Thinking About the HVAC Use Will Save Money

I tend to be one of those people who just kind of drifts off at times.

  • There are times when people will be talking at me and I just kind of zone out.

If I were talking to me, I would certainly be put off by this behavior. However, it is not meant to be rude and I try to reign it in as much as possible. I think I just start to blank if I have no interest in a topic. I’m not all that way about machines and animals for some reason. If I am working on my truck, I am completely engaged and paying total attention to the truck. The slightest change ins sound or performance I can detect. It’s just people and their yammering that causes me to drift away. I tuned in to the HVAC the other day. Lucky I did because it saved me a bunch of money. Walking past the HVAC cabinet outside my house, I noticed just the slightest difference in sound coming from the HVAC compressor unit. When I investigated, I also noticed there was a bit of a slight shake going on as well. This was disturbing enough that I went inside to check online for what might be going on with my HVAC system. Immediately, it became clear that any kind of shake going on with the outside HVAC is not a good thing. So, I flipped the breaker on the HVAC and called the HVAC professionals. The HVAC tech found a bad bearing in the fan. Had I not caught it, there could have been a great deal of damage done to the HVAC.

 

 

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There is a Room Where I Can Sit in HVAC Comfort in the Sun

So, I just saw the last of my 62 straight years of hard winters come to a merciful end.

No, I’m not dying. But, I have finally pulled the plug on on month after month of freezing cold and limited sunshine. That is over. We have been able to retire and are leaving the home we love for a smaller version down south. There are some mixed emotions about leaving. I love the people here and hate the idea of leaving them. However, I am also thrilled that I won’t have to worry whether or not the HVAC furnace will make it through the next winter. Plus, heating the house has become so expensive that we are actually going to save money in the new house on utilities. The square footage is much smaller so there will be less to heat and cool. Of course, the area we are headed to doesn’t worry so much about the heating. The winters are incredibly mild. But, the summers are scorchers and there will be plenty of kilowatt hours consumed cooling the house. But, it will be far less than the utility bills we payed for 6 months of winter. This savings has allowed me a dream purchase. We put a sunroom on the side of the house. I can hardly believe that I will be able to sit, sip coffee and enjoy the sun and nature. We even put a ductless HVAC unit out there so I can enjoy the sunroom year round! Without that, the summer heat would simply make it impossible to enjoy. Sunshine, here I come.

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Don’t Do the Warranty Scare Dance

There is an actual physical reaction for me when I realize that I have totally forgotten something that is quite important.

It starts with my eyes becoming saucers and blinking just ceases.

Of course, there is the mouth dropping open bigger than a doctor’s exam. I feel as though my spine has been removed but all my muscles throughout my body are tense. Finally, I round it all out with just an epic display of flop sweat. This just happened to me again. We had a state of the art heating and cooling system installed in our home. The old one just finally quit after more than 20 years of excellent service. My wife and I did a great deal of research on the replacement HVAC unit. We learned a great deal because we wanted to spend our money wisely to get the most efficient HVAC equipment possible. The rest was easy because we have complete faith in our HVAC people. We have been with the same heating and cooling company since we moved to this town. The installation of the new HVAC went off without a hitch. We could not have been more pleased with our choice of HVAC replacement. The thing was twice as quiet as the last one. And the money we’re saving! The SEER number is more than double that of the old unit. It is incredible. Then, one day about six weeks after the new HVAC was installed, I sat bolt upright in bed. Suddenly, I couldn’t remember having registered the warranty with HVAC company. I start flipping out and sputtering when my wife tells me to go back to bed because she did it online the first day.

 

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House Full of Critters Needs Constant HVAC Air Filter Changes

This family is one that is fully in love with all sorts of furry critters.

Often, we even take in strays who need a new home.

