I recently moved into a new house. It was not as shocking as the first time I moved into a new house. There are many different expenses that you don’t think of as you move into your own house. If you moved out of your parent’s home into your new home, you will definitely forget to account for many different expenses. Some of those expenses include cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances, and many other items. Some people even forget to budget for utility bills and property taxes. I am well aware of all of these expenses though. I am also aware of the expenses associated with heating and cooling your home. These expenses can often be more expensive than they should be if you have an old HVAC system. My new house has a ductless mini split air conditioner system installed. This type of air conditioner is extremely efficient. I used to own a forced air heating and cooling system. I never use the heat in my house though. That is because the climate where I live is too warm. A ductless mini split air conditioner will not experience any of the issues that are experienced with ductwork. One thing that I have known about ductwork is that it can cause air loss. Air loss means that you will be wasting money while attempting to cool your home. When you waste air, you waste money. I do not like wasting money. Ductless mini split air conditioners are extremely energy efficient too. They have a variable speed motor that comes installed in them. This helps to save money on your cooling expenses.
Are you ever shocked you forgot to do something? I’m a fairly organized guy. My job requires me to be that way. When it comes to work, I’m good at keeping things in order. That carries into my personal life. I never forget appointments or prior obligations. My car is serviced after I drive a certain number of miles. My dentist appointments are almost always six months apart. That is why I was shocked to hear my air conditioner die last week while I was sitting on the couch. Not that my air conditioner is dependent on my mechanic or my dentist, but that it died because the air filters were clogged. After I heard my cooling equipment shut off that day, I headed to the basement where I heard it making a strange noise. I called the HVAC business I use and had them send a technician to my house the next morning. The HVAC technician checked my air filters almost immediately. When he pulled them out of the air ducts, there was so much dirt and dust that you couldn’t see any light through them. I knew that wasn’t good. The HVAC technician told me this particular filter should be replaced every four weeks. I knew I hadn’t swapped those filters for new ones in at least two years. My air conditioner was working extremely hard to push air through these filters. After months of overuse, my aging cooling equipment finally died. I’ll obviously inspect my HVAC air filters at least once a month in the future.
Exercising is one of my favorite things to do. There is no better feeling than pushing yourself to the limit and then looking back on the feat you just accomplished. Personally, I run every day. I try to run between two to three miles every morning. I then go to work. On my way home, I stop at the gym and lift weights for about an hour. It feels great, especially now that I’m getting older. I always make sure the food I eat is fresh and healthy. Unfortunately, I never worried about the air I was breathing. Despite being in good physical shape, I began getting sick and having difficulties breathing last year. After weeks of this, a friend finally suggested I have an HVAC business come into my home and inspect my indoor air quality. I had never thought about that. A few days later, I had arranged for a professional HVAC technician to come look at my equipment. The very first thing he did upon arrival was inspect my HVAC air filters. I was disgusted with what I saw. There was a lot of dirt, dust and other debris collected in both of my air filters. He opened the air ducts and there was a good amount of dust in there as well. After all these years of taking care of my body, I never thought my heater and air conditioner could affect my way of life. My heating and cooling equipment had been blowing dust around my house for a long time, affecting the indoor air quality of my home.
It has always been difficult to fit everything into your schedule. If you have a busy job there is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with minor things around your home. I know if I had a very stressful job I would not want to have to come home and mess around with my HVAC system. I do understand that even if you take care of your units properly there is always a chance they may break down. The last thing I would want to deal with is a HVAC replacement let alone an air duct replacement. The latter would be the worst possible situation. If my air duct system needed to be replaced it would throw off my whole schedule. That replacement is a major operation. A few technicians would need to come to my house and find where it would need to be replaced. That would be the easy part. Getting to the spot that needs to be replaced would be a hassle. The wall would most likely need to be ripped out to get to the air duct. Then once the repair was done the wall would need to be put back together. This process would not only be time consuming but costly as well. Things like this are bound to happen but I try to avoid them at all costs. I trust my HVAC provider enough to come fix the problem in the most efficient way. I do not want to have to deal with a major appliance replacement when I have many other things in my life going on.
Some people would describe me as a simple man. I enjoy a few things and stick to those few things. I do not like to venture outside of my comfort zone that often. I love my family and I love my air conditioning unit. In the summertime I love coming home and relaxing in the cool air. Especially if I was outside working all day, there is nothing like coming back to a cold house. A while back I had a central air conditioning unit installed in our house. It was one of the best investments that I have ever made. It was and still is one of the most popular systems on the market. However, they are prone to repairs because of the frequent use. Our system needed a repair last summer. It was a hot summer day and I was looking forward to coming home to a cold house. However, when I got home the house was the same temperature as it was outside! I was very upset and called the air conditioning business to have them send a technician out. I told my wife we should go stay in a hotel for the night because I could not take the heat. She thought I was crazy but reluctantly agreed. We went and stayed in a hotel that had great air conditioning. By the next afternoon our air conditioning was fixed. Like I said before I do not like to stray away from the things that make me happy. It may make people look at me weird but I do not care.
