I always knew what I wanted to do for a living. I wanted to make art for a living. A lot of people turn up their nose when you tell them you want to do that for a living. They think it sounds childish and that you will be poor for the rest of your life.  knew that it would be difficult but I eventually made a nice little career out of everything. It was so rewarding when I finally realized I had made it. Unfortunately, I had no skills around the house once when I finally became an adult. I especially didn’t know how to manage my HVAC equipment. When I bought a new house, the heater needed to be replaced immediately. I simply wanted to replace the existing gas furnace with a newer model. I called my friend to see if he could install it for much cheaper. I didn’t want to hire a professional HVAC business if I did not have to. They cost a lot of money and I didn’t want to waste it. However, that really backfired on me because my friend had no idea what he was doing and did a very poor heater installation for me. I was so mad at myself for putting my friend in a situation to fail. It costed me a lot of money that I wouldn’t have had to spend in the first place. Getting that HVAC equipment installed the right way would have been the better decision. I will remember that when I need a new air conditioner next year.cooling

We are all afraid of something aren’t we? Some of us have more extreme fears while others are small. The common type of fear is heights, the dark, or spiders. It is often you will hear someone say one of these things. We are only human so it is natural for all of us to feel scared at one time or another. There has always been one thing I have been scared about. I have always been scared about my HVAC unit breaking down. I do not know why this is such a big deal to me. I take pride in my HVAC unit and know that it is important. I do not think I could live without it. It does seem silly to some people, but not to me. To avoid having this fear become real I do many things. The first precaution I take is to schedule appointments to have my HVAC unit get a tune up. I get these twice per year. An HVAC technician comes to my house and cleans the whole unit. Sometimes he finds defective parts and replaces them. I always make time for an appointment in the fall and spring. Some other things are very simple. In the winter it is important to get as much heat in your home without using the HVAC unit so much. I open my curtains, shower with the door open, use the dryer, and dry cycle on the dishwasher. It means that my HVAC unit does not have to work as hard. There is heat being produced some place else. In the summer it is important to keep heat out. When I shower I get good ventilation to get the heat out. I close the curtains and skip the dry cycle on the dishwasher and don’t use the dryer. I have not had to face my fear yet.

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Life for me would be nothing without my friends. They have been there for me through all the good and bad times. We help each other out when one of us needs it. It is really valuable that you can have people you can count on and trust. My friends can often count on me for many things. I took the initiative to have an HVAC unit installed into my friends home. She agreed to it and said it was okay. She did not want to go through the hassle of picking things out because she gets scared. When she does not know much about things she likes to avoid them. That is why she has been suffering without an HVAC system for so long. Finally, she will get one installed. I warned her that her home may get a little messy if we put in central heating and air. Duct work would have to be placed throughout the house. That means tearing things apart. We decided that that wasn’t best and went with something more up to date. We went with a ductless air unit. This means that there will be several wall mounts throughout her home. They circulate air in the specific areas in which they are located. All of these wall mounts are connected to an outdoor condenser using electrical wires. The installation was easy and there was no mess. The HVAC technician gladly helped and answered any questions my friend had along the way. He also showed her exactly how to use the system. I think she is going to like this unit a lot.

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The changing of the seasons brings about so many changes in life. The most obvious changes are the ones that happen in the environment like the leaves changing color or the precipitation changing form. However, seasonal changes also bring about things in our home. For example, I always move the grill from the deck to the garage during the winter. I also redo the mulch in the flower beds when the summer arrives. It’s a yearly cycle for these things. The yearly cycle should also dictate how you care for your HVAC equipment as well. It is important to understand why the seasons are so crucial to your heater and air conditioner. First, imagine that you go to turn your heating equipment on in mid-November. There is a good chance that heater hasn’t been used since April. That is almost a seven month gap in between uses. Think of all the dust and dirt that must have collected in and around your heating system. As soon as you flip that switch, all the debris gets sucked into the machine. Not only will that clog your heater, but it will also negatively affect your indoor air quality. The same exact situation can happen in the early summer when you go to turn on your air conditioner. That cooling equipment has been laying dormant forever! The easiest way to correct these things is to have your HVAC equipment maintained by a professional before the heavy workloads. If you ignore your units at these times, there is a good chance that they will fail prematurely.

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How clean do you usually keep your home? If you are a clean freak, it might freak you out to know that your house is filled with millions of dust mites. However, you should know that they aren’t all that harmful and there’s nothing you can really do to get rid of them. What also might kill you to know is that your home’s ductwork is most likely filthy as well, especially if you have never had them cleaned. On the one hand, it is very difficult to access the air ducts inside your home because they are hidden mostly by walls and ceilings. On the other hand, air ducts are still very easy to access when it comes to dust particles and insects. What can you about your dirty air ducts? It’s simple, really. You need to do some homework and find an HVAC company in the area that specializes in ductwork cleaning. Even if you think your actual heater and air conditioner are clean, it doesn’t mean your other HVAC equipment is shiny and looking like new. An HVAC technician should bring some special tools in order to properly clean the ductwork. A special brush is needed to reach some of the places that are hard to reach or normally unaccessible to the homeowner. While this may seem like difficult work, the tech should feel comfortable cleaning your heating and cooling equipment. If they seem unsure about the process, it may be a good idea to find someone else to do the job because your air ducts are expensive to replace if broken.

