair my heater. It all started a few weeks ago when we were resting around the living room enjoying some quality family time… All of us were playing a board game and having a fun time when our daughter started complaining about how chilly she felt. It was a bit chilly in the lake house so I turned up the thermostat and went back to playing. After about five minutes I observed that it didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. I went over to the vent and sure enough, no hot air was coming out. After double checking to make sure the thermostat was switched on I went downstairs to examine the heater. It was not running and  hitting the reset switch did nothing to repair the situation. I began to worry as it was pretty cold outside and didn’t want the pipes to freeze or us for that matter. I went back upstairs in addition to called an HVAC business that flaunted 24-hour service. I had a repairman out at the lake house an hour later to repair the heater. He showed me how to check all the components in addition to how to change out the ignition switch which had become faulty. After getting this crash course on HVAC repair, I suppose it might be a good space for me to get into.

furnace 

The temperature of my home

After retiring from our jobs, my husband Craig and I decided to get into flipping houses.  We have been quite successful at this. We search for homes in good neighborhoods which are priced low because of neglect.  These houses typically have a solid structure but need a great deal of work and updates. Since Craig and I are both extremely handy, we complete the majority of the work on our own and are able to turn a profit when we sell.  Craig and I are capable of installing new plumbing, replacing windows, building walls, remodeling kitchens, and bathrooms, and replacing roofs. We take care of landscaping, painting, and cleaning. The only thing we really don’t want to get involved with is concerns with the heating or cooling system.  Craig and I have no experience with installing furnaces, boilers, heat pumps or air conditioners. We aren’t equipped to replace or seal an old duct system, and we worry about potential safety hazards. Plus, the cost of replacement of heating or cooling equipment is extremely high. Although we always insist on a home inspection before making an offer on a home, we also hire a professional, certified HVAC contractor to look over the entire heating/cooling system.  The HVAC contractor lets us know if the heating and cooling system can be expected to operate reliably and effectively for the next few years. He gives us an estimate of the lifespan and cost of any necessary repairs or service. Most of the time, the heating and cooling equipment simply needs a thorough cleaning and tuning to operate properly.

climate control 

Disinfecting the dishes

I am seriously thinking about becoming an HVAC employee, however the reason all has to do with a repair call I had out to my apartment a month ago where the HVAC worker was kind enough to take me through all the steps to maintain our gas furnace. It all started a few weeks ago when we were resting around the kitchen enjoying some family time… We were playing a board game and having a fun time when our kids started complaining about how chilly they felt. It was a bit chilly in the apartment so I turned up the thermostat and went back to playing. After a few hours I noticed that it didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. I went over to the vent and sure enough, no warm air was coming out. After double checking to make sure the thermostat was switched on I went downstairs to examine the gas furnace. It was not running and hitting the reset switch did nothing to help the situation. I began to worry as it was pretty chilly outside plus I didn’t want the pipes to freeze or us for that matter. I went back upstairs and called a HVAC company that displayed 24-hour service. I had a repairman out at my apartment an hour later to repair the gas furnace, however he showed me how to check all the components and how to change out the ignition switch which had become faulty. After getting this crash course on HVAC repair, I recognize it might be a good area for me to get into.

gas heater 

Do you have a thermostat?

I am seriously thinking about becoming an HVAC technician. The reason all has to do with one service call I had out to my house a week ago where the HVAC technician was kind enough to take me through all the steps to repair my heater. It all started a couple weeks ago when we were sitting around the dining room enjoying some family time. We were playing a card game and having a fun time when my son started complaining about how cold he felt. It was a bit chilly in the house so I turned up the thermostat and went back to playing cards. After about five minutes I noticed that it didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. I went over to the vent and sure enough, no warm air was coming out of the vents. After triple checking to make sure the thermostat was switched on I went downstairs to examine the heater. It was not running and hitting the reset button did nothing to fix the situation. I began to worry as it was pretty chilly outside and I didn’t want the pipes to freeze or us for that matter. I went back upstairs and called a local HVAC company that advertised 24-hour service. I had a repairman out at the house in an hour later to fix the heater. He showed me how to check all the components and how to change out the ignition switch which had stopped working. After getting this crash course on HVAC repair, I think it might be a good area for me to get into.

humidifier 

That was loud

I am seriously thinking about becoming an HVAC technician. The reason all has to do with a service call I had out to my house a week ago where the HVAC technician was kind enough to take me through all the steps to repair my furnace. It all started a few weeks ago when we were sitting around the living room enjoying some family time. We were playing a board game and having a fun time when my daughter started complaining about how cold she felt. It was a bit chilly in the house so I turned up the thermostat and went back to playing. After about ten minutes I noticed that it didn’t seem to be getting any warmer. I went over to the vent and sure enough, no warm air was coming out. After double checking to make sure the thermostat was switched on I went downstairs to examine th3 furnace. It was not running and hitting the reset switch did nothing to fix the situation. I began to worry as it was pretty cold outside and I didn’t want the pipes to freeze or us for that matter. I went back upstairs and called an HVAC company that advertised 24-hour service. I had a repairman out at the house an hour later to fix the furnace. He showed me how to check all the components and how to change out the ignition switch which had become faulty. After getting this crash course on HVAC repair, I think it might be a good area for me to get into.

air conditioner 

We can prevent this if we try

A couple of years ago, when I was complaining over the high cost of our monthly energy bills, my husband admitted to adjusting the thermostat without telling me.  While I was walking around in sweaters, determined to minimize the workload of the furnace, he was cranking up the heat right before we went to bed at night. He liked having the home nice and warm while he was falling asleep.  Unfortunately, this meant that the furnace was running at peak capacity all night long. We decided to upgrade to a wifi thermostat, hoping to trim costs without sacrificing comfort. Although the thermostat was surprisingly expensive, we have definitely recovered the investment through energy savings.  During the week following installation, the wifi thermostat learned our typical schedule and preferences and built a program accordingly. It now keeps a perfectly comfortable temperature while we’re at home and automatically makes changes to conserve energy when we’re away or asleep. My husband can be perfectly warm when he crawls into bed at night, but I’m not spending a fortune to heat the house while we’re asleep.  The thermostat also provides helpful maintenance notifications, such as reminding me to change the air filter every month and schedule professional upkeep every year. It will actually send a text to my phone, alerting me if the home suddenly gets too hot or cold. I can avoid undetected problems with the furnace and potential damage, such as water pipes freezing. When my husband and I recently went on a week-long trip, we forgot to set the thermostat to vacation-mode before we headed out.  It was easy to make this change through my smartphone, and we no longer needed to worry about wasting energy.