One of your main concerns when you get a family is keeping them safe. This can be from anything, from other people to things in the air. It can be very stressful. I found out about a way to protect my family from sickness. Although this is not a foolproof method, it can reduce the potential for them to get sick. The system is called an air filtration system. These units help remove contaminants from the air. Harmful pathogens can travel through your air duct system and into your home. If they enter your body it can cause people to become sick. Air filtration units come in two different types, air cleaners and air purifiers. Air cleaners use a dense filter to remove pollutants from the air. These filters come in various thicknesses. Depending on where you live and how much you want to spend will decide which filter you need. An air purifier is a system that uses electrostatic energy. The pollutants in the air receive an electric charge and then are pulled into a collector that has an opposite charge. This sounds very sophisticated but it is fairly affordable. These systems are designed to help protect your health. They have been proven time and again to take out air pollutants and purify your home’s air supply. I wanted to protect my family and this is one of my best investments at doing so. If you care about your family you will look into buying an air filtration system for your home. It could save your life.
As a high school job I would replace heaters in people’s homes. This was as back breaking as it sounded. I would need to go into the person’s home uninstall the heating unit with a partner and then carry it out. After that we would need to bring the new heating unit back in. I got a few benefits from having this job. First off I became incredibly knowledgeable about the installation process of heating units. I knew what the right way was to install the unit. I knew what calculations needed to be run in order to make sure the system was sized correctly. I cannot tell you how frustrating it was to lug a heating unit into a person’s home only to find out that it needed to be switched with another one. The sizing falls on the shoulders of the technician. A good technician will run all of the right steps in order to make sure you get the right unit. Next I learned how to take care of my unit. I saw many heating units that were mistreated and needed to be replaced well before they should have been. I know now that having a good maintenance program is essential. Many people neglected their units and did not have them tuned up regularly. This resulted in their unit having minor problems then eventually turned into catastrophic ones. Although my job may have been very physically demanding it did help me in the long run. Now as a homeowner I know what to do for my heating unit.
It can be difficult finding reliable service at times. For example, I had a landscaping service working on my yard at the beginning of the summer. I had never heard of the company before I hired them. I just saw one of their ads in the paper. After two visits, I fired them. Not only was the work less than average, they left garbage blowing around my property both times. I decided to just do the work myself instead. Unfortunately, I can’t do all the work around the house by myself. I can’t service my heater and air conditioner properly because I have little to no training in that field. Other than relighting the pilot when the furnace goes out, I have no idea what I am looking at down there. That’s why I’m forced to call a professional in and get the work done. Luckily, I didn’t have as hard of a time finding a reliable heating and cooling provider as I did a landscaping service. A coworker actually referred me to this particular HVAC business. The HVAC technician they sent to my house was not only very nice, he also seemed knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions. I just scheduled a simple service appointment with him to get my heater and air conditioner tuned up. I now feel comfortable calling them for future repairs and installations. The best feeling in the world is knowing you have good people behind you. I’m clueless when it comes to heating and cooling equipment, but with a reliable HVAC business behind me, I feel as though I’m in good hands.
No two people are the same. Everyone has different preferences. For example, my mom likes vanilla ice cream and I like chocolate. Even more specifically, I am comfortable at a certain temperature when I sleep at night than what my sister is comfortable at. It was very frustrating growing up in our house with this difference in opinion. In the summer time, my sister wanted the air conditioning turned down very low. She loved to sleep in the cold weather. I was the exact opposite. I wanted the air conditioning on, but not so cold that I could not sleep. We would constantly argue over this. It came down to the point where we would have to take turns on who set the temperature on our thermostat. When I became older and started a family of my own I wanted to avoid this problem. I went to my HVAC provider and asked if there was a system that could fix this. She recommended a zone control system. She explained to me that with this system I would be able to control the temperature in each room. For example, if I wanted to set my daughters room to sixty five degrees and my room to seventy then I could! Furthermore, I would be saving money since the house did not need to heated or cooled to a certain temperature. I would be using less money and my HVAC system would have a lot less stress. I was very happy to not have to deal with this problem again. Thank goodness for modern technology.
There are numerous benefits to have a quality air conditioning system installed in your home. Your health, integrity of your house, and comfortability can all be increased by a good system. First off there are a few different types of systems that you can invest in. Most commonly there is a central air conditioning unit. This type of unit pushes air through an air duct system in your home. This will deliver cool air throughout your home very efficiently. If you are not looking to spend that much money you can also invest in a zone control system. This type of system is easier to install and handle than a central air system. This requires a few wall mounted units around your home. This will allow for greater control of air conditioning in certain rooms. No matter what system you end up choosing it is important you have a professional air conditioning technician install your unit. The most common reason for breakdowns is due to improper installation. A professional technician will help size your unit so that you can achieve maximum efficiency. Finally once it is installed this unit can greatly help our life. First off the cool air will give your body a break from the heat. This can help regulate your body’s temperature so you do not overheat in the summer time. Also if your home is not equipped for the heat then without an air conditioning unit, its structural integrity can be in jeopardy. Finally, an air conditioner will make your life much more comfortable when it is very hot outside.