Some of them have stayed with us while others we have found good homes. So, our house is pretty full of all sorts of fur. Luckily, we live way out of town on a nice piece of land. The dogs and cats pretty much have free roam of the property. Amazingly, they stay pretty close all the time. Most of them sleep in the house at night. This many dogs and cats means that fur can be a problem. I found out real quick that this much fur can have a very negative effect on the HVAC. Before this, I didn’t generally pay all that much attention to the HVAC unit. I simply paid the bill, set the thermostat and had the HVAC tech out for preventive maintenance. Oh, and I changed the air filters occasionally. Well, that haphazard approach to the HVAC air filters changed real fast. I nearly choked out the HVAC because of all the fur. Once the animals really started to accumulate, I didn’t realize how much fur was collecting on the air filters. That is until I heard the HVAC system making sounds that didn’t sound all that good. Before calling the HVAC people, I checked the air filter. It was completely and utterly clogged with pet fur. Now, I buy HVAC air filters by the case. Most homes need to change their air filters every month. I am now doing it about once every ten days! I may end up having to convert the old barn to house all these animals.

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Fell in Love with Ductless Heating and Cooling

I am so a creature of habit so, change can be quite exhausting for someone like me.

  • Keeping things manageable is sort of how I live my life.

Leaning on the structure and discipline is how I navigate my day. But, change has a way of providing a growing opportunity. So, when faced with imminent change, I just go with it the best I can. The last set of changes, however, were deeply affecting. My last child moved out of the house. He stayed with us once he graduated from college nearby. He wanted to save a much money as he could while looking for gainful employment. Once he was gone, my wife and I looked at each other and knew it was time to downsize. So much for coming home to put my feet up in the HVAC. Now, it was time to move out of the home we occupied for so long and raised our family in. But, it was the right move. Our house was just too much house for just the two of us. A home like ours was meant for a family. Besides, we had just recently upgraded a number of things. There was a new kitchen and a state of the art HVAC system. I knew this would be an advantage to selling the home. So, we bought a small little bungalow that was perfect for us. However, we had to immediately address the HVAC situation. The old central air HVAC was archaic. Instead of replacing all the ductwork and the HVAC, we chose to go with the ductless heating and cooling. We have a couple of these units that do more than enough to keep us cozy or cool. Change can be good.

 

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The Christmas season I despised when I was growing up.

My parents broke I spent many weekends as well as after university ready to help her decorate the house.

It would have been one thing if she just decorated. But no, she was in constant great tuning mode for the entire holiday period. The tree was decorated new almost everyday. I would have been far more content with a cool, colorful tree as well as enjoyable in the comfort of the HVAC heating or cozy home. Fortunately, I no longer live at my mother’s location. However, it took me a long time before I liked Christmas. I do like Christmas again thanks totally to my wife. She is the absolute Christmas Elf. But, in a fantastic way. She enjoys Christmas as well as enjoys decorate. My wife does this for her as well as our kids not to impress anyone. That is simple to get on board with. A large thing in our home is burning a lot of candles through the holiday months. They are everywhere as well as they make the home feel great. Then there is the smell. Every part of our home has its own delightful scents from our candles. However, the candles don’t come without a negative. No, not home fires. But, both of us do make sure both of us burn candles safely. Surprisingly, the large downfall is that the candle wax threatens my heating and cooling system. The wax from the candles ends up in the air. In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return as well as getting caught in the HVAC air filter. I have seen my air filter totally slicked over with candle wax. It was really weird.

 

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In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return as well as getting caught in the air filter

I borderline hated Christmas growing up. My parents split up so, I ended up being my mother’s Christmas servent. It wasn’t great. I spent many weekends as well as after school ready to help her decorate the house. It would have been one thing if she just decorated. But no, she was in constant fine tuning mode for the entire holiday period. She literally kept the tree up the entire year. I would have been far more satisfied with one cool, colorful tree as well as unbelievable in the comfort of the HVAC heating or cozy home. Fortunately, I no longer live at my mother’s site. However, it took me a long time before I undoubtedly l acquired to love Christmas. I enjoy Christmas again thanks totally to my spouse. She is the absolute Christmas Elf. But, in a nice way. She enjoys Christmas as well as enjoys decorate. My spouse does this for her as well as our boys not to impress anyone. That is easy to get on board with. A pressing thing in our lake house is burning a lot of candles through the holiday weeks. They are everywhere as well as they make the lake house feel so cozy. Then there is the smell. Every space of our lake house has its own delightful scents. However, the candles don’t come without a downside. Apart from house fires, the wax can be bad as well. But, every one of us do make sure every one of us burn candles safely. The pressing downside is the fact that all the burnt wax ends up threatening my HVAC unit. The wax from the candles ends up in the air. In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return as well as getting caught in the air filter. I have seen my air filter totally slicked over with candle wax. It’s really weird.
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In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return plus getting caught in the HVAC air filter

