The seasoned heating and AC wasn’t going to make it

Carol has been in this rental apartment since mid September.

This was the designated landing spot once she finally got out of the lake house she had spent the past 35 years in.

Well, not quite 35 years but close to that. Still, just the fact that the original Heating and A/C device went 26 years without failing was amazing. Carol enjoyed that lake house and it was tough to walk away from. But the fact that it was just too much lake house without the young ones residing there. And the vastness of that empty lake house just drove home the fact that it was time for Carol to turn the page. When you’re a parent for so long, it’s difficult to flip over to a focus on just your life. So when Carol knew that it was time to give up the family home. Funny enough, it was the Heating and A/C unit that pushed that move forward. Carol got to know that the old Heating and A/C unit was not going to make it much longer. So, she took that as a signal to do other changes as well. And she opted to go with the latest in residential Heating and A/C and Heating and A/C technology on the advice of her real estate agent. It sure made the difference and Carol made lots of money on that house. But residing in this rental has given her motivation to own her own Heating and A/C unit again. The heating and cooling unit in this place is old and average. That would be one thing if it got service from a Heating and A/C expert. That doesn’t happen so the heating and cooling where she is now residing is terrible.
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This is the time of the year when the heat pumps are nice and quiet

We’re so blissful to wake up, walk outside to get the paper and not hear the chorus of heat pumps greeting us.

This is the time of year when the heat pumps are nice and quiet.

That is until we get a chilly evening and everyone thinks the sky is falling and hits the control unit. But even those chilly evenings are rare. We’ve been awfully pleased to wake up and flip the control unit over the heating to knock the chill out of the house. This year we’re enjoying the holidays all that much more with the fond memories of all the money we saved on air conditioning costs last summer. This of course is when the heat pump truly gets after it. While it’s quiet in the winter, the heat pump is alive and kicking day and night providing cooling to the apartment for weeks on end. For the longest time, we sort of just leaned into the AC because that was the toughest thing to get used to when we moved down here. We had never experienced that kind of heat. But that also comes with a price when it comes to all those cooling costs. So this year, we committed to a strategy that we learned from the Heating and A/C company. All we did was go on the Heating and A/C company website to learn all we needed to grasp on how to save utility on costs when it came to cooling a home. We followed all the instructions and ended up saving nearly 20% over the year before.
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Saving on cooling costs last summer was painless

I’m so glad to wake up, walk outside to get the paper and not hear the chorus of heat pumps greeting me.

This is the time of year when the heat pump is nice and quiet.

That is until we get the least bit of a cold snap and everyone thinks the sky is falling and hits the thermostat. But even those cold snaps are rare. But still, I’ve been awfully pleased to wake up and flip the thermostat over the heating to knock the chill out of the house. This year I’m enjoying Christmas all that much more with the fond memories of all the money I saved on air conditioning costs last summer. This of course is when the heat pump really gets after it. While it’s quiet in the winter, the heat pump is alive and kicking day and night providing cooling to the house for months on end. For the longest time, I sort of just leaned into the air conditioning because that was the toughest thing to get used to when we moved down here. I just had never experienced that kind of heat. But that also comes with a price when it comes to all those cooling costs. So this year, I committed to a strategy that I learned from the HVAC company. All I did was go on the HVAC company website to learn all I needed to know about how to save utility on costs when it came to cooling a home. I followed all the instructions and ended up saving nearly twenty percent over the year before.

 

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Doing my mother's HVAC installation

My mother had been calling me for a few weeks now.

She needed help with indoor comfort.

Her HVAC unit had stopped working, and though she had the portable space heaters I had gotten earlier in the year, they did not do enough to keep the entire house warm. Though the thermostat was working, mum could not get the system to switch on or adjust the temps when the system would come on. She was skeptical about contacting the local business for an HVAC repairman because, in the past, she had a serviceman or rather a man who pretended to be one dupe her into losing a sizable amount of money. She had been told to purchase a few components that were “worn out,” but in the real sense, nothing was worn out. The experience made mum lose trust in HVAC professionals that were not her daughter, me. I had been scheduling for her HVAC maintenance but had gotten off routine for the past year because I had just gotten my first child. I made plans to go check out mum’s HVAC system and regulator. When I got there and examined the system, I established that my mother needed new HVAC equipment. We contacted the local HVAC provider and had a quality HVAC delivered. To save up on costs and money, I decided to do the HVAC installation rather than call the HVAC business. I had only done this once before, and it was successful, apart from a few unavoidable hitches. It was a new HVAC brand with new technology, but that did not shake me. The fitting process took me a whole day, but by the end of that day, we were enjoying the quality warmth over a hot dinner plate. It was a long but great experience.

