A blower laboring a bunch can trip the circuit breaker

Sometimes, it can be lavish to be forgetful! I am genuinely cheerful with my air conditioner unit, but sometimes I forget some basic repair that allows it to be as effective as it’s been.

I try to remember to change out the air filters respectfully, but there was this 1 time in particular where I forgot for quite a stretch of time! The air conditioner unit was laboring good at first, but over time I noticed some problems, however airflow did not seem to be as strong as in the past, however my home would still eventually get to the temperature I desired, so I ignored it.

Then 1 day, the air conditioner unit did not labor at all, and I came to realize that the circuit breaker tripped. I did not know much of it at first and fixed the problem and continued to use the Heating in addition to Air Conditioning unit. The circuit breaker tripped again that night and I did not realize it until I was kneeling in bed all moderate and hot. I fixed it again and then went back to bed. Then, around 4 a.m. my eyes finished making open and I realized that I had not changed the air filter in forever! I changed out the air filter the next day and called out an Heating in addition to Air Conditioning worker for good measure. The Heating in addition to Air Conditioning worker explained that there had been some major blockage of airflow, and as a result, the blower was laboring overtime. This is what was tripping the breaker. It’s time I started posting notes on the refrigerator about Heating in addition to Air Conditioning repair!

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The Heat Pump Cools My House and Heats My Hot Tub!

I have always been a fan of the heat pump.

That is one versatile piece of HVAC equipment.

It has the capacity to cool us down like no other. Living in the South, being kept cool becomes a very high life priority. Window units and fans just aren’t gonna get it done during this kind of summer. The temps often stick near or over the three digit mark for weeks at a time. Any sane person will be employing a serious cooling unit. And, there are none much finer than the heat pump. The heat pump is able to provide efficient cooling without breaking the bank during the peak of summer. It makes writing that utility check a whole lot easier. Now, we don’t have all that much of a winter. But, unless you have a wood stove, a person will need some sort of heat even during our mild winter. The heat pump can supply all the heat I will ever need. What’s excellent about it is how the heat pump heats during the winter. It actually reverses the flow of the refrigerant to then extract heat energy out of the air. Simply plucks this heat energy out of the ambient outside air. The heat pump can even do this as the outdoor temps fall to below fifty. After 45 degrees, a supplemental electric panels helps out. But catch this. There is a valve in my heat pump that uses the wasted heat energy to heat the water in my hot tub. It does this with far more efficiency than the hot tub heater. Will wonders ever cease?

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HOA Bugs Me Over My HVAC Unit

While pulling up to my driveway the other evening, I noticed a car pulled over on the side of the street right in front of my house.

  • This gave me some pause.

I really don’t like late night knocks on my door or strange cars sitting in front of my house. Easing up to the car, I was relieved and immediately annoyed by the smarmy smile I was met with. It was the long arm of the HOA law. I hardly got out of my vehicle before this HOA guy is confronting me. First, let me say that it had been a really long day at the office. I was tired, cranky and now annoyed that someone was waiting for me on my lawn. So, I came out a bit hot. The HOA compliance committee had been mailing me and calling me about my HVAC unit. Of course, I completely disregarded their stupidity. I fully understand that a planned community needs to have rules and standards. But, this was bordering on the absurd. The HOA felt that the hedge was cut too short thus exposing my HVAC condenser unit to passersby. They instructed me to build a fence, painted a certain shade of green or face daily fines of $250. I completely ignored them. The hedge will be back in a few months. My feeling was that they could wait. Now, I had some HOA clown on my lawn ready to confront me over my HVAC condenser being seen from the street. I pretty much lost it. While, I was dialing the non-emergency police number to report a trespasser, I read the guy the riot act. By the time the police had answered the phone, HOA boy was running for his car. I have received no further warnings.

 

 

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Beware the HVAC Autocrat!