The Christmas season was always dreaded by me. My parents broke up so, I ended up being our mother’s Christmas servent. It was not great. I spent several weekends and after school ready to help her decorate the house. It would have been one thing if she just decorated. But no, she was in constant tuning mode for the entire holiday period. Every week was a new decoration for the tree. I would have been far more satisfied with a cool, colorful tree plus relaxing in the comfort of the HVAC heating or cozy home. Thankfully, I no longer live at our mother’s site. However, it took myself and others a long time before I really learned to care about Christmas. I love Christmas again thanks totally to my spouse. She is the absolute Christmas Elf. But, in a relaxing way. She loves Christmas plus loves decorating. My spouse does this for her, and not to impress anyone. That is easy to get on board with. A pressing thing in our beach house is burning a lot of candles through the holiday weeks. They are everywhere plus they make the beach house feel incredibly cozy. Then there is the smell. Every area of our beach house has its own delightful scents. However, the candles don’t come without a disadvantage. No, not beach house fires. But, we do make sure we burn candles safely. The pressing disadvantage is the fact that all the burnt wax ends up threatening our HVAC device. The wax from the candles ends up in the air. In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return plus getting caught in the HVAC air filter. I have seen our air filter totally slicked over with candle wax. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

 

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Not a fan of the holidays

The Christmas season was constantly kind of boring when I was growing up.

My parents split up so, I ended up being our mother’s Christmas servent.

It was not great. I spent many weekends plus after school ready to help her decorate the house. This wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the fact she would continually take stuff down that we just decorated and redecorate. But no, she was in constant fantastic tuning mode for the entire holiday period. The tree practically would stay up the rest of the year. I would have been far more content with a cool, colorful tree plus enjoyable relax in the comfort of the HVAC heating or cozy home. Fortunately, I no longer live at our mother’s site. However, it took me a long time before I could actually start liking decorating. I dig Christmas again thanks to my wife. She is the absolute Christmas Elf. But, in a great way. She prefers Christmas and prefers to decorate. My wife does this for her plus our kids not to impress anyone. That is simple to get on board with. A massive thing in our condo is burning a lot of candles through the holiday months. They are everywhere plus they make the condo feel really at home. Then there is the smell. Every part of our condo has its own delightful scents. However, the candles don’t come without a drawback. No, not condo fires. But, every one of us do make sure every one of us burn candles safely. The massive drawback is the fact that all the burnt wax ends up threatening our HVAC system. The wax from the candles ends up in the air. In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC machine return and getting caught in the air filter. I have seen our air filter totally slicked over with candle wax. It’s crazy.

 

 

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Why I used to hate the Christmas season

The Christmas season was always kind of a drag when I was growing up. My parents split up so, I ended up being my mother’s Christmas servent. It was not great. I spent many weekends and after school ready to help her decorate the house. It would have been one thing if she just decorated. But no, she was in constant fine tuning mode for the entire holiday period. The tree stayed up until after Valentines. I would have been far more satisfied with a cool, colorful tree and relaxing in the comfort of the HVAC heating or cozy home. Fortunately, I no longer live at my mother’s place. However, it took me a long time before I actually learned to like Christmas. I dig Christmas again thanks totally to my wife. She is the absolute Christmas Elf. But, in a good way. She loves Christmas and loves decorate. My wife does this for her and our kids not to impress anyone. That is easy to get on board with. A big thing in our house is burning a lot of candles through the holiday months. They are everywhere and they make the house feel so cozy. Then there is the smell. Every section of our house has its own delightful scents. However, the candles don’t come without a downside. No, not house fires. But, we do make sure we burn candles safely. The big downside is the fact that all the burnt wax ends up threatening my HVAC system. The wax from the candles ends up in the air. In turn, that air ends up going through an HVAC return and getting caught in the HVAC air filter. I have seen my air filter totally slicked over with candle wax. I couldn’t believe it.

 

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