This past weekend consisted of an event of epic proportions. I don’t even know where to begin with describing it. My Dad had scheduled a big house party for the end of summer celebration we always had as a family. We were going to have a big barbecue outside, and just have a grand old time. Unfortunately, we also had some HVAC system repairs scheduled for the same day. My cousin Larry is extremely handy with tools. Him and his best friend Donald agreed to tackle our heating and cooling system repairs for a “reduced price.” My Dad is very tight with his money, so he quickly agreed. The fun began when Donald found some “disturbances” is the ductwork. He was looking for cracks and leaks, but he found “proof of life.” Some type of animal had been nesting in the ductwork. It didn’t take long for Donald to run down the attic stairs screaming, with a small rat chasing him. I never laughed so hard. Meanwhile, my cousin Larry was trying to fix the outdoor portion of the HVAC system. He was tinkering around with his tools, when all of a sudden a giant goose snuck up behind him and honked right in his ear! He threw down his HVAC system manual and ran like a marathon athlete! After all the animal induced humor, my cousin got back to fixing the HVAC system. It took them a couple of hours to get the whole cooling system back in running order, but it sure gave us some great comedy relief.
Just recently I had noticed that our air conditioning wasn’t as cool as it has been in the past, and I thought that was strange because I did have respectable repairs done with our local Heating, Ventilation, and A/C Company. I did remember that the specialist who came over said it would be nice to begin thinking about an update in the near future. I didn’t think a lot about it until now because our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit has consistently been working well until recently. I consistently changed the air filters so I knew that wasn’t the issue. I called up our local HVAC repair store and they sent over an HVAC repairman to check things out. The woman did confirm that the system was just old, and she proposed that I would do well by having a modern system installed. She talked to me and my wife about the possibilities as she made an assessment. She proposed a few possibilities such as the radiant heating flooring and smart thermostat. She basically said that having this type of Heating, Ventilation, and A/C method would save myself and others a lot of money in utility expenses. She explained by having the smart thermostat, I would be able to control our household thermostat from anywhere using my cell phone. I could monitor the heating and cooling system plus collect updates telling me and my family about how I’m saving money. Also, the program within the smart thermostat would begin to understand our preferences and automatically program itself. For example, if I tended to turn the cooling system on in the day, it would remember that and begin to cool by itself at that exact time. I thought that was pretty neat. The radiant heating flooring would heat all our floor surfaces making sure everything is nice and comfortable in the cold weather seasons. I knew my wife would love that since she constantly complains about the ice cold floors through most of the year. I decided to go for it and before I knew it, I had an awesome and modern heating and cooling system.
Just recently I had noticed that my air conditioning wasn’t as cool as it has been in the past. I thought it odd because I did have regular maintenance done with my local HVAC Company. I did remember that one technician who came over said it would be good to start thinking about an upgrade. I didn’t really think a lot about it because my HVAC system has always been working great, until recently. I always changed the air filters so that wasn’t it. I called up the HVAC Company and they sent over an HVAC repairman to check things out. The guy did confirm that the system was just old. He recommended that I would do well by having a new system installed. He talked to me about the options as he made an assessment. He recommended a few options such as the radiant heating flooring and smart thermostat. He basically said that having this type of HVAC system would save me a lot of money in utility expenses. He explained by having the smart thermostat, I would be able to control my thermostat from anywhere using my phone. I could monitor the system and receive updates telling me about how I’m saving money. Also it would start to understand my preferences and automatically program itself. For example, if I tended to turn the A/C on in the morning, it would remember that and start doing it after I set it that way often. I thought that was pretty neat. The radiant heating flooring would heat all my surfaces making sure everything is nice and warm in the heating season. I knew my wife would love that since she always complains about the ice cold floors in the winter time. I decided to go for it and before I knew it, I had an awesome new HVAC system.