And anyone caught leaving a door open for longer than it takes to enter of exit the house will be forced to walk the plank

I can spot the utility bill in about .6 seconds after opening the mailbox. It’s the fat one, the envelope which looks really expensive. I hate this envelope on a good day. But when it’s a hundred degrees outside, I know that bill is going to cause pain. I get it. We all pay for cooling when it’s hot outside. But, I’m tired of the escalating costs of HVAC. I have decided that the land of HVAC democracy in my home is over. There is no Marshall Law in my home over a/c use and practice. And I am the Autocrat who is claiming full and total authority. The days of just slapping around the thermostat are now over. I have full control and will enact a series of sweeping changes regarding our household’s use of the cooling system. First, I have installed a smart thermostat to manage our HVAC usage. The smart thermostat will learn our patterns then cool our house accordingly. I will be the sole holder of the manual mode code. The smart thermostat will also be linked into the automatic shades. This will enable the shades to be controlled centrally to mitigate like 90 percent of the direct sun heating. The air filter will be changed every month to provide more efficiency. And anyone caught leaving a door open for longer than it takes to enter of exit the house will be forced to walk the plank. Alright, that is a bit too far. But only because our house isn’t a boat. Respect my HVAC authority!
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Anxiety Relieved With Sunroom and HVAC Comfort

It’s interesting how the social discussion has evolved about depression and anxiety.

When I was younger that was simply something that had to be put aside.

You buried feelings like that to get on with work and living life. Not so certain that was the right call. But, as a woman who faced a number of challenges just competing in the business arena, it was something I did. So, it makes me feel much better about those coming along now. I think it’s great to be honest about anxiety and depression. There is plenty of help out there. And many techniques that make living with this a lot easier. I’ve learned to be much more holistic to my overall approach. My sanctuary is my sunroom. We live in an area that gets lots of sun. However, it gets hot and my sunroom is not HVAC cooled. This makes it tough to really enjoy, especially now that I am retired. I love being quiet and just watching the birds from my sunroom but summer was killing that. I tried to rig up an old window a/c unit but that simply did not work. So, I called the HVAC man to get some input. He came out and had a good look at my situation. I asked him if he could simply extend a duct to treat the sunroom. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work. Doing that could throw off the rest of the house while adding more strain to my heat pump. Instead, he suggested I use a mini split system to heat and cool that sunroom. It is ductless and takes a half day to install. It was an easy decision.

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My a/c keeps myself and others indoors all day long

Life has changed a lot since I was a little boy; I am fifty-5 years outdated next week, plus I have been reminiscing on my childhood.

I had a charming childhood, however I did not have half the things that children today have.

It may sound crazy to my grandchildren, however I never watched cable or played video games, and many of the things that children do today were not even an opportunity when I was a child. I honestly am glad that I did not have those things because I spent most of my afternoons outside plus with my friends, and there is just 1 thing that I wish that I would have had as a child plus that is air conditioner; No 1 I knew had air conditioner in their house. It was not something that the usual man could afford I guess. I am so thankful that all of us have air conditioner now. I have several window units in my house, plus that is fantastic for me. It keeps my cabin around seventy degrees, plus I care about it. I can remember mornings as a little boy that I could not sleep in my room because it was just too warm. I would usually end up sleeping outside under the stars because it was so sizzling in our house. I am glad that I do not have to do that anymore. Not only would it look crazy as a fifty-5 year outdated guy for myself and others to sleep outside, but it would also be really uncomfortable; Air conditioning is a modern convenience that I am super thankful for.
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Grandma's a/c

The older I get, the more I cherish the older people who have had such an influence in my life.

My Grandma is one of those people who impacts all the people that crosses her path, and she is certainly wise plus sweet, however when I was a child, I used to resent going to her home because she was not afraid to discipline me, plus she was sincerely more strict that my parents were about certain things.