 

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Nana's first HVAC unit

Nana told me how they had grown up in the old days when they used a wood furnace to keep them warm. Those in the cities had better equipment, but those in the country could not say the same. She had, however, witnessed the beginning of the HVAC industry. She got her first HVAC unit when she gave birth to her second child. She and Grandpa were super excited about finally getting help with indoor comfort. The town’s mayor they lived in had issued a directive that each home had to have HVAC installation within the first year of his term. The mayor had worked with the local business in the area to offer this new HVAC equipment to every property at half price. The other half price, the government had catered for. By then, my mother, the firstborn, had seen a system at school and a thermostat, so she was not new to them. Nana, however, was her first time seeing a quality HVAC system. My mum noticed that they got the same HVAC brand as at school. It meant that they also had the latest technology in the HVAC business at the time, which would prove to be an issue when it came to nana operating it. After the HVAC provider delivered the unit, the HVAC repairman started the installation process. Once finished, the HVAC professional advised them on the importance of HVAC maintenance. Nana was relieved to know she would not need to deal with the servicing; they only needed to call the technicians, and they would handle it. Nana was very excited about the improved home comfort. She learned how to regulate the temperature, and her life has not been the same since. The mayor has been termed the best mayor for a long time.

 

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HVAC installation during a trying time

The HVAC repairman finished the HVAC installation in a day

Kai had seen her and offered the best words of comfort, but whatever he said was not the right thing, and Lauren had just turned her head and looked at the wall. He didn’t know what to say. Frankly, Kai was more relieved that he was not injured than upset that the baby had been lost. Lauren’s mother-in-law, Kai’s aunt, and Kai’s mother had felt compelled to tell him how it all happened in appalling detail. Lauren had lost her husband two months ago, and now the baby she had been carrying, the pain was unimaginable. Still, Kai was also hurting; he had lost his cousin and his best friend too. Now she had to watch the woman she loved suffer while he stood there helpless. His mom, Janet, asked him to call the local business and book a consultation meeting. Kai could not understand how his mother was thinking of purchasing new HVAC equipment when they were in mourning for a second time. Still, someone had to take care of the HVAC unit and such matters since life moved on, regardless of the situation. His cousin had asked his opinion on different HVAC brands, making the task even harder. Tommy was a good man, and he did not deserve to die. He deserved to see the quality HVAC running in his home, the intelligent thermostat he had been eyeing doing its best to help with indoor comfort. But he was no more; instead, Kai had to pick out the HVAC himself. Even with the help of the HVAC professional, it felt incomplete. If it were up to Kai, he would have just gone for HVAC maintenance, but he had to honor his cousin’s latest project. The HVAC repairman finished the HVAC installation in a day. The HVAC provider gave Kai the annual servicing plan. With the HVAC business behind him, Kai could focus on other matters.

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The HVAC service van was running, but empty.

I got home from work, and I saw the HVAC service van sitting in my driveway.

When I got out of the car, the service van was running, but there was no one inside.

I hadn’t called the HVAC company, and even if I had, why was the service running and empty? I was almost afraid to go to the house, because what if the HVAC service van was a ruse and someone was inside my house? I went to the neighbor’s house and asked if the HVAC technician was there? She said she wasn’t expecting an HVAC technician, and I pointed out the window. She also thought it was odd and told me to stay there. Her husband would be home shortly, and he could check it out. About half an hour later, the HVAC service was still in my driveway, and my neighbor’s husband was home. I told him what was going on, and he headed to the service van. He pulled the door open, but there was no one inside. He was worried there may be something wrong with the HVAC technician, but he was AWOL. He went around to the backyard, and there he was lying on the ground. When he got closer, he saw something on the HVAC technician’s chest. He couldn’t believe it when he saw a rattlesnake quietly lying there just looking at the HVAC technician. He grabbed a rake and swept the snake up and threw it into the field. The HVAC technician was terrified. He realized he was at the wrong house when he got into the backyard. He turned and almost stepped on the snake, then stumbled and fell. He had been there, with the snake on his chest, for almost an hour.

