My Mom has had terrible physical fitness for the past few years! She was ran tests on with Obesity, in addition to while the issue has progressed slowly, she is really showing the symbols of it. My mom still works, however I am not sure how much longer she can do it. Thankfully, she just do some office work and it is not too strenuous, then one thing she has had trouble with is moving around from day to day. She regularly has trouble standing up, but my mom in addition to the doctors both agree that it is because she is not expending ample effort during the afternoon! Because she does not do much good, she spends most of her time dozing off on the couch, in addition to by the time night comes, she cannot fall asleep. The doctors recommend that my mom spend thirty or so minutes exercising everyday. My Mom is not the type of gal to get a gym request or even go for a simple walk, instead, my mom purchased a mini trampoline, and she jumps for 30 min everyday, she cranks the A/C way down to keep cool, then jumps on the trampoline, then without any issue, she forgets to turn the thermostat back upwards, so by the time my mom gets in the shower, the air conditioner has made the area unquestionably frigid! Then, my mom turns the gas furnace on in addition to does not remember about that too! Then, the house is way too hot! My mom finally got  sleepy of having to always adjust the thermostat, so my mom called a local Heating in addition to A/C corporation in addition to had them put in place a smart thermostat… She has the thermostat to control it for her!

cooling

Summer is most definitely my favorite season. I love the warm days, the long vacation from school, and swimming in the lake. One of my favorite summertime activities though, is going on road trips with my friends. This past summer, my friends and I made a planned out a trip down south. All total, we would be spending 24 hours in the car.  It was about a 12 hour drive each way.  I was really looking forward to seeing the sights and hanging with my friends.  I offered to drive my car but my friend said she would feel better driving her own, I agreed with her to keep the peace. What my friend forgot to say was that her air conditioning was broken. This car ride felt like pure torture!! I wanted to open the windows to get cool air in the car but then I couldn’t speak with my friend or hear a music. The old saying of “you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone”  definitely applies to this situation. I only lasted a few hours until I had my friend drive to the nearest repair shop to see someone about fixing the HVAC in the car. After we told the technician about our trip and that we still had another eight hours inside the car, he felt bad for us and assured us he’d work on it right away. In a few short hours, my friend and I were back on the road with a functioning air conditioning system. Finally we could talk and listen to music all while staying comfortably cool. This should be a lesson to always check that your car is working properly before enduring long road trips.

central HVAC system 

My dad has had poor health for the past several years, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and while the sickness has progressed slowly, my dad is absolutely showing signs of it. He still works, although I am not sure how much more he will be able to. Thankfully, my dad just has an office occupation, so it is not too strenuous, then one thing my dad has had trouble with is getting a great night’s sleep. My dad constantly wakes up in the night… My Dad and the doctors both say that it is because he is not expending enough time during the afternoon, but because he does not feel good, he spends most of his time dozing off in a chair, and by the time night comes, he cannot fall asleep. The doctors say that he needs to spend thirty or so minutes exercising everyday. My dad is not the kind of man to get a gym sponsor or even go for a easy walk, then instead, he bought a mini trampoline, and from 4:30 to 6:00 everyday, he cranks the AC way down to keep cool, then jumps on the trampoline. Without fail, he forgets to turn the thermostat back upwards, so by the time he gets the shower, the cooling system has made the condo truly freezing! Then, he turns the heating system on and forgets about that too! Then, the condo is way too warm! My Dad finally got tired of having to always adjust the thermostat, so he called a local HVAC corporation and had them put in a smart thermostat; He sets the thermostat to go down while he is exercising, then go right back up.

thermostat

My dad has had bad health for the past several years. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and while the disease has progressed slowly, he is definitely showing signs of it. He still works, although I am not sure how much longer he will be able to. Thankfully, he just has an office job, so it is not too strenuous. One thing he has had trouble with is getting a good night’s sleep. He constantly wakes up in the night. My mom and his doctors both agree that it is because he is not expending enough energy during the day. Because he does not feel good, he spends most of his time dozing off in a recliner, and by the time night comes, he cannot fall asleep. The doctors recommend that he spend thirty or so minutes exercising everyday. My dad is not the type of person to get a gym membership or even go for a simple walk. Instead, he bought a mini trampoline, and from 5:30 to 6:00 everyday, he cranks the A/C way down to keep cool, then jumps on the trampoline. Without fail, he forgets to turn the thermostat back up, so by the time he gets his shower, the air conditioning has made the house absolutely freezing! Then, he turns the heater on and forgets about that too! Then, the house is way too warm! My mom finally got tired of having to constantly adjust the thermostat, so she called a local HVAC company and had them install a smart thermostat. She sets the thermostat to go down while he is exercising, then go right back up, so that we are all comfortable. So far, it has worked perfectly!

read more

I’ve been evaluating our spending lately and have been trying to reduce our unnecessary spending. I started by getting rid of our cable several years ago, have changed phone carriers to a pay plan, cancelled our gym membership and even switched car insurance carriers to avoid wasting money. My next order of business should be to save us money on our energy bills. I’ve been stressing the importance of turning off lights whenever you leave the room to my better half, and have been trying to convince him to let us invest in a smart thermostat. He only talks about the up-front costs and doesn’t begin to see the long-term benefits as I do. I have to present him with research to show him why a smart thermostat is smart. We’re both busy a lot and there are plenty of nights each week when neither of us is home. When we’re not there, it’s just wasted energy to heat our home. He’s extremely tech savvy, so I told him if we had a smart thermostat, he could control the temperature of the home right from his smartphone. For instance, when he knows he’s on his way home, he could turn the temperature up and the house will be warm only when we’re there, which would save us a bunch on our heating bill. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he sees the main advantages of the smart thermostat soon and let’s me call an HVAC company to evaluate the cost to put in.