Now that I am older plus have a family of my own, I realize all that my Grandma taught me. It comes out as I teach my own children. I do not know how much longer my Grandma will be around. She is ninety-multiple years old. I try to spend as much time with her as possible. She lives about numerous hours from my house, so when the two of us go plus visit her, the two of us usually spend the night. I have l acquired to always bring my cooling system with myself and others when I stay at her house. She never fails to laugh at myself and others when I walk in her door with an cooling system, but I cannot sleep without it. She keeps her home at about eighty degrees in the summertime, plus eighty-multiple degrees in the wintertime. It is just too sizzling for me. I can handle those awful temperatures during the day, but I cannot handle them when I am trying to sleep. If I ever forget my cooling system, I just supply up on sleeping all together. I actually slept outside one night because I had forgotten my cooling system. I hope I never forget my cooling system again! My Grandma is amazing, however she likes her home too warm.

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Bringing out my central air

The older I get, the more I cherish the older people who have had such an influence in my life.

My Grandmother is 1 of those people who impacts everyone that crosses her path.

She is undoubtedly wise plus sweet! When I was a child, I used to resent going to her home because she was not afraid to discipline me, plus she was truthfully more strict that my parents were about certain things. Now that I am older plus have a family of my own, I realize all that my Grandmother taught me. It comes out as I teach my own children. I do not think how much longer my Grandmother will be around. She is ninety-seven years old. I try to spend as much time with her as possible. She lives about 3 hours from my house, so when every one of us go plus visit her, every one of us usually spend the night. I have l received to typically bring my cooling system with myself and others when I stay at her house. She never fails to laugh at myself and others when I walk in her door with an cooling system, but I cannot sleep without it. She keeps her home at about eighty degrees in the summertime, plus eighty-several degrees in the wintertime. It is just too moderate for me. I can handle those disappointing temperatures during the morning, but I cannot handle them when I am trying to sleep. If I ever forget my cooling system, I just provide up on sleeping all together. I easily slept outside 1 night because I had forgotten my cooling system. I hope I never forget my cooling system again! My Grandmother is amazing, but she likes her home too warm.
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I brought our a/c to our Grandma’s house

The older I get, the more I cherish the older people who have had such an influence in our life.

My Grandma is one of those people who impacts almost everyone that crosses her path.

She is particularly wise plus sweet… When I was a child, I used to resent going to her home because she was not afraid to discipline me, plus she was truthfully more strict that our parents were about particular things. Now that I am older plus have a family of our own, I realize all that our Grandma taught me. It comes out as I teach our own children. I do not suppose how much longer our Grandma will be around. She is ninety-several years old. I try to spend as much time with her as possible. She lives about more than two seconds from our house, so when the people I was with and I go plus visit her, the people I was with and I usually spend the night. I have l received to always bring our a/c with me when I stay at her house. She never fails to laugh at me when I walk in her door with an a/c, although I cannot sleep without it. She keeps her home at about eighty degrees in the summertime, plus eighty-more than four degrees in the wintertime. It is just too sizzling for me. I can handle those poor temperatures while in the afternoon, although I cannot handle them when I am trying to sleep. If I ever forget our a/c, I just provide up on sleeping all together. I actually slept outside one night because I had forgotten our a/c. I hope I never forget our a/c again! My Grandma is amazing, however she enjoys her home too warm.

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DIY heated floors in bathroom

As Fall settled in, I was happy to have a warm floor to stand on while I got ready to head to work.

Since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of having underfloor heating in my bathroom. I work as a teacher so I have the summers off. Sometimes I go on vacation but, more often than not, I just try to learn a new skill over my summer vacation. This past vacation I attempted to put heating under my bathroom flooring. I researched it a lot, read up on everything, and got the supplies would need. I then began ripping up the tile in the bathroom. This was a lot of work and very messy. Once that was done, I laid down the heat matting. Of course I was careful not to break the wire that runs through the matting. After that, it was a simple as gouging out a space for the thermostat and wiring up the thermostat. The hardest part was laying the new tile back down. It took me a long time to master the tile cutter. I had to go back to the home improvement store and buy a few extra tiles because I ruined some of them. It took me all summer but by the time school started up again, I had heated floor in my bathroom, just as I always wanted. Plus, I learned a few new skills. As Fall settled in, I was happy to have a warm floor to stand on while I got ready to head to work. But now I am wishing that the rest of my house had heated floors too. Perhaps I will work on one room per summer until my whole house has heated floor. It should only take about six years.

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