 

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The HVAC technician fell into a beehive.

I had the exterminator to my house on the same day the HVAC technician was supposed to arrive.

My husband and I had seen some bees in the house, and we wanted to get rid of them. We killed two in the morning, but I had them all over the windowsill. The exterminator showed up, but he couldn’t find any nests. I told him I opened the basement door, and several of them swarmed into the house. He went into the basement, and he found a hive of honeybees in the cinderblocks that made up the wall to the furnace room. He told me he would need to get some additional equipment if he wanted to excise the bees and take them alive. I hated the idea of him killing honeybees, and when he said he would remove them and take them to a honey farm, I was happy. He was only gone five minutes when the HVAC technician arrived. I told him the exterminator would be right back, and that we had bees in the basement. He told me he was allergic to bees, and he would be careful. I told him where the furnace was and asked if he didn’t want to wait until the exterminator was done. He could go to his next HVAC job and come back when he was done. He laughed and said he was fine. Five minutes later, I heard the HVAC yelling. I called an ambulance even before I went downstairs. I knew the bees had found him. As he was being taken away in the ambulance, I called the HVAC company to tell them what happened. I didn’t want to be blamed because the HVAC technician didn’t listen to me.

 

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I couldn't focus while in the HVAC class.

I had a different HVAC instructor, that was a man

I wasn’t expecting to see any girls when I entered the HVAC class that first day. There were four girls and only five guys in the class. When the HVAC instructor walked through the door, she was a woman. I couldn’t wrap my mind around how many women were there. Once I saw the HVAC instructor, it bowled me over to think about all the women that were there. I couldn’t focus while in the HVAC class, and I was trying to figure out how I was going to change classes. I thought I could get into another HVAC class. I wasn’t against women being HVAC technicians, but I came to school to get away from my girlfriend. We had a disastrous breakup, and I didn’t want to be around another woman for a long time. I was sure they would pair me with a girl in the HVAC class. My instructor tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I had a problem I could share with the class. I shook my head and got up and walked out. I heard some snickers, but I ignored them. I went to the office and told them my dilemma. The admissions director came in, and once again I was face to face with a woman. All I could say was, ‘there are too many pretty women here to deal with’, and I ran out of the building. I changed my class, but I had to wait another month for it to start. I had a different HVAC instructor, that was a man. There were mostly men in the class, and only one woman. She was my ex-girlfriend.

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I couldn't take my eyes off the HVAC technician. (was she married?)

She bit her lips to keep from laughing and said that was an odd response

I couldn’t believe how lucky I was to get this HVAC technician. She was one of the most beautiful women I had ever laid eyes on, and I couldn’t quit looking at her. I’m sure I acted like some kind of weirdo, but I couldn’t help it. I was hopelessly in love at first sight. I kept trying to see her hand to check for a ring. Was she engaged? Married? I had to find out, but I couldn’t ask. I would change my entire lifestyle for the HVAC technician if she gave me a chance. I went downstairs and asked if she wanted a cup of coffee, so I could get a glimpse of her again. She said no thank you, and I swore I heard a choir of angels sing. I couldn’t understand why I was feeling this way. Maybe it was gratitude that the HVAC technician was there so promptly. I didn’t think i was lonely. I had lived alone for almost five years now. I had and dated many beautiful women over the years. I thought that if she did just one thing wrong, I would feel differently, but she didn’t. She came up from the basement and told me the furnace was fine. She couldn’t find anything wrong with it, and asked if I had questions. She must have thought I was deaf, but I couldn’t answer. I was tongue-tied. When I did open my mouth, I told her I loved her. She bit her lips to keep from laughing and said that was an odd response. I apologized and told her how I was feeling. She winked and told me it was probably indigestion and handed me her bill.

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