air-quality

It is almost Christmas.  At this time of the year, I spend a lot of time and money providing presents to a whole bunch of people.  I still need to buy for most of my family.  I have yet to get a gift for my mom and dad.  I hoped to go shopping last weekend but instead I spent the whole day trying to resolve a problem with my heating system. I realized that there was no heat at all coming from the vents, even though I had the thermostat set at a rather high temperature. While I never felt heat coming from the vents, I definitely felt  cool air coming from the vents. This cold temperature had spread throughout the house. It was not a pleasant temperature, considering that the weather outside was right around freezing and snowy. I tried to figure out the issue with the furnace without assistance. My plan was to save money by fixing the furnace without calling a licensed technician.   However, furnace repair is not simple. Without the proper tools or any knowledge whatsoever, I managed to cause more damage. When I couldn’t put the furnace back together,  I called an HVAC business near to me & they helped me to fix the system. The HVAC contractor  could see that I had been tinkering with the system before I told him. He took a while to find and solve the issue with the furnace because of my mistakes. He also charged me extra,  I should have called for HVAC repair right away.  I could have saved time and money.

HVAC system

It is that time of the year that is centered around gift giving.  I need to provide presents for all of my friends, family members, and the people I work with.  Although Christmas is right around the corner, I have yet to do any of my shopping. I was going to go with my sister last weekend however I ended up spending the afternoon at the house, trying to figure out was wrong with my furnace.  I realized that there was no heat coming from any of the vents. I turned up the thermostat,  but I still couldn’t get any heat  from the vents.  All I managed to do was get an abundance of cool air coming from the vents. This was, unfortunately, the temperature that I was also feeling throughout my house. It was not a comfortable temperature for the middle of Winter. I then made the mistake of trying to figure out the issue on my own. I hoped to save money by avoiding professional repair.  I figured  I could service the furnace on our own with a bit of effort. However, this was not the case.  I only made the damage much worse. When I the furnace pulled apart, I finally called an HVAC contractor for help.  The HVAC technician could clearly see that I had been working on the system without me even telling him. I was sort of embarrassed at this point. He took several hours to service the furnace because I had taken so many things apart. The repair was rather expensive because of my efforts. He then told me that all I originally needed was to have the furnace cleaned and the motor oiled.

HVAC installation

It was nearly Christmas Eve, and I needed to come up with presents for all of the people who help me out throughout the year.  Unfortunately, I had not yet started any of my shopping. I had plans to go the weekend before, but I instead spent the day at home, attempting to figure out the problem with my furnace. There was no heat coming from the supply vents. I had the thermostat set at a higher temperature than normal, but I never felt any heat coming from the vent.   All I could get was cool air from the furnace. This was particularly unpleasant, because the temperature throughout my house was dropping steadily. The weather was getting colder and colder.  So, I tried to resolve the problem on my own. I wanted to save money and avoid a professional repair.  I had hopes that I could fix the HVAC system on my own. However, this was not as simple as I had thought at that time. It turned out that I caused further damage. When I couldn’t figure out how to get the furnace working, I had no choice but to contact a licensed HVAC professional.  I hired them to handle the repairs of  the heating system. The technician could tell that I had been working on the system before I even told him. I was a little embarrassed at that point. He took a long time to fix the system because of my mistakes. The repair cost more because I had messed up quite a few things.  I should have called for professional HVAC repair from the beginning.  It would have cost far less, taken less time, and been easier.  

hvac-technology

It is almost Christmas.  That means I need to buy a whole bunch of presents, mainly for a bunch of people I barely know.  And I have no idea of what to buy. I have yet to do any of my holiday shopping. I was supposed to go last weekend but instead I spent the day at home trying to figure out my HVAC system. I noticed that there was no heat flowing from the supply vents. I had the thermostat cranked up but that did nothing. I couldn’t get the system to provide any hint of heat.  All I could manage was to get some cool air coming from the vent. This was definitely why the temperature throughout my house was far too cold. It was not a comfortable temperature for the Winter weather. Trying to save money, I tried to figure out the problem on my own. I wanted to avoid the expense of a professional service, and hoped that I could repair the HVAC unit on my own. However, this was not as simple as I had anticipated initially. It turned out that my efforts resulted in more extensive damage. When I couldn’t figure it out, I had no choice but to call an HVAC technician and hire them to repair the system. They could tell that I had been messing with the equipment before I even got around to telling them. I was fairly embarrassed at this point. The technician took a while to repair the furnace because of my abundance of mistakes. The guy also charged me extra for repairs because he had to come outside of regular business hours. In fact, had I called right away, everything could have been solved by getting all the furnace cleaned.

click the link

It is almost that time of the year to give presents to all of the people you know regardless of whether they provide you with a present or not. I have yet to do any of my shopping. I needed to go last weekend but instead I spent the day at home trying to figure out my HVAC system. I noticed that there was no heat coming from the vents. I had the thermostat set to a specific temperature. I never felt that coming from the vent though. All I could feel was cool air coming from the vent. This was the temperature that I was also feeling throughout my house. It was not a pleasant temperature for the wintertime. So, I tried to figure out the problem on my own. I wanted to save money in hopes that I could fix the HVAC system on my own. However, this was not as easy as I had anticipated at that time. It turned out that I had done even more damage. When I couldn’t figure it out I had called an HVAC business near to me and they helped me to fix the system. They could tell that I had been in the system without me even telling them. I was so embarrassed at this point. He took a while to fix the system because of my mistakes. He also charged me extra for repairs because there was more to repair than there had been before. In fact, all I needed was to get the heater coils cleaned and the heat would have come back through the vents.

AC