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Are you struggling through the summer months because your home is too warm? Sometimes window air conditioners are great, but they don’t supply enough cool air for your entire house to keep you comfortable. If you don’t have air ducts in your house, you can’t install a central air conditioner either. Don’t worry though. There are ductless air conditioning systems that can supply cool air to your entire house without the need for ductwork. Ductless air systems have many great benefits. They have the ability to utilize zone control. This means that you can operate the individual units at different speeds and different temperatures. There will be many indoor ductless units installed in your home. Generally, it is best to have a professional HVAC service come to your home to set up a plan where all the indoor units will be mounted. These HVAC technicians are trained to do this work, and you should be able to count on them to get it right the first time around. They will need to drill a three inch hole in your wall where the indoor cooling unit will be going. This hole will be where the electrical wiring and refrigerant tubing goes to connect to the outdoor unit. Installation of a ductless air conditioning system is not all that difficult and should be finished within hours. You will be able to run the cooling unit the same day it was installed. This works out great, especially if it was a hot and humid day, You will really needed some relief. What better way to relax than in your cool and comfortable house.

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Sometimes I love my job and sometimes I hate my job. I work from home so the benefit of this is that I do not have to go anywhere. I can work in my pajamas. The downfall is that I do not have very many friends. My social life is missing a little. Since I work from home it is vital to me that I love my home. I have to be in it a lot. There is nothing I do not like about my house. Last summer there was one thing I did not like. My HVAC unit shut down. It was so hot in the house. I could not even focus to do work. I called and HVAC technician because I know nothing about HVAC units. I tried to get some work done. I could not afford to take a day off. When he finally showed up later that day he inspected the system. As it turned out the compressor was broken. It broke down just like that. I had no idea it was about to happen. This was not a cheap repair. Often compressor repairs are expensive.. It also took this technician forever to replace the compressor. I was not sure if it was because he did not know how to do it or if it was a lengthy task as usual. How ever long it took was time I was not getting work done. I needed him to be done sooner than he was. I kept asking him questions about when it was going to be finished. When I look back, I should have been nicer to the HVAC technician. He took care of all of my HVAC needs that day. He was kind and did not show a bit of frustration.

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Installing something expensive into your home can never be an easy decision. You want to get all the right parts. You also want to get what you will pay for. It can be a big decision and some might even say life changing. It could be life changing when you are installing an HVAC unit. There are so many decisions to make. Decisions that include both the air conditioning and the heating. This should be a life changing event, but for the better. An HVAC business can meet with you to discuss your needs and wants. They will send an HVAC technician to your home to see what could best suit your home. In this case, size matters. You do not want your HVAC system working too hard because it is too little for your home. Once you have this figured out you have some options. Some people like to be old fashioned and keep the central air and heating. This is a great system. You can also have things like zone control and updated thermostats. Many HVAC systems include a thermostat that you can control right from your smartphone. This gives you the ability to change the temperature of your home from wherever you are. After you make these decisions, let the HVAC technician do his job. He will provide you with the most efficient and energy saving unit you could ask for. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. He is there to help you with all of your HVAC needs. It is always important for you to be comfortable in your own home.

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When it comes to my household we have a lot of pets. We have 5 dogs, 7 cats, and many other small case animals around the house. With having all of these animals I find myself constantly dusting and vacuuming. We have a lot of household dust that has been a problem in the past for our heating and cooling system. Due to the fact that we have to many animals we find ourselves changing out filter more often than usual. All of the dust and debris from the animals clogs up the filter and it puts a lot of strain on my HVAC. We have also had issues with multiple hairballs in the duct system and have had to get them cleaned a few times. One time my husband accidentally bought the wrong filter. I had no idea because he had replaced it before i got home from work. a few weeks went by and i noticed signs of us needing a new filter already. I knew it had just been changed and should not be due for another couple of months. When I went down to check I noticed it was not the one I normally buy. It was very thin and got clogged up extremely fast. When I asked my husband he said it was because it was cheaper. This is never a good reason to get the wrong filter! The wrong filter can cause a number of problems for your system. Including too much debris getting into the system and causing mechanical and electrical problems. You never want to cheap out on your filters, they are a very important component to your system.

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There are many people who will go on without knowing that they need new duct work. Sometimes it can be hard to tell when it is the right time for replacement or for a repair. If you suspect that your air ducts need to be replaced or repaired contact a professional for an in home consultation. They will come to your home and help you determine whether to replace, seal, or repair your ductwork. The first sign that you will need a repair is strange noises or if your airflow is not reaching certain areas of your home. Another common issue is air leaking out of small holes and cracks. If you have a home that you know or suspect that work has never been done to the ducts it is best to call to get them sealed. This assures you that your air is specifically going to the areas you want it to and not leaking into the walls. this will make your system and ducts much more efficient. In other incidences repairing or sealing your ducts is not enough to fix the issue. In older homes especially it is often recommended that you replace all of your ducts. This may sound scary to most, however, if you use the right company they will handle the entire situation for you. Some of these resolutions may be pricey. However you will be saving money on your energy bill and this will help with making up for the money you put into